Alumni Weekend Events

Friday, October 2

NOTABLE ALUMNUS LECTURE — TERRY R. KNAPP, M.D. ’70

1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Dr. Terry Knapp1970 UF College of Medicine graduate Terry Knapp, M.D., will present this year’s Notable Alumnus Lecture entitled “Transforming Healthcare Worldwide: Integrated Digital Care and P4 Medicine.” Knapp founded CareSpan in 2010 to transform how health care can be delivered with better accessibility, lower cost and better outcomes. He is a board-certified surgeon with a 40-year history of multinational care delivery and is an accomplished medical device and services entrepreneur.

Knapp was previously co-founder of Collagen Corporation and served as the CEO of a publicly-traded, diversified medical device and information technology company. While serving as Collagen’s first vice president of regulatory and clinical affairs, he submitted and received the first U.S. FDA product approval for a Class III medical device.

Knapp received his medical degree from the University of Florida and went on to specialty training in plastic surgery at Stanford University.

 


INNOVATIONS IN RESEARCH

2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
North Learning Studio, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Dr. Tiago MachucaTiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D., is an assistant professor of surgery at the UF College of Medicine. Machuca joined the division of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery after completing clinical fellowships in thoracic surgery and lung transplantation at the University of Toronto. He was also a postdoctoral research fellow at the Latner Thoracic Surgery Research Laboratories at the University of Toronto.

Learn about Machuca and his research team’s work on lung preservation, ex vivo lung perfusion, lung transplantation, donation after determination of circulatory arrest and extracorporeal life support.

 

 

 


College of Medicine Wall of FameCOLLEGE OF MEDICINE WALL OF FAME UNVEILING AND RECEPTION

5 – 5:45 p.m.
Founders Gallery

Join us as we unveil this year’s Wall of Fame recipients. Those honored have made significant contributions to medicine, government, education or their communities.

 


Biomedical BuildingPhD COCKTAIL RECEPTION (ALL CLASSES) 

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Location TBA

Join your fellow Ph.D. alumni for a networking reception with Ph.D. students and faculty.

 

 


HMEBMD CELEBRATING CLASSES DINNER

6 – 9 p.m.
George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

After a day of excitement and enrichment, the Celebrating Classes Dinner and cocktail hour is the perfect way to connect with your classmates. The celebrating classes — 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995 — will enjoy a cocktail hour by class year. Excellent catering, an elegantly decorated setting and an entertaining video presentation will complete the evening.


MD YOUNG ALUMNI RECEPTIONDoubleTree Gaming Courtyard

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
DoubleTree by Hilton Courtyard

The celebrating classes of 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015 are invited to enjoy a fun, casual evening.

 


ShulasPA ALUMNI GATHERING (ALL CLASSES)

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Shula’s Private Space, UF Hilton

All PA celebrating classes are invited to enjoy a fun, casual evening.

 

 

 


Saturday, October 3

Harrell Medical Education Building tourGEORGE T. HARRELL, M.D., MEDICAL EDUCATION BUILDING TOURS

Time TBA – first 2 hours of Tailgate
Starts by elevators, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

During the first two hours, we welcome alumni and friends to see firsthand how today’s students are learning through hands-on demonstrations in the UF Center for Experiential Learning and Simulation. Tours will depart from the first-floor elevators every 15 minutes.


ANNUAL TAILGATE & WATCH PARTY

Family at Alumni Weekend tailgateTime TBA – 3 hours prior to kick-off
Steven M. Scott, M.D., and Rebecca J. Scott Commons and The Terrace, George T. Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

Put on your orange and blue and show your game day spirit! This special gathering promises great food and even greater company. Guests can take advantage of indoor seating or enjoy the fresh air and lovely vista on the outdoor terrace. Make some new Gator memories with classmates as you enjoy a hot and cold buffet, cash bar (beer and wine only), family-friendly activities and complimentary shuttles to the stadium.

Shuttles will run every 15 minutes, beginning 90 minutes prior to kickoff, and will resume for return trips at the start of the fourth quarter. Shuttle rides will continue until one hour after the game ends.

Or, feel free to stay put and watch the Gators face off against South Carolina Gamecocks, without the crowds, at our watch party! Game time snacks and cash bar available.