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School of Medicine Class Reunion | 2016


GREETINGS CU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE ALUMNI! Join your classmates for the 2016 School of Medicine Alumni Reunion, May 25-27, 2016!  This year we celebrate class years ending in 1 and 6.  Participate in lectures with current faculty, staff, and medical students; celebrate the class of 1966 at the Silver & Gold Alumni Banquet; have breakfast with Dean John J. Reilly, Jr. MD; and witness the ever expanding, dynamic Anschutz Medical Campus.  Visit for more details.  Make sure we have your current details by updating your contact information.  ​​​​​​​​​​​​A full reunion schedule can be found below.  To register, please click the black register button.  If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 303.724.2518.


Registration has been close, please call 303-724-2518 to register.



Alumni Reception at the Gardens 

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
The Denver Botanic Gardens 
1007 York St. | Denver, CO 80206 

- 5:00 pm Program 
- 6:00 pm Reception 
- 7:00 pm Self-Guided tour of the Denver Botanic Gardens 

Description: We invite you to kick off your Reunion 2016 experience with fellow classmates and other School of Medicine alumni at the 2016 Alumni Reception at the Gardens. In addition, the Medical Alumni Association will recognize two distinguished humanitarians for their extraordinary citizenship and exemplary service to their communities. This year, the Association is hono​ring two dynamic humanitarians-- Dr. Warren Johnson, MD (‘79) & Randall Rottman, MD (‘85). Following the awards program and reception, alumni and their guests will have exclusive access to the Denver Botanic Gardens including their latest exhibition. This is a wonderful opportunity to connect with Medical Alumni Association members, current students, and the faculty and staff of the CU School of Medicine, while enjoying one of Denver’s magnificent cultural institutions.
Cost: $25 per person *$5 of your registration fee will be used to provide wine during the reception.
Audience: All Alumni
Suggested Parking: Limited free parking is available in the Denver Botanic parking complex between Josephine and York Streets. Street parking is also available in and around the Cheesman Park neighborhood. 


THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016 


Dean’s Reunion Breakfast & State of the School Address 

8:00 am – 10:00 am 
Anschutz Medical Campus Fulginiti Pavilion for Bioethics 
13080 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: Join Dean John J. Reilly, MD for the Annual Dean’s Reunion Breakfast. Dean Reilly was appointed Dean of the University of Colorado School of Medicine in April 2015. He will provide an update about the latest events at the School of Medicine including student admissions and enrollment, scholarship support, research endeavors, and other exciting information. This is the second reunion weekend for Dean Reilly and his first State of the School Address at an alumni reunion. 

Cost: $15 per person 
Audience: All Reunion Classes 

From Vesalius to 3D Imaging: The Hidden Treasures of the CU Health Sciences Library 

10:00 am – 11:45 am 
Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library
12950 E. Montview Blvd. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: The Health Sciences Library has been an essential part of the history and development of the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The library was started with an endowment made by Ella Strong Denison, whose husband, Dr. Charles Denison, was an early Colorado physician and Professor of Chest Diseases and Climatology at the University of Denver, 1881-1885. Today, the new library is the physical and digital hub of knowledge—coordinating access to information in support of learning, research, clinical care, and service to the community. In addition, the Health Sciences Library is renowned for its Rare Materials Collection consisting of nearly 5,000 books and serial titles on all aspects of medicine published between 1483 and 2014, most of them from the nineteenth century. In addition to the rare books, the library owns a substantial collection of nineteenth- and twentieth-century artifacts. Join your classmates, fellow alumni, and friends for a behind the scenes look at this extraordinary library. Following the tour will be a display of centuries-old books, include works by Andreas Vesalius, Charles Darwin, Govard Bidloo, and many more. 

Cost: FREE 
Audience: All Reunion Classes 

1883 Society Luncheon with Tess Jones, PhD & “Reel Psychiatry: Film and Mental Illness” 

11:30 am – 1:00 pm 
Anschutz Medical Campus Health Sciences Library (Reading Room and Gallery) 
12950 E. Montview Blvd. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: The 1883 Society Luncheon is an annual gathering of classes that have celebrated their 50th anniversary of graduating from medical school. This year we are thrilled to induct the Class of 1966 and welcome our featured guest lecturer Therese (Tess) Jones, PhD.  Dr. Jones is Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities (CBH) and Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. She received her PhD in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with major emphases in American literature, modern and contemporary drama, and gender studies and completed a three-year postdoctoral fellowship in medical humanities. Dr. Jones has published and presented extensively on HIV/AIDS and the arts, literature, film and medicine. Her teaching includes both required and elective courses in the humanities and arts for health professions students at the University of Colorado Denver and Anschutz Medical Campuses. Cinematic representations have shaped our personal responses, cultural beliefs, and social policies regarding persons with mental illness and those who care for them. This lively presentation begins with the “twin birth” of psychoanalysis and film; examines the now familiar stereotypes of patients, doctors, and treatment (with movie clips); and explores the impact of those stereotypes. 

Cost: $18.83 per person 
Audience: Classes of 1940-1966 

2016 Silver & Gold Alumni Banquet: Celebrating the Classes of 1966 & 2016 

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 
The Denver Art Museum 
100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. | Denver, CO 80204 
- 5:00 pm Cocktail Reception 
- 6:30 pm Dinner 
- 7:00 pm Program 

Description: For more than four decades, the School of Medicine and the Medical Alumni Association host the Silver & Gold Alumni Banquet. The event celebrates the impact of the School of Medicine and the role our alumni have played in transforming the art and science of medicine. The 2016 banquet will honor the Class of 1966, celebrate the 2016 graduating class, and will honor four prestigious alumni who have gone on to enjoy monumental careers in medical care and research. Banquet attendees include School of Medicine alumni, faculty, staff, graduating students, and their guests. 
Cost: $75 per person (No cost for Class of 1966 members; all other guests $75)* 
*$15 of your registration fee will be used to provide wine service during dinner. 
Audience: All Alumni 
Suggested Parking: The Cultural Complex Garage is the most convenient place to park, enter the garage from 12th Avenue just west of Broadway. There are also several unattended parking lots and metered parking spaces that are located within walking distance of the museum. 
William Krissoff, MD (’72) | Silver & Gold Award 
Clara Winter, MD (’66) | Distinguished Service Award 
Christopher Goss, MD, MSC (’92) & Randall Prust, MD (’82) | Distinguished Achievement Award 


FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 

Continental Breakfast and Class of 1966 Hooding For Convocation Ceremony 

8:00 am – 9:30 am 
Anschutz Medical Campus Education 2 North (Room 2301) 
13120 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: The Class of 1966 will gather for breakfast and will then dress in School of Medicine regalia. Following breakfast, the Class of 1966 will lead the graduating class of 2016 for their ceremonial procession into Boettcher Commons for the School of Medicine Convocation Ceremony. 

Cost: Free 
Audience: Class of 1966 and Guests 

CU School of Medicine Oath and Convocation Ceremony 

9:30 am – 12:00 pm 
Boettcher Commons (Located between Education 1 and Education 2 North) 
13070 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 

Description: Join Dean John J. Reilly, MD, the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and the Medical Alumni Association as we congratulate graduating medical students for their remarkable academic successes and celebrate the next phase of their medical journey. 

Cost: Free 
Audience: Class of 1966 and Guests; other reunion classes are welcome to sit in the audience. 
Suggested Parking: Henderson Garage

Medical Education in the 21st Century: Mini-Med School, Visible Human, and CAPE 

12:00 pm – 3:00 pm 
Anschutz Medical Campus Education 1 (Room 1400) 
13070 E. 19th Ave. | Aurora, CO 80045 
- 12:00 pm Lunch begins 
- 12:30 pm Lecture 
- 1:00 pm Tour of the Visible Human Simulator 
- 2:00 pm Tour of Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE) 

Description: The Medical School’s premier educational outreach program to its community has been the Mini Med School. Founded at CU in 1989 and widely copied around the world, it went online after 25 years as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) in 2014. Since then over 10,000 have registered for this free, no-prerequisites overview of the basic science concepts that underlie modern medicine. We will hear from its developers how it was made (including how we use the Visible Human) and what it’s accomplished for its audience in 150 countries, and for the CU School of Medicine. Helen A. Macfarlane, MA, is a medical illustrator and heads Education Technology for the undergraduate Medical School program. She is the Mini Medical designer and producer. J. John Cohen, MD, PhD, is Professor of Immunology & Microbiology, and Medicine. He started the Mini Med School as a live evening lecture course, and he and Helen remade it into the online program it is now.  Following this lecture, reunion attendees will be able to tour two of the Anschutz Medical Campus’ highlights—the Visible Human Simulator and CAPE (the Center for Advancing Professional Excellence). Each is advancing medical education in new, remarkable ways with cutting edge technology, integrated educational curriculum, and 21st century technology. Lunch will be provided. 

Cost: $10.00 per person 
Audience: All Reunion Classes Suggested 

Dinner and Dialogue: Cocktail Reception and Class Dinner 

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 
Denver Country Club 
1700 E. 1st Ave. | Denver, CO 80218 .
- 6:00 pm Cocktail Reception 
- 7:00 pm Dinner 

Description: The class dinner has become a fixture of the School of Medicine Reunion experience. Join School of Medicine Alumni for a cocktail reception and conversation with other reunion attendees. An exquisite dinner will be served in various rooms throughout the Country Club, where alumni and their guests will dine in the company of their fellow classmates and friends. 
Cost: $75 per person*
*$15 of your registration fee will be used to provide wine service during dinner.
Audience: All Reunion Classes Suggested 
Parking: Free parking will be available in the Denver Country Club Parking Lot


Mile High CU-ltural Experience:  The Medical Alumni Association has partnered with Visit Denver to provide alumni and their guests with the Mile High Culture Pass. For the remainder of the weekend, you and your classmates can enjoy a self-guided, cultural experience throughout The Mile High City. Each pass grants access to any three of the participating attractions. Other restrictions may apply. 
Cost: $25 per person 
Audience: All Reunion Classes 
Time: Check each attraction for hours of operation 
Participating Institutions: Clyfford Still Museum; Denver Art Museum; Denver Botanic Gardens; Denver Museum of Nature & Science; Denver Zoo; History Colorado Center; Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art.



Directions and parking information for each event will be emailed to registrants at the email address used during the registration process. Additional Anschutz Medical Campus maps can be found at Maps of the Metro Denver Area can be accessed at Guests should plan to arrange their own parking and transportation needs throughout the reunion weekend. 



Special rates have been arranged during the reunion weekend. Call the hotel directly and mention the University of Colorado School of Medicine Reunion to obtain the special discounted rate. We suggest booking your hotel accommodations early, as there are a limited number of rooms available at each hotel. Reservations must be made by April 20, 2016 in order to receive these discounts. 
Drury Inn & Suites Denver Stapleton 
4550 N. Central Park Blvd. 
Denver, CO 80238 
P: 303-373-1983 
$97 per night 
Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Cherry Creek 
600 S. Colorado Blvd. 
Denver, CO 80246 
P: 303-754-9800 
$134 per night 
Hilton Garden Inn Denver Downtown 
1400 Welton St. 
Denver, CO 80202 
P: 303-603-8000 
$159 per night 

Spring Hill Suites Marriott​ 
Anschutz Medical Campus 
13400 E. Colfax Ave. 
Aurora, CO 80011 
P: 720.859.1100 
$144 per night ​

Registration has been close, please call 303-724-2518 to register.