Pictured, from left to right, are: Robert Carney, M.D. ‘56, Res. ‘71, Barbara Carney, Kit Larson and Vernon Larson, M.D. ‘56.

Pictured, from left to right, are: Henry Kuharic, M.D. ’54, Katherine Anderson, Arthur Anderson, M.D. ’54, Marilyn Layton and Dick Layton, M.D. ’54.

50-Year Association Lunch

UW School of Medicine alumni from the classes of 1950 through 1959 gathered on a lovely fall day for the annual 50-Year Association Lunch at the Seattle Yacht Club. The event, held on Sept. 26, 2009, honors those who have celebrated their 50th class reunion and reconnects classmates and friends.

Family Day

Family Day, held in Seattle on Sept. 4, 2009, is part of the School of Medicine’s orientation program; first-year students and their families and friends join faculty and academic leadership to learn what to expect during medical school. Following the presentations, each student is given a stethoscope — a gift from the UW Medicine Alumni Association. Washington State University-University of Idaho-WWAMI Medical Education Program staff member Marlane Martonick wrote to thank the association for the stethoscopes, presented at their orientation.

“Our students have just completed their three-day orientation and are now attending their first day of class,” writes Martonick. “The highlight of our orientation last Thursday was the stethoscope ceremony, which everyone truly enjoyed… the students were all so very pleased and proud to have received this gift from your organization.”

First-year student Sanjay Chandrasekaran attended Family Day with his parents.

Rubiahna Vaughn, second-year medical student and class representative, poses with first-year student Robert Jones, are pictured in the photo at the left. Medical student Caitlin Campbell receives a stethoscope from Tom Norris, M.D., Fel. ’89, the UW School of Medicine’s vice dean for academic affairs, are pictured in the photo at the right.

Ph.D. students Hugo Arellano-Santoyo, Lauren Higdon and Quy Lee attended the reception this October…

… as did Sarah Oliver, Sterling Eckard, Amanda Davis, Amy Berkley and Caitlin Milligan.

Ph.D. Reception

The UW Medicine Alumni Association held a welcome reception for UW Medicine’s 141 entering Ph.D. students on Oct. 8, 2009. During the event, which is co sponsored by the Department of Research and Graduate Education, each student is presented with a laser pen as a welcome gift.


Alumnus Anthony Forte, M.D. ’85, Res. ’89, and his wife, Kathleen, held a well-attended Student-Alumni Informational Dinner (SAID) a few months ago. Forte documented the occasion — in which several doctors shared information about their specialties with medical students — with a photo.

If you’d like to learn more about SAID or other opportunities to help students, we’ve explained a whole host of volunteer opportunities on our website at www.uwmedalumni.org.

From left to right are Viral Shah (internal medicine), Larry Vercio (anesthesia), medical student Jacob Sunshine, host Kathleen Forte, medical student Jacqueline Malekirad, Aparna Ananth, Fel. ’07 (clinical instructor in the Department of Anesthesiology), medical student Elizabeth Hughes, James Greene (clinical instructor in ob-gyn), and host Anthony Forte.