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Reunited Again: Alumni Gather for Reunion Weekend

Surrounded by a sweeping vista showcasing a glowing Miami skyline, nearly 300 University of Miami Miller School of Medicine alumni, faculty, students, and guests celebrated their alma mater recently during the Medical Alumni Weekend 2023.

Mixed group smiling and throwing up the U
Alumni connected over hors d’oeuvres and cocktails and festivities went late into the night, celebrating all classes and notable milestone reunions.

For many, the highlight of the weekend was the annual Reunions Reception, which took place at the Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science in Miami. Surrounded by an aviary, exhibits, and a 100-foot-wide aquarium, alumni reconnected and reminisced with one another during the event, which showcased the Miller School and its alumni.

Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean of the Miller School, congratulated the alumni for their instrumental role in shaping the school’s level of national prestige and success.

“We are building on your legacy of excellence by elevating the profile of the Miller School,” said Dean Ford, who is also chief academic officer. “You are the best ambassadors for us. Thank you for coming from all over to see what’s happening here and to get reinvigorated about your alma mater.”

Dean Ford also acknowledged John G. Clarkson, M.D., a member of the Class of 1968 and dean emeritus of the Miller School who held the post from 1995 to 2006.

Wall of black-and-white yearbook photos by class

The evening also marked milestone reunions: the Class of 1998 celebrated their 25th reunion; the Class of 1973 their 50th reunion; the Class of 1968 their 55th reunion; the Class of 1963 their 60th reunion; and the Class of 1958 their 65th reunion.

“It’s wonderful to have you all back,” said Alex J. Mechaber, M.D. ’94, president of the Miller School’s Medical Alumni Association, professor emeritus, and former senior associate dean for undergraduate medical education. “We are rekindling friendships, rekindling connections. This is a great celebration.”

Before the Reunions Reception, alumni were welcomed back to the Miller School with walking tours of campus led by current students, milestone reunion receptions, brunch, and a cocktail party at Monty’s Raw Bar in Coconut Grove.

To see photos from Medical Alumni Weekend, visit https://www.jennyabreu.com/University-of-Miami-Events/Medicine/Alumni-Weekend/2023.

Tags: Dean Henri Ford, Dr. Alex Mechaber, Dr. John G. Clarkson, medical alumni, Medical Alumni Association, Medical Alumni Weekend 2023