It has been an honor to serve as the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Alumni Association President for the past two years. As my term comes to a close, I am happy with our many accomplishments and excited about our future plans.
In 2012, we established the Stony Brook University School of Medicine Alumni Association Award, a $10,000 award presented annually to a fourth-year student who has made exceptional contributions to the field of medicine, scientific knowledge, the community and the School of Medicine. Additionally, over the last several years, the School of Medicine Alumni Association has helped fund student international medical experiences, provided need- and merit-based scholarships, and planned and helped fund alumni educational seminars and reunions.
Keeping with tradition, we recently announced the winners of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award and Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. This year’s recipients are Baruch Krauss, MD ’83, EdM and James Gasperino, MD ’99, PhD, MPH, DABT. The School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Awards presentation will be held on Aug. 29 in conjunction with the School’s annual White Coat Ceremony.
On May 22, we celebrated the 40th Convocation and Anniversary of the School of Medicine, which featured special activities for both our alumni and current students. Thank you to all of you who joined us for this momentous occasion.
I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the 2014-2016 School of Medicine Alumni Association President, Joan Faro MD ’82, FACP, MBA, and to thank my fellow board members for their efforts and commitment and fellow alumni for their generosity and support, all of which makes our Alumni Association possible. We encourage you to continue to visit our website to stay involved. Your participation is a testament to the remarkable history and impact of the School of Medicine and is greatly important to the future of the School of Medicine Alumni Association.
Anthony Girardi, MD ’80, FACS
Stony Brook University School of Medicine Alumni Association