Reunion Weekend

Reunion was a success!

September 30 - October 2, 2021

We welcomed back to campus the medical classes of 1970, 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, 1991, 1996, 2001, 2011, and H Street Society members — those who graduated from medical school before 1970.

Photos

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Class Gifts
Digital Yearbook

Introducing the GW School of Medicine Reunion Digital Yearbook!  Upload your photos and share med school memories with fellow alumni.  If you can't access this link and are an alum whose reunion is this year, please email smhsalumni@gwu.edu for assistance.

Who Registered to Attend
Last updated 10/1

The following alumni and their guests registered for Reunion.

1969 and prior (H St. Society)

  • Albert P. Tarasuk - 1964 

1970

  • Donna Christensen 
  • John Pan
  • Gabriel Sciallis - Mary Sciallis
  • Melvin Weinstein

1971

  • Wayne Allgaier - Vicki Allgaier 
  • John Chabalko - Roberta Chabalko
  • Allan Chrisman
  • John Clark
  • Robert Glowitz - Pamela Glowitz
  • Howard Gross
  • Jane Hanscom - Douglas Hanscom
  • John McBeath - Sandy McBeath
  • Kenneth Moritsugu - Lisa Kory
  • Jerald Reisman

1976

  • Bruce Cooper
  • Susan Elliott - Michael Ross
  • Andrea Leonard-Segal - Herman Segal
  • Robert Ostroff - Cynthia Ostroff
  • Anne Woods - Charles Strehl

1981

  • John Derr - Dee Ann Derr
  • Hennie Fitzpatrick
  • Mark Head
  • Barry Oliver - Gwendolyn Oliver
  • Ruth Martin
  • Peter Rothschild
  • Floyd Russak
  • Jeffrey Sandler
  • Kathryn Shon
  • Sandy Shultz - Shelley Shultz
  • Neil Spielsinger - Dorrie Rush

1986

  • No one registered.

1991

  • Evan Bass - Sandra Yee
  • Mayank Pathak 
  • Anita Petruzzelli - Jeffrey Potvin
  • Todd Rothenhaus - Deborah Wong
  • Suzanne Steinberg - Samuel Green

1996

  • Shilpa Amin
  • Rochelle Caruso Flynn
  • Kendalle Cobb
  • Nicole Deiorio
  • Caren Glassman
  • Steven Kang
  • Manisha Singal
  • Claudine Sylvester
  • Borys Trochym  
  • Gina Wei
  • Susan Whitley
  • Thomas Yackel 

2001

  • Steven Cunningham
  • Abel Tello - Betsy Tello   

2011

  • No one registered.

 

COVID-19 Safety and Check-in Requirements

We look forward to welcoming you to your Medical School Reunion. With protecting the health and safety of our community as our top priority, we want to share the updated required safety protocols for all attendees at all on- and off-campus Reunion and GW Centuries Celebration Weekend events: 

  • Every participant will be required to provide proof of vaccination (of an FDA- or WHO-approved vaccine) or a negative COVID-19 test result that is dated no more than 72 hours before arrival to weekend activities (you must be tested on or after Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021). This includes children aged 3+, whose guardians will be required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test for them. After providing this documentation at check-in, you will receive a credential that will grant you access to all events for which you are registered during the weekend. We encourage you to complete your registration and attestation that you and your party are either fully vaccinated or have tested negative for COVID-19 no later than Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. You can do so here.
  • All guests, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear a mask for all indoor and outdoor events, unless guests are actively eating or drinking or can maintain at least six feet of social distance outdoors.

Before going to any of the events during the weekend, you must go to the Welcome Center (800 21st Street, NW) where you will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result before picking up your weekend credentials. See further check-in instructions

 

Hotel Information

The following hotels have reserved blocks of rooms for October 1 and 2, available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please contact the hotels directly with any questions. 

Foggy Bottom

The Wharf (SW Waterfront)

Georgetown

Dupont Circle

Downtown

National Mall

 

Event Schedule

Times listed are EDT.

Thursday events are virtual.

Frank N. Miller Endowed Lecture - SMHS Bicentennial Signature Event

  6 - 7:30 pm EDT

Virtual — Registration is not required if you're ONLY participating in virtual events. 

Join Virtual Lecture:
glsr.live/millerlecture

This 10th annual lecture will feature virtual, live panel discussions with GW School of Medicine & Health Sciences faculty and alumni highlighting the continuum of translational science, from bench to bedside.

Panel #1: Influencing the Future — Bringing Cutting-Edge Science to the Bedside at GW
  • Joseph Keith Melancon, MD, is a professor of surgery at SMHS, a general surgeon and chief of the Division of Transplantation at the GW Medical Faculty Associates, and director of transplant at GW Hospital
  • Mandi Pratt-Chapman, PhD, serves as associate center director for patient-centered initiatives and health equity at the GW Cancer Center
  • Henry Kaminski, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology and Meta Amalia Neumann Professor of Neurology at SMHS, has performed basic, translational and clinical research dedicated to myasthenia gravis for the last 30 years.
  • Antonia R. Sepulveda MD, PhD, professor and chair of the SMHS Department of Pathology, is an expert in gastrointestinal pathology and genomic and molecular diagnostic pathology
  • Rong Li, PhD,  Chair and the Ross Professor of Basic Science Research Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine
Panel #2: Research to Therapeutics Notable GW Alumni who are in the field, working to innovate patient care
  • Lara S. Oboler, MD ’95, is an interventional cardiologist at Lenox Hill Cardiovascular Institute and CEO and managing partner of MD Concepts LLC
  • Gail Lebovic, MD ’86, is the founder and CEO of Silicon Valley Innovations, Inc.
  • Brian J. Dunkin, MD, RESD ’89, serves as head of the Section of Endoscopic Surgery and medical director of the Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation, & Education at Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas

 


Class Happy Hours (via Zoom)

 8 - 10 pm EDT

Virtual — Registration is not required if you're ONLY participating in virtual events. 

You should have received by email the link to join the Zoom call.  If not, please email smhsalumni@gwu.edu or call 202-994-7511.

Reconnect with classmates in a dedicated virtual space.

Times listed are EDT.

Friday events are in-person.

Required Check-in (first step before attending any event)

  11 am- 9 pm EDT

University Student Center - 800 21st St., NW
All participants will be required to provide documentation of your COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of your arrival.  See further instructions.
 


Check-in to enter Ross Hall

  11 am - 3:30 pm EDT

Ross Hall Courtyard (tented outdoor space) - 2300 Eye St., NW
Make sure you've already checked in at the University Student Center and picked up your name badge there. We'll confirm you've completed this step, and then will welcome you into Ross Hall starting at 1 pm for a tour and/or the Dean's State of the School.  You can also pick up your colored class ribbon to add to your name tag (to help you identify your classmates!).
 


Medical School Tours

 1 - 2:15 pm EDT 

Ross Hall - 2300 Eye St., NW
Medical students will give alumni a tour.
 


State of the School with Dean Bass

 2:30 - 3:30 pm EDT

Ross Hall, Room 101 - 2300 Eye St., NW
Dean Barbara L. Bass, MD, RESD '86, will share updates about the GW medical enterprise.
 


Kickoff Reception

 5 - 7:30 pm EDT

InterContinental Washington D.C - The Wharf
801 Wharf Street, SW
 


Class Dinners (Additional cost*)

 7:30 pm  EDT

*Please note dinner will be an additional cost that is not included in the registration fee.

H St. Society (1969 and prior)

  • H St. Society members will join the Class of 1970 for dinner.
1970
  • Dinner has been organized by the class committee and plans have been communicated via the email listserv. 
1971
  • Dinner has been organized by the class committee and plans have been communicated via the email listserv. 
1976
  • The class has a reservation for 7 pm for outdoor seating at a restaurant.  If anyone new registers after 9/27 or if anyone new wants to come to the dinner only, please contact Dr. Anne Woods so she can ensure the reservation can accommodate everyone.
1981
  • Dinner has been organized by the class committee and plans have been communicated via the email listserv. 
1986
  • No class dinner has been organized.
1991
  • Friday, Oct. 1, 8 pm: Dutch treat dinner at il Canale restaurant in Georgetown - 1065 31st St, NW
  • Saturday, Oct. 2, 5:30 pm: Happy hour food and drink hosted by Todd, Suzie and Evan at the Top of the Gate2650 Virginia Ave, NW
  • RSVP to Dr. Todd Rothenhaus by Tuesday, Sept. 28 if you plan to attend and are not registering for any official Reunion events.
1996
  • Blue Duck Tavern1201 24th St, NW
  • 7 pm, four-course meal with outside dining in their garden terrace
  • If you only want to attend your dinner and will not be registering for Reunion, please contact Dr. Kendalle Cobb so she can ensure the reservation can accommodate everyone.
2001
  • No class dinner has been organized.
2011
  • No class dinner has been organized.

Times listed are EDT.

Saturday events are in-person.


Required Check-in (if you did not check-in on Friday)

  8 am- 8 pm EDT

University Student Center - 800 21st St., NW
If you did not already check-in on Friday, you must check-in on Saturday before participating in any events.  All participants will be required to provide documentation of your COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test result within 72 hours of your arrival.  See further instructions.
 


H Street Society Induction and Brunch*

  8 - 10 am EDT

*Attendance is limited to the Classes of 1971, 1970, and prior.
Ris Restaurant - 2275 L Street, NW
We'll be inducting the Classes of 1971 and 1970 into the H Street Society. Membership is a special recognition of MD alumni who graduated from GW's medical school 50 years ago or more.
 


GW Resource Fair*

  10 am - 12 pm EDT

University Student Center Ballroom - 800 21st St., NW
GW students and their families (and interested alumni) can learn about all of the university services and resources available.
*This event is part of the GW-wide Centuries Celebration Weekend.
 


Closing Reception

  3 - 5 pm  EDT

Ross Hall Courtyard (tented outdoor space) -  2300 Eye St., NW
Medical and Health Sciences alumni will join to celebrate the Bicentennial and Commencement and to welcome new graduates into the alumni association.
 


Bicentennial Bash*

 7 - 9 pm ETD

Kogan Plaza - 2121 H St, NW
As our bicentennial year comes to a close and we kick-off our third century, the entire GW community is invited to celebrate 200 years of achievements, progress, and a promising future. This once-in-a-lifetime celebration will take place on Kogan Plaza from 7-9pm with food, music, insta-worthy moments, and a spectacular can’t-miss program at 8pm.
*This event is part of the GW-wide Centuries Celebration Weekend.

 

GW’s Centuries Celebration Weekend

GW is also hosting a university-wide Centuries Celebration Weekend, October 1 - 3. All alumni are invited! See the FAQ and schedule for more information.

 

Contact Us

If you have questions, please contact smhsalumni@gwu.edu or 202-994-7511.