Saturday, June 1

Please check this website for schedule updates over the course of the spring . Final schedule will be distributed upon arrival on campus.
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Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street, Rotunda

Pick up your nametags and final weekend schedule. Stop back during the weekend with any questions or for recommendations on self-guided tours or children’s activities. Feel free to sit for a spell at our welcome tables and chat with other alumni.

Light Continental Breakfast in the Cushing/Whitney Library.

Robert J. Alpern, M.D., Dean and Ensign Professor of Medicine, shares the latest news from the Medical School and his vision for the future. The AYAM will present the 2019 Distinguished Alumni Service Awards.

YSM alumni share highlights of decisions made and consequences of various career and life choices. Discussed in the context of taking a leadership role for your own life and career at different life stages. Moderated by Rob Greenly, M.B.A ’83, principal with the Corporate Physician Leadership Center. The 10:15 panel will include alumni transitioning within and around the medical profession: Richard Awdeh, M.D. ’04; Lisa Ragen Ide M.D. ’89; and Robert Kolodner, M.D. ’74.

To learn more about this session, visit our news story here

Death and what happens after death has captivated humans from the beginning. Death is not only the inevitable destiny for all living organisms, it is also a common feature of life. In humans, more than 200 billion cells die every day. The vast Majority of these cells are programmed to die as part of the renewal of organs and tissues. Cell death can also occur in an accidental manner as a consequence of injuries or in disease settings, such as in neurodegenerative diseases. Extensive cell death is also a feature of development. Many cells, such as those between our digits or neuronal cells generated in excess die during limb and brain development, respectively. Our survival depends on our body ability to eliminate and, when necessary, replace the dead cells. Professor Rothlin will discuss what happens after cell death and present efforts to break the “cell death code” to predict the specific outcomes of cell death recognition.

Don’t miss the Cushing Center, as unique as its collection, named for 1891 Yale College graduate, Harvey Cushing, M.D., the father of modern neurosurgery. The Cushing Center houses more than the 400 jars of patients’ brains and tumors; the center offers a selection from Cushing’s rare book collection, Cushing’s skillful surgical illustrations and dramatic black and white portraits of his patients. This tour is also offered on Friday at 11:00 am 2:00 pm and Saturday at 3:00 pm.

YSM alumni share highlights of decisions made and consequences of various career and life choices. Discussed in the context of taking a leadership role for your own life and career at different life stages. Moderated by Rob Greenly, M.B.A ’83, principal with the Corporate Physician Leadership Center. The 11:30 panel will include alumni transitioning from medicine to other realms: Eloisa Falzarano Barry, M.D. ’99; Mandy Krauthamer Cohen, M.D. ’05; and Douglas Webber, M.D.’84

To learn more about this session, visit our news story here

E-cigarettes have emerged as a significant public health problem in the US and worldwide. They were originally created to offer smokers a cleaner form of nicotine to help with their cigarette addiction. But there is much that is unknown about these devices, including their efficacy for smoking reduction/cessation, as well as their short- and long-term safety. Despite this, these devices have experienced tremendous market growth. In 2017, the US market had 466 e-cig devices which vaporized over 15,000 flavors of e-liquids. Unfortunately, these devices are being used not just by smokers but also by cigarette-naïve youth, with almost 3.6 million US youth reporting e-cigarette use in 2018. There is a critical need for regulatory initiatives that balance the potential benefit of these devices against their toxicity/addiction potential. Yale School of Medicine is fortunate to have one of nine NIH/FDA funded Tobacco Centers for Regulatory Sciences which is collecting empirical evidence to support such regulations.
Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch in Edwards S. Harkness Hall or under the tent in the courtyard.

This is an interactive experience with other reunion attendees, open to YSM alumni and guests. Identify the steps that helped you or will help you to realize your vision of your career and life goals.  Manage or lead? Clarify for yourself and others the leadership principles in your own life and career. This is a continuation of the morning alumni panel discussions. Facilitated by Rob Greenly, M.B.A ’83, principal with the Corporate Physician Leadership Center

To learn more about this session, visit our news story here

Join classmates for informal time to congregate on the spur of the moment to reminisce or even to commiserate.
Join your classmates for "You Are There (minus Walter Cronkite) -  a Reenactment of 4 years in New Haven 1965-1969"
Lisa Ide will moderate an author talk with Randi Hutter-Epstein and Dora Calott Wang, published by Norton and Penguin Random House, respectively. For the 2nd half of the gathering we’ll do lightning rounds to catch up and reconnect. As a chance to tell classmate what you’re doing, and what you’d like to do, rounds will be loosely organized around the topic—If our class is put in charge of fixing American health care, what could you bring to the table?
A casual time to hang out together. Also, join our “Yale Medicine Class of 1999” group on Facebook to receive the latest news and updates on the upcoming reunion: https://www.facebook.com/groups/295152583832103/
It is a closed, alumni-only group to protect our privacy.
Take a tour of the recently renovated Clinical Skills Exam Room practice space on the lower level of Harkness Hall. Associate Dean for Curriculum Michael Schwartz, PhD, will lead the tour which now includes seven new exam rooms, a brand new 52 seat flexible teaching space, and a lounge/prep area for our standardized patients. All rooms have been updated with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment, video cameras, wide screen monitors, and updated exam equipment, ultra-sound capability, otoscopes, ophthalmoscopes and two-way viewing windows. Look forward to a lively demonstration of all the bells and whistles of our new technology! This tour is also offered Friday at 1:00 pm. Limited capacity, pre-registration requested
Don’t miss the Cushing Center, as unique as its collection, named for 1891 Yale College graduate, Harvey Cushing, M.D., the father of modern neurosurgery. The Cushing Center houses more than the 400 jars of patients’ brains and tumors; the center offers a selection from Cushing’s rare book collection, Cushing’s skillful surgical illustrations and dramatic black and white portraits of his patients.

Classes of 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014
Please see the “Saturday Class Dinners” section of this website for individual dinner times and locations.