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Medical School alumni reminisce, connect at 2019 reunion

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Alumni from the Class of 1999 squeeze in for a group photo.

UT Southwestern Medical School alumni from the Classes of 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2009 gathered on campus last month to reconnect with fellow graduates and their alma mater.

The multiday reunion event kicked off with a special dinner in honor of the Class of 1969, which celebrated its 50-year reunion. Attendees shared fond memories of their time at UT Southwestern and stories about revered instructors.

Over the subsequent days, all reunion classes were treated to Southwestern Medical District tours. They visited William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and the Simulation Center in West Campus Building 3. Highlights of the visits included trying out the Simulation Suture Lab, stepping inside spacious patient rooms at Clements University Hospital, and exploring Parkland’s Emergency Department.

Throughout the weekend, alumni were invited to attend talks with UT Southwestern executive leadership, including Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky, President; Dr. W. P. Andrew Lee, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and Dean of the Medical School; and Dr. John Warner, Executive Vice President for Health System Affairs. They discussed education, research innovations, and hospital expansions. On the last day of the event, graduates heard from fellow alumni Dr. Angela Mihalic (’95), Dean of Medical Students and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, and Dr. Joseph Chang (’99). Alumni were also put to the test in the Team Based Learning Center with Dr. Robert Rege, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education.

The reunion celebration wound down with a Texas-sized family barbecue in the Bryan Williams, M.D. Student Center. After enjoying their meals, alumni reminisced over old yearbooks and stepped up to a photo booth for a picture to commemorate the weekend. Attendees also had the opportunity to view the College Commons, which replaced the former study carrels.

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Graduates of the class of 1969 gather for a photo during a reception.

Two women standing next to each other and smiling, one with her arm around the other's shoulder

Dr. June Spann and Dr. Anna Gomez, Class of 1979

Two people recording video of a woman seated at a table.

Reunion guests snap photos during dinner.

Seven people seated around a table wearing name badges

Members of the Class of 1984 enjoy dinner.

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Dr. Chuck Jones, Class of 1974, reminisces with a personal class photo he brought to share with reunion guests.

Two men standing next to each other smiling, and have a very similar appearance

Twin brothers Dr. Karl Krohn and Dr. Kyle Krohn graduated in the Class of 1999 together.

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Alumni reunion guests took part in campus tours and presentations throughout the weekend.

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Alumni enjoy a tour through the College Commons.

Two women peeking into a classroom

Alumni from the class of 1989 get a close look into a study room.

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Dr. John Marcucci, Class of 1999, enjoys a session in the Team Based Learning Center.

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Dr. David Griffith, Class of 1984, checks the pulse of a high fidelity patient simulator during a tour.

Group of people in a simulated operating room, one operating equipment while watching monitors

An alumnus tries his hand in the Simulation Center operating room.

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Drs. Lauren Hobratsch, Class of 1978, and Karen Roberts, Class of 1979, share a laugh while touring William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital.

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Reunion guests enjoy meeting with old and new friends.

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Reunion guests reminisce as they look through UTSW yearbooks.

People gathered around a table, eating food.

Reunion guests catch up at a luncheon.

Two women seated and smiling for the camera, one with her arm around the other.

Former classmates from the Class of 1999 reunite at lunch.

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Alumni get set for a photo.

Group of people smiling and posing in front of a UTSW background for a photo

Alumni squeeze in for a group shot.

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Former classmates reunite with a hug.


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