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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Alice B. Heisler, '63
Medical Alumni Association
Alice B. Heisler, '63
In a few months we’ll be announcing the schedule for the medical school’s year-long bicentennial celebration in 2007. Academic programs, social activities, and community events are being planned to commemorate the 200th birthday of the nation’s fifth oldest medical school. It is our hope that you plan to join us for these activities.
The Medical Alumni Association has been planning for this celebration since 1995. We began by developing a master plan for restoring Davidge Hall, the oldest medical building in the United States used continuously for medical education. We are delighted to report that by the time you receive this issue, exterior work on the building will be completed. This includes restoring the roof, doors, windows, rebuilding chimneys, and repointing brick at a cost of just under $4 million.
In addition to preparing Davidge Hall for the celebration, we’ve been working on a book entitled The University of Maryland School of Medicine: The First Two Centuries. The 144-page publication highlights medical school milestones, faculty accomplishments, and alumni contributions. Our effort has been headed by Morton M. Krieger, ’52, and alumni contributors include Milford M. Foxwell Jr., ’80, Morton D. Kramer, ’55, Sylvan Frieman, ’53, Jonas Rappeport, ’52, and Jean Silver-Eisenstadt, ’02. We are grateful to these colleagues for their dedication to this project, and we know you’ll be pleased with the final product. Watch the mail in early January for your complimentary copy.
We hope you appreciate the many programs and services provided by the Medical Alumni Association, and we invite you to join us in our work for this great medical school.
Alice B. Heisler received an AB degree from the University of Maryland College Park in 1959. After earning her medical degree in 1963, she served an internship at Maryland and split pediatric residency training between Maryland and Rhode Island Hospital. She received fellowship training in genetics at Rhode Island Hospital before returning to Maryland for a fellowship in developmental disabilities and later in behavioral pediatrics. Appointments on Maryland’s faculty included assistant professor of pediatrics, director of the behavioral pediatric clinic, and director of the behavioral pediatric residency training program. Research interests included long-term sequelae of congenital rubella and special projects at the school-based diagnostic center. She is now retired.
Board of Directors
Alice B. Heisler, ’63
David B. Sigman, ’93
Ronald Goldner, ’65
Martin I. Passen, ’90
Otha Myles, ’98
George M. Boyer, ’83
Tamara L. Burgunder, ’00
Margaret A. Flowers, ’90
Josh Forman, ’01
Nelson H. Goldberg, ’73
Alan R. Malouf, ’85
Stephen H. Pollock, ’75
Barry J. Schlossberg, ’68
Victoria W. Smoot, ’80
Mission: The Medical Alumni Association of the University of Maryland, Inc., in continuous operation since 1875, is an independent charitable organization dedicated to supporting the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Davidge Hall.
Structure: The board consists of five officers and nine board members. Each year more than 100 alumni participate in its seven standing committees and 13 reunion committees.
Membership: Annual dues are $85. Dues are waived for emeritus members (graduated more than 50 years or have reached 70 years of age) and newly graduated alumni, and reduced to $25 for alumni in training. Revenues support salaries for two full-time and five part-time employees, as well as general office expenses to maintain the alumni data base; produce the quarterly Bulletin magazine; stage social events for alumni and students (including the annual Reunion); administer the revolving student loan funds; and oversee conservation work on Davidge Hall and maintain its museum.
Annual Fund: The association administers the annual fund on behalf of the medical school. Gift revenues support student loans and scholarships, lectureships, professorships, capital projects—including Davidge Hall conservation—plus direct support to the various departments and unrestricted support of the dean.
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