Schedule of Events

2014 Schedule of Events

Online registration is closed, but you may register by phone at 401 863-6030 or in-person at Registration (details below). Some weekend events require tickets and are noted with a $ symbol on the schedule of events. Tickets will be available for pick-up at registration. To learn about and register for University events taking place during Reunion Weekend, please click here.

Friday, May 23

Noon — 9 p.m.

Registration/Check-In

Stop by for refreshments and to pick up your Reunion gift, event tickets, and a schedule of events.
HOPE CLUB, 6 BENEVOLENT ST.

Noon — 6 p.m.

Medical School Info Table

The Medical School building will be open for self-guided tours. Stop by for a look and to pick up information about the Medical School.
ALPERT MEDICAL SCHOOL, 222 RICHMOND ST.

4:30 — 5:30 p.m.

Medical School Tours

Take a stroll around the recently opened Medical School building and see where medical students spend their days—and nights!
ALPERT MEDICAL SCHOOL, 222 RICHMOND ST

6:30 — 9 p.m.

Weekend Opening Celebration2013 Medical Opening Celebration: Peter Panton '79 MD'82 and Srihari Naidu '93 MD'972013 Medical Opening Celebration: Peter Panton '79 MD'82 and Srihari Naidu '93 MD'97

Join the Medical School for this cornerstone event. We'll welcome Reunion classes, congratulate the MD Class of 2014 with a gift from the Brown Medical Alumni Association, and honor outstanding members of the Medical School community. Families welcome. $
HOPE CLUB, 6 BENEVOLENT ST.

9 p.m. — 1 a.m.

Campus Dance

Put on your dancing shoes and head to the Main Green, where graduating seniors and their families, alumni of all ages, and Brown faculty and staff swing the night away under the stars. A giant dance floor, hundreds of lanterns, and the sounds of Duke Bellaire and his Orchestra make this a must-see Reunion tradition. $
MAIN GREEN


Saturday, May 24

9 a.m. — 3 p.m.

Registration/Check-In

Registration continues at the Hope Club until 3 p.m. Stop by for refreshments and pick up your reunion gift, event tickets, and a schedule of events. Registration will re-open at the Providence Biltmore at 7 p.m.
HOPE CLUB, 6 BENEVOLENT ST.

9 — 10 a.m.

The Frank and Joan Rothman Lecture

The Aging Brain: An Owner's Manual
Martin A. Samuels, MD
Chairman, Department of Neurology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Miriam Sydney Joseph Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Samuels is an internationally recognized expert in clinical neurology and its relationship to other medical specialties and an expert on the aging brain. His research seeks to explain how the nervous system affects other organs in the body. Learn about the latest research on how to maintain cognitive health and delay the onset of diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.
SMITH BUONANNO 106, 95 CUSHING ST.

9 — 10 a.m.

Stalking a Killer Disease and Accidentally Uncovering a Remarkable Cellular Machine

Arthur L. Horwich ’73 MD’75, Sterling Professor of Genetics and Professor of Pediatrics, Yale University; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Kimberly Mowry, PhD, Robin Chemers Neustein Professor of Biomedicine, Department of Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, & Biochemistry
Learn all about the serendipity of scientific discovery as experienced by Professor Horwich during his research of OTC deficiency, a lethal inborn error of metabolism, and ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.
METCALF RESEARCH LABORATORY, FRIEDMAN AUDITORIUM, ROOM 101, 190 THAYER ST.

11 a.m. — noon Lecture
Noon — 1 p.m. Reception

The 19th Annual Ruth B. Sauber Distinguished Medical Alumni Lecture and Reception

How to Conquer Metastasis: Truth Beyond Fiction
David Lyden, PhD MD’89
Stavros S. Niarchos Chair and Professor of Pediatrics and Cell and Developmental Biology at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Pediatric Neuro-Oncologist at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and faculty member of the MD/PhD program at the Tri-Institute (Rockefeller University/Weill Cornell Medical College/Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center).
Our expanding understanding of the genetics of tumor growth has made possible promising advances in cancer therapy, but the development of effective drugs that prevent cancer’s spread throughout the body continues to challenge both researchers and physicians. Therapies that block metastasis, the primary cause of cancer deaths, will only be possible with a true understanding of tumor growth and spread, especially in the early stages of the disease. Dr. Lyden will highlight new advances in our understanding of how cancer spreads, beginning at the microscopic level. Dr. Lyden dedicates his talk in memory of his dear friend Katha Diddel Sussman '79. An informal reception will immediately follow the lecture.
SMITH BUONANNO 106, 95 CUSHING ST.

11 a.m. — noon

Concussions and Your Brain: The Lingering Effects from Childhood to Adulthood

Moderator: Neha P. Raukar, Assistant Professor and Consulting Physician, Brown University Athletics, Department of Emergency Medicine; Director, Division of Sports Medicine and Center for Sports Medicine
Panelists: Sean Morey ’99, Princeton Sprint Football Head Coach, former NFL Player and Super Bowl Champion; Charles Maddock ’04, Founder and President, Charles Maddock Foundation; Naline Lai, MD ’89, Pediatrician Attending, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Care Network and Blogger, Two Peds in a Pod; Brendan Whittet ’94, Brown University Head Men’s Hockey Coach
High impact sports, simple roughhousing with friends, and home accidents can all lead to traumatic brain injury. Discover how increases in funding for medical research, better understanding of the brain healing process, and increased rates of self-identified problems have led to great strides in the education about and treatment of traumatic brain injuries.
BUILDING FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH & TEACHING, CARMICHAEL AUDITORIUM, 85 WATERMAN ST.

Noon — 3 p.m.

Alumni Field Day

Catch up with friends under the Medical School tent at what promises to be another fantastic Field Day event! The afternoon will include a hometown Rhode Island picnic, soccer and rugby clinics, Bruno Activities Zone for kids of all ages, musical performance by Dave Binder, a magician, and lots more. All activities are complimentary; for lunch, bring your own or buy tickets for the picnic. A cash bar (beer, sangria, and soda) will be available to all.$
ERICKSON ATHLETIC COMPLEX FIELDS

12:30 — 1:30 p.m.

The Charles O. Cooke, MD, Distinguished Visiting Lectureship

Evidence-Based Medicine and the Importance of Randomized Clinical Trials
Monica R. Shah '89 MD'94Dr. Monica ShahDr. Monica Shah
Deputy Branch Chief of Heart Failure and Arrhythmias, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
Dr. Monica Shah will highlight specific examples of how clinical trials have overturned conventional practice and transformed medicine. She will also address contemporary challenges in clinical trials and discuss approaches to conduct more rigorous, efficient, and affordable trials in the future.
SMITH BUONANNO 106, 95 CUSHING ST.

1 — 4 p.m.

Herbarium Tours

The Brown University Herbarium has approximately 100,000 specimens of pressed plants from all over the world. Most of the specimens were collected in the mid- to late 19th century and document plant diversity in the golden age of natural history exploration. Tour the collection, re-discover old treasures from Brown’s history, and learn more about this newly revitalized research facility and modern-day botanical research at Brown.
BIOMEDICAL CENTER, 171 MEETING ST.

2:30 — 3:30 p.m.

Medical School Tours

Take a stroll around the recently opened Medical School building and see where medical students spend their days—and nights!
ALPERT MEDICAL SCHOOL, 222 RICHMOND ST

3:30 p.m.

Reception Honoring Dean Aronson

Please join Chancellor Thomas J. Tisch ’76, Dean Jack A. Elias, and the Brown Medical Alumni Association for an honorary presentation to Stanley M. Aronson, MD, founding dean of Brown’s medical school.
ALPERT MEDICAL SCHOOL, 222 RICHMOND ST

7:00 p.m.

Registration Continues

The last chance to pick up any registration materials and your reunion gift.
PROVIDENCE BILTMORE, 11 DORRANCE ST., 17TH FLOOR

7:00 p.m.

Reunion Class Dinner

Enjoy good food and good friends at this annual dinner with MD alumni and their families. Festivities will include a video montage of then and now photos of classmates. Children are welcome and invited to participate in age-appropriate activities. It’s a guaranteed good time for all at a historic Providence location. Please note: you will be asked to make your entree selections when you register for this event. $
PROVIDENCE BILTMORE, 11 DORRANCE ST., GRAND BALLROOM

8 p.m. — midnight

WaterFire

Nearly 100 bonfires hover above the surface of the river and thread through the half-mile of downtown Providence’s Waterplace Park. Meet friends and classmates there at a special alumni tent!
PROVIDENCE’S WATERPLACE PARK


Sunday, May 25

10:30 a.m.

Commencement Procession and Ceremony

A walk down memory lane …literally! Memories of your own Commencement will not be far from your mind as you watch the MD Class of 2014 march to their ceremony at the First Unitarian Church. Better yet, join in! Alumni are welcome to march* and attend the ceremony. The procession will step off promptly at 10:45 am and we don’t want anyone to miss it!
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH OF PROVIDENCE, BENEFIT AND BENEVOLENT STS.

*Academic regalia is required.

11:15 a.m.

Medical School Commencement Ceremony and Awarding of Degrees

The Medical School Ceremony will begin at approximately 11:15 a.m. and doors will open at 10:15 a.m. for general seating. Dr. Jack A. Elias, dean of medicine and biological sciences, will preside. The faculty address will be delivered by Dr. Edward Feller, and the class address by Josef Tofte MD’14. Immediately following the Medical School ceremony, a post-graduation reception for Medical School faculty, graduates, and their families will be held at the Hope Club, across the street from the First Unitarian Church.
FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH, CORNER OF BENEFIT AND BENEVOLENT STREETS