The Bulletin - Winter 2001


Off and Running:
An Early Start for Maryland’s New Dean
E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA, formally began work at the medical school on September 5. But the 30th dean in Maryland’s 199-year history was at work prior to the official start date, attending a Medical Alumni Association reception in Dallas on August 7. Alumni enjoyed making acquaintance with the 56-year-old Jamaican native, an OB/GYN with a subspecialty in maternal/fetal medicine. He has some exciting ideas for Maryland’s future.

Marquis de Lafayette:
Maryland’s First Honorary Degree Recipient
On October 9, 1824, Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette received an honorary degree in Anatomical Hall at the University of Maryland. It was the first non-medical honorary degree bestowed by the young university—a doctor of laws. Alumnus Charles F. Hoesch, ’75, recounts the events
surrounding his visit in this special bicentennial feature.

Alumna Profile: Mary Jumbelic, ’83
Searching for Answers
She was called to help identify bodies at ground zero in New
York City, on the shores of Thailand after the 2004 tsunami,
and in New Orleans after Katrina. Mary Jumbelic, ’83, chief
medical examiner of the Onondaga County Medical Examiner’s Office in New York, says that dealing with death has
given her a much greater appreciation for life.

The Medical Alumni Association Honor Roll
Each year we recognize the thousands of alumni, faculty, and friends who supported the medical school with gifts to the Medical Alumni Association’s annual fund during the prior fiscal year. In this issue we pay tribute to those whose gifts were received between July 1, 2005 and June 30, 2006. Our honor roll listing also includes members of the John Beale Davidge Alliance, consisting of the school’s most generous donors.

The editorial board is proud to present Volume 91, Number 2 of the Bulletin magazine, the oldest medical alumni association magazine in the United States. In addition to serving as the medical school’s primary communications link with alumni since 1916, it serves as a bridge connecting us to our past. This section of the magazine features snippets of past issues, offering a look back at our medical school 25, 50 & 75 years ago.

Melvin Sharoky; '76
Marquis de Lafayette received
an honorary degree at the University of Maryland.




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       Morton M. Krieger, '52

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