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Moment of reflection

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1998 - Summer


In a ceremony Feb. 11 in the Beaumont Room University officials unveiled a portrait of Gerard N. Burrow, M.D., '58, H.S. '66, who stepped down last year after five years as dean of the School of Medicine. New Haven artist Steven R. DiGiovanni painted the portrait. Dr. Burrow met the artist at the Creative Arts Workshop where the former dean does metal sculpture. During their sessions, Mr. DiGiovanni set up a mirror so Dr. Burrow could watch him paint. Addressing the crowd that gathered in the Beaumont Room for the unveiling, University Provost Alison F. Richard, Ph.D., said: “Thanks to the artist and to the subject I think people will pause and say, 'He looks like a really wonderful person,' and they'll be right.” Added current Dean David A. Kessler, M.D.: “As the 14th dean of Yale School of Medicine, Dean Burrow personified a tradition of excellence with a degree of great and distinguished service that we all can admire.”