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November 2018 - Wayne State University

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School of Medicine exceeds ambitious $190 million fundraising goal
School of Medicine exceeds ambitious $190 million fundraising goal

Wayne State University leadership had another Pivotal Moment to celebrate late last month: The School of Medicine hit a historic mark for fundraising results, officially surpassing the $190 million goal just two days before the Pivotal Moments Campaign concluded Sept 30. Publicly launched in 2014, the $750 million university-wide campaign was the most ambitious comprehensive fundraising effort in Wayne State’s 150-year history. More than 9,000 donors combined to achieve this milestone, including nearly 5,200 alumni and another 330 current or former members of Wayne State faculty and staff. Read more.

Join the Dean’s Circle: Sign up for Interview Days
Join the Dean’s Circle: Sign up for Interview Days

The Wayne State University School of Medicine has had nearly 9,000 applicants for the class of 2023, with several weeks remaining for submissions. The number of applicants has doubled since 2016. With this increase, the School of Medicine needs volunteers to participate in our Interview Days. Click here to volunteer to help select the next generation of WSU physicians!

School of Medicine featured in commercial for WSU

When you can deliver wellness across the community and around the world, you're more than strong. You're Warrior Strong.  View commercial.

Medical Alumni Association 2018 Year in Review
Medical Alumni Association 2018 Year in Review

Fiscal year 2018 was an exciting and successful year for the Medical Alumni Association.  Donations to the Medical Alumni Annual Fund hit a record high and participation in alumni-sponsored initiatives soared. Click here  for highlights from 2018 and learn how the Medical Alumni Association is promoting alumni pride, excellence and loyalty while supporting a robust medical education for students.

Planning for the future while making a difference today, alumnus gives back to the School of Medicine
Planning for the future while making a difference today, alumnus gives back to the School of Medicine

On a Friday afternoon, Jay Eastman M.D. '72, Res. '74, made the trip to the Wayne State University School of Medicine during the lunch hour to speak to a group of approximately 50 medical students about his lifelong passion: ambulatory pediatrics. An alumnus and practicing pediatrician, Dr. Eastman felt strongly that it was important to engage with students as they begin to take their first steps toward their careers. "I was pleased to see how many students were there at the Medical Specialty Luncheon interested in learning about the specialty," Dr. Eastman said. "It's really enjoyable to volunteer in this way, and I had fun watching people learn more about pediatrics." Read more.

The Medical Alumni Annual Fund Touches Hearts!
The Medical Alumni Annual Fund Touches Hearts!

Thanks to the generous support of the Medical Alumni Annual Fund, student organizations are thriving and helping the community! One of those organizations is Healthy Hearts, which hosted events at two local schools - educating children about their hearts through fun and interactive exercises. Children got to dissect a sheep heart, listen to their heart through a stethoscope, and learn about CPR. Healthy Hearts also hosted two health fairs in the community. Make your gift today!

Future Docs 2019- March 2!
Future Docs 2019- March 2!

Is your child between the ages of 6-12? If so, we invite you to join us for Future Docs- an event that makes medicine fun for children through a variety of workshops, activities and more! Future Docs will be held Saturday, March 2, from 9AM- 1PM at the School of Medicine. If you'd like to be put on the list to receive a formal invitation, please send an e-mail to

Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend 2019 - Save the Date!
Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend 2019 - Save the Date!

We are Stronger Together!
We are Stronger Together!

Being a member means joining the Medical Alumni Association; a strong community of alums, faculty and friends focused on generating impact and getting involved! Help strengthen our Alumni Association by staying connected- click here to join and receive one additional month of free membership!

Featured notable alumnus Daniel Mooradian, Ph.D. '87
Featured notable alumnus Daniel Mooradian, Ph.D. '87

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 alumnus, Daniel Mooradian, Ph.D. '87.


Alum News

Eva Waineo, M.D. '05, Res. '09

Eva Waineo, M.D. '05, Res. '09, was selected by the Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry to join its competitive Education Scholar program, a two-year mentorship focused on developing scholarship skills. Read more.

Salvador Rojas, M.D. '07

Salvador Rojas III, M.D. '07, received the Chicano Boricua Studies Estrella Alumni Award from the Center for Latino/a and Latin American Studies at Wayne State. Read more.

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Diane Fiander, M.D., Res. '16

Diane Fiander, M.D., Res. '16, joined Munson Medical Center in Traverse City, Mich. as a specialist in vitreoretinal surgery.

Alexander Garbarino, M.D. '14, was married on June 9. Read more.

Larry Jacobs, M.D. '07

Larry Jacobs, M.D. '07, was named associate dean of Western University's Schulich Medical and Dentistry School in Windsor, ON. Read more.

Christopher Koziara, M.D. '12

Christopher Koziara, M.D. '12, joined the orthopedic team at Allegan General Hospital in Allegan, Mich. Read more.

George Mogill, M.D. '42

George Mogill, M.D. '42 was featured on Fox 2 News after returning home from an honor flight to Washington, D.C. Read more.

Julie Ann Vincent, M.D. '88

Julie Ann Vincent, M.D. '88, was selected to receive the Lake Superior State University Shouldice Professional Achievement Award. Read more.

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Nov. 3

WSU School of Medicine Reception
AAMC Conference
6:30 - 9 p.m.
JW Marriott Austin
Austin, Texas
Click here to register.

Jan. 10

Los Angeles Presidential Alumni Reception
7-9 p.m.
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills
Click here to register.

Feb. 11

Naples Presidential Alumni Reception
5:30-7:30 p.m.
LaPlaya Beach and Golf Resort
Click here to register.

March 2

Future Docs
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WSU School of Medicine

April 10

Detroit Presidential Alumni Reception
6-8 p.m.
The Colony Club
Click here to register.

May 17-19

Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend
WSU School of Medicine and MGM Grand Detroit
Click here for details.

In Memoriam

William Shearer, M.D., Ph.D. '66, a renowned immunologist who gained worldwide attention for his care of the famed Bubble Boy, died Oct. 16. Read more.


Get involved!

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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