Alumni Reunion Weekend Scheduled for September 11-13
Ohio State University College of Medicine alumni will return to campus on September 11 through 13 for the 56th Annual Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend. Activities include a class dinner, an OSU Medical Center tour, a tailgate party and a much-anticipated Saturday night football game with the University of Southern California.
While this year’s honored guests include the classes of 1949, 1954, 1959, 1964, 1969, 1974, 1979, 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, and 2004. all College of Medicine alumni are invited to attend. For more details on Reunion Weekend, visit www.medicine.osu.edu/alumni.
Charitable Gift Annuity: Giving for Fixed Income
In today’s troubled investment climate, giving through an annuity offers many a realistic choice for giving to their favorite charities and institutions. Giving through an annuity to The Ohio State University allows alumni to support College of Medicine programs – including student scholarships – while receiving fixed payments in return. A charitable gift annuity provides lifetime payments for one or two people and offers the following advantages:
Charitable Deduction: An immediate charitable deduction for a portion of your gift.
Income Tax Savings: A tax-free return of capital on a portion of your payment, excluding it from your taxable income until you reach your life expectancy.
Estate Tax Savings: Exemption from estate taxes on the value of the annuity, if you and/or your spouse are the only beneficiaries.
Capital Gains Tax Savings: Deferred capital gains, if you fund your annuity with appreciated securities.
For more information about giving programs, contact:
Linda Seitz, senior director, Development and Alumni Affairs, by phone at (614) 292-3033 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org;
Sindy L. Craig, director, Development for Planned Giving, by phone at (614) 292-2183 or by e-mail at email@example.com; or The Ohio State University online-giving site at http://giveto.osu.edu/index.asp.
HOST Program Connects Students with Alumni
A program sponsored by Ohio State’s Medical Alumni Society gives medical students an opportunity to stay with fellow alumni while traveling during residency interviews. HOST, or Helping Our Students Travel, matches fourth-year medical students with alumni “hosts” for an overnight stay that may include meals, transportation and sightseeing, while they are away from home.
A valuable component of the program is the opportunity for alumni to share experiences with their student guests, while relieving the student’s financial burden.
Two Inducted into AOA
Michael Maves, MD ’73, MBA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Medical Association, and John Niederhuber, MD ’73, director of the National Cancer Institute, were recently inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Gamma Chapter of Ohio as alumni members. Established in 1902, the AOA is a worldwide honor society for medical students and physicians.
John Niederhuber, MD
Thomas Mallory, MD’65, and Steven G. Gabbe. MD, senior vice president for Health Sciences at Ohio State, recently co-authored Before Burnout, an examination of how physicians can manage stress in their professional and personal lives to avoid damage to their personal well-being.
“Studying burnout in academic medicine has many important implications for the future of health care,” says Gabbe. “By increasing awareness of this syndrome, which is characterized by emotional exhaustion, depersonalization in relationships, and a sense of inadequacy, we can identify it and take actions to treat it sooner.”
Gabbe believes awareness and treatment of burnout will keep physicians in the workforce longer and minimize the physical and emotional impact on co-workers. He also recommends teaching medical students and residents strategies to prevent it.
Read more at www.medicine.osu.edu/alumni.
Marsh Named to Top Research Post
Clay Marsh, MD, has been named senior associate vice president for Research in Ohio State’s Office of Health Sciences, vice dean for Research in the College of Medicine, and executive director of Ohio State’s Center for Personalized Health Care.
Marsh will lead the planning and expansion of the Medical Center’s research portfolio, including faculty recruitment, funding and coordination, facilities and technology, communication, commercialization and collaboration with other University and industry partners. He is also charged with advancing the Medical Center’s position as a national leader in personalized health care.
Lynn Directs Student Life Activities
Joanne Lynn, MD ‘84, is the college’s new associate dean for Student Life. She replaces Linda Stone, MD, who retired earlier this year. Lynn will be responsible for leading efforts that support the education and professional development of the College’s medical students, including student counseling, financial aid, student organizations and special events. Lynn has been an Ohio State faculty member since 1992. She was voted Professor of the Year in 2007.
Capers Named Associate Dean for Admissions
Quinn Capers IV, MD ’91, has been named associate dean for Admissions for OhioState’s College of Medicine. He is responsible for meeting strategic recruitment objectives for the College of Medicine. Capers is a clinical assistant professor and director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions in Cardiovascular Medicine.
Leonard Tow Award Winners Announced
Philip Samuels, MD, and Laura Kenkel, Med 4, have been selected as the faculty and student recipients of Ohio State’s 2009 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Awards presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for their compassion and sensitivity in the delivery of care to patients and their family members. Samuels has been with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State since 1992. Laura Kenkel graduated in June and is serving her psychiatry residency at the University of California Davis Medical Center.
Fall 2009 Events:
Sept. 11-13 56th Annual Medical Alumni Reunion Weekend
Sept. 13 Fall Board of Governors/Medical Alumni Society Meeting
October Maurice Mullet Student-Alumni tailgate prior to an OSU home football game (date/time TBA)
October Maurice Mullet Student-Alumni lecture series (date/time TBA)
For more information or to check time/date/location updates on these and other events, contact Medical Center Alumni Affairs at (614) 292-5671 or visit www.medicine.osu.edu/alumni.
This section was compiled by Frances Riggins.