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September 2018 - Wayne State University

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Call for Nominations - Medical Alumni Reunion Awards
Call for Nominations - Medical Alumni Reunion Awards

The Wayne State University Medical Alumni Association recognizes distinguished alumni and faculty for significant contributions to the School of Medicine and the medical community at large. Awards are presented annually during the Medical Alumni Reunion Dinner. All School of Medicine alumni, faculty, resident alumni and students are invited to nominate candidates for the Recent Alumni Award, the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Lawrence M. Weiner Award. The nomination deadline is Oct. 31. Click here to nominate a candidate.

Symposium on the Frontiers in Medicine and Science
Symposium on the Frontiers in Medicine and Science

Join us Oct. 17 for the Wayne State University School of Medicine's Sesquicentennial Symposium on Frontiers in Medicine and Science, where we'll reflect on 150 years of academics, research and clinical care excellence – and hear from renowned scientists who are leading the way into the future of medicine and science. Read more.

Passing the torch for medical education
Passing the torch for medical education

With three generations of practicing physicians in the family, it's safe to say that George Blum, M.D. and his wife, Joyce, have an appreciation for medical education. Dr. Blum, a clinical professor at the Wayne State University School of Medicine who completed a residency at Children's Hospital of Michigan, understands the importance of inspiring future generations of physicians. Read more.

Medical Annual Fund Impact: Auntie Na's Student Organization
Medical Annual Fund Impact: Auntie Na's Student Organization

Welcome to Auntie Na's Village, a community built for women and children on the west side of Detroit to learn about nutrition, receive clinical assistance and learn about healthy lifestyle choices. This year a group of medical students formed Auntie Na’s Student Organization and they will soon complete their Medical House, which will focus on Women's Health. Thanks to your support and the growth of the Medical Alumni Annual Fund, our medical students are improving the health of the Detroit community while gaining valuable experience! Click here to donate before the fiscal year ends Sept. 30!

Support and Save- Become a Member Today!
Support and Save- Become a Member Today!

Join the WSU Medical Alumni Association today and receive three months free! Members receive discounts on merchandise, alumni-sponsored events, travel, dining and much more! In addition, your membership supports student engagement programs and allows us to continue promotion at conferences, symposiums and other venues. Click here to join or renew- we are Stronger Together!

Seeking Alumni Participation- Learning Community Dinners!
Seeking Alumni Participation- Learning Community Dinners!

These dinners are aimed at assisting the Student Learning Communities with advising, mentoring, career planning, and medical professionalism! They are held at the School of Medicine on various evenings from 6 to 7:30 p.m. and are arranged in small groups, with each physician personally interacting with medical students! If you are interested, please click here to sign up.

Save the Date!
Save the Date!

Medical Residency Event - Being Prepared for Practice!

Please share this helpful seminar with residents and/or colleagues transitioning from residency into practice! On Oct. 11 in Scott Hall, a panel of speakers will focus on CV enhancement, what to expect during interviews and site visits, and what to look for in employment contracts. Lunch and dinner will be served as well! Click here for full details and to sign up!

WSU Department of Pathology Annual Symposium and the A. Martin Lerner Endowed Lecture Series - Nov. 2 - 3

This year's event, "Contemporary Issues in Hematolpathology: Clinicopathological Perspectives," will be held at The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn, Mich. Click here for more information.

Featured notable alumna - Jean Wright, M.D. '78
Featured notable alumna - Jean Wright, M.D. '78

For 150 years, the Wayne State University School of Medicine has educated and trained many of the top physicians and medical researchers in the country. To recognize and honor these remarkable individuals, a Notable Alumni section is featured on the alumni website. Click here to read about the more than 150 alumni who have been profiled or to submit a nomination. Click here to read about this month's featured notable alumna, Jean Wright, M.D. '78


Faculty News



Alum News

Monique Butler, M.D. '06

Monique Butler, M.D. '06, MBA, was named chief medical officer for Swedish Medical Center, a 408-bed Level 1 trauma center in Englewood, Colo. Read more.

Linda Dubay, M.D. '88

Linda Dubay, M.D. '88, joined the Genesys Health System cancer care team in Grand Blanc, Mich. Read more.

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Patricia Gussin, M.D. '71

Patricia Gussin, M.D. '71, and her husband Robert, received the Thriller Legends Award from the International Thriller Writers Association. Read more.

Nicholas Helmstetter, M.D. '14

Nicholas Helmstetter, M.D. '14, joined the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine faculty. Read more.

Jayant Jagannathan, M.D., Res. '10

Jayant Jagannathan, M.D., Res. '10 was featured in an article in Crain's Detroit Business titled "Traveling 'Dr. Jag' jets to U.P. for patients." Read more.

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Emeka Obiora, M.D. '08

Emeka Obiora, M.D. '08, joined the surgical oncology team at New Hanover Regional Medical Center's Physician Specialists - General Surgery Specialists in Wilmington, N.C. Read more.

Judith Tintinalli, M.D. '69

Judith Tintinalli, M.D. '69, was the guest of honor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine's Resident Research Day. Read more

Peter Traber, M.D. '81

Peter Traber, M.D. '81, was appointed partner by Alacrita in its Waltham, Mass., office. Read more.

Carolyn Whitney, M.D., Res. '87

Carolyn Whitney, M.D., Res. '87 was named a Patient Preferred Physician representing Pediatrics for the state of Tennessee. Read more.

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Sept. 22

School of Medicine
Sesquicentennial Gala
6:30 p.m. - midnight
MGM Grand Detroit

Oct. 17

Frontiers in Medicine and Science
Scott Hall
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Click here for details

Oct. 26

WSU Sesquicentennial Celebration
4:30-6 p.m.
Gullen Mall
Click here for information

Nov. 3

WSU School of Medicine Reception
AAMC Conference
6-8 p.m.
Austin, Texas


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Are you interested in engaging with medical students, alumni and/or prospective students? Click here to learn more about our engagement opportunities!

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Medical Alumni Association

Scott Hall
540 E. Canfield Ave., Room 1369
Detroit, MI 48201

Phone (Direct): 313-577-3587
Toll Free: 1-877-WSU-MED1
Fax: 313-577-0423

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