1979 - 25th reunion

A very small group of the Class of ’79 gathered for the clambake on the Harkness lawn on Friday night, including Lloyd Friedman, vice president of medical affairs (pulmonary diseases), Milford Hospital (Conn.), with his wife, Kai Yang, and kids (one of whom was braving an abscessed tooth!); Jeff Dornbusch, PICU Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque; Mike Young, assistant professor (allergy and immunology), Harvard Medical School; Cindy Sherman, gastroenterologist, Minneapolis; and me. Ed Shultz, associate professor (biomedical informatics), Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, and his wife, Patty, joined us briefly, though they had to leave before the Saturday festivities, because Ed’s band had a gig in Washington, D.C. They are apparently much sought after at medical gatherings to get the dancing going—maybe next reunion?

Our dinner on Saturday was in the library of the Graduate Club, where the group from the night before was expanded to include a respectable dozen or so of our classmates, including Kerry Cooper, nephrology, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Bonnie Cunningham, associate professor/attending physician (hematology), Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Jacobi Medical Center, New York; Dave Golan, biological chemistry, Harvard Medical School; Jonathan Holt, consultation, liaison, (psychiatry), University at Buffalo-Department of Psychiatry, SUNY-Buffalo, N.Y., and his wife, Karen; Liz Moore, radiology, University of California-Davis Medical Center, Sacramento; Eddie Reed, director of the cancer center at West Virginia University (oncology-internal medicine) and his wife, Meenakshi; my husband, Alan Plattus, and me, as well as Jeff, Mike, Cindy and Lloyd from the night before. Shirley McCarthy, professor of radiology at Yale, sent her regrets, having been called away on a family emergency. Lynn Rudich, pediatrics, Woodbridge, Conn., and her husband, Alan Kleinman, made a surprise appearance during dessert and coffee.

We lingered over cocktails and then had a class picture taken before moving on to dinner. We all clustered around a board with our first-year “mug shots”—and agreed that none of us had changed a bit! Conversation was lively, catching up on our lives, children and the past, recent or upcoming college searches for the next generation. It was a very relaxed and enjoyable evening, and we hope to garner a bigger crowd next time.

Nancy Berliner


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