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July/August 2019

Top News

In 2014, only 29 percent of BSD and Pritzker alumni were actively involved with the University of Chicago. As of July 1, 2019, the number has increased to approximately 70 percent. The fiscal year 2019 MBSAA report shows how alumni continue to help build a stronger community by attending events, making gifts, volunteering their time, and connecting with the University and fellow alumni from where ever they call home. Learn more ►

BSD creates video on unique graduate student orientation program

Vicky Prince, PhD, dean and director, Office of Graduate Affairs, Division of the Biological Sciences, and faculty members, Stefano Allessina, PhD, and Stephanie Palmer, PhD, created a video on the benefits of the BSD's orientation program for incoming graduate students at the Marine Biological Laboratory for the 2019 Stem for All Video Showcase. The fifth year of the Quantitative Biology Bootcamp (QBio@MBL) will welcome 90 trainees to the MBL from September 8-15, 2019. Join the MBSAA for a tour and cookout at the MBL on September 14. Watch the MBL video ►

Pritzker alumni return to Chicago during 2019 Reunion weekend

The MBSAA welcomed back 200 alumni, friends, and guests for the 2019 Pritzker School of Medicine Reunion. The weekend included several events for alumni to connect with classmates, students, faculty, and campus.
See the 2019 Pritzker Reunion album ►

The MBSAA wants to hear from you!

What did you do this summer? The MBSAA wants to hear about your exciting career updates, personal events, and alumni meetups for an upcoming feature. Email with your submission.

Pritzker welcomes the Class of 2023 to campus

Orientation for the Pritzker School of Medicine Class of 2023 began on August 1 with a "clap-in" to welcome the 90 new students. New students were introduced to campus and the University through programming led by the Pritzker Orientation Co-Chairs before celebrating their White Coat Ceremony in Rockefeller Chapel on August 4. Learn more ►

Campus News

BSD and Pritzker alumnus delivers keynote address at ADA conference

Louis H. Philipson, PhD'82, MD'86, spoke of the challenges in the diabetes community during his keynote address at the 79th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association. Learn more

Photo by Paola González Carvajal

Ancient DNA tools help scientists study human evolution

Geneticist and new BSD faculty member, Maanasa Raghavan, PhD, discusses how an ancient DNA lab examines genomes. Read More

Pritzker alumnus discusses role of graphic medicine in teaching and implementing care

Brian Callender, AB'97, AM'98, MD'04, is featured in this article originally printed in the spring 2019 Medicine on the Midway. Read more

Upcoming Events

Join us at the Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, MA
September 14, 2019

The MBL is a world-renowned center dedicated to the biological and environmental sciences. Learn about the research happening here and the center's partnership with the University of Chicago during a guided tour, followed by a cookout with BSD trainees and faculty.

See more upcoming UChicago and MBSAA events ►

MBSAA Volunteer Spotlight

Reunion Committee Volunteers

Medical alumni who would like to connect with their classmates and help generate enthusiasm for their upcoming Reunion are encouraged to participate on a Reunion Committee. Committees also help shape their Class Celebration and are a great volunteer opportunity for alumni in any location. Next year's Pritzker School of Medicine Reunion will be taking place June 5–6, 2020.
Learn more about joining a Reunion Committee ►

Other Ways to Get Involved

University of Chicago Campaign: Inquiry and Impact

The most ambitious and comprehensive campaign in the University's history will raise more than $5 billion and engage more than 125,000 alumni.
See our progress ►


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