Reunion weekend welcomes alums April 8-10

April 1, 2011

Reunion weekend offers medical school alumni the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities – from socializing with faculty and former classmates to touring BCM and the medical center to attending symposia about various topics.

The 2011 Reunion Weekend will be held April 8 – 10, with events being held on campus and at Hotel ZaZa Houston. This year's reunion will welcome medical school alumni whose graduation years end in a one or a six.

Symposia will include:

  • Dr. Rachelle Doody, professor of neurology at BCM and director of the Alzheimer's Disease and Memory Disorders Center, who will speak on Alzheimer's disease
  • Dr. Richard Gibbs, professor and chair of molecular and human genetics and director of the Human Genome Sequencing Center, who will speak on genome sequencing
  • Dr. Ken Mattox, professor of surgery, who will speak on the mystery of the death of Princess Diana
  • The class of 1971 will present a symposium on the topic of health care reform. It will be presented by two alumni, Dr. Bruce Hamory and Dr. Jerry Reeves, who both have expertise in this area

A Class Gala Luncheon and Award Presentation will also be held as part of Alumni Weekend. It will be Saturday, April 9, 11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m., at Hotel ZaZa. Several awards will be given out at this event, including:

  • Distinguished Faculty, Dr. Rachelle Doody and Dr. Richard Gibbs
  • Distinguished Alumni, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, J. Troy Littleton, Ph.D. '94 (M.D. '97)
  • Distinguished Alumni, Medical School, Dr. Richard Harper '71 and Dr. William Henrich '72.
  • Humanitarian Award, Dr. Michael Berkeley '78

On Friday, April 8, 2 p.m. in Cullen Auditorium, Dr. Paul Klotman, BCM president and CEO, will speak to alumni, delivering an update on the college, and Dr. Stephen Greenberg, dean of medical education, will be present to welcome the alumni.

Dr. Jim Libby '81, president of the BCM Alumni Association, will be celebrating his reunion. His father, Dr. Nathan Libby '36, is also celebrating his reunion but will not be in attendance and Dr. Jim Libby's son, Rusty Libby, is a current first-year medical student at BCM.

For more information on Alumni Reunion Weekend, go to www.bcm.edu/alumni.