Below you’ll find photos from Alumni Weekend 21–22, which we celebrated just a few weeks ago. We hope they’ll make you smile and inspire you to return to campus for Alumni Weekend next year. You’ll be hearing from us about a spring date for 2023 in the coming months.

In this issue you’ll also see our bow to six of our exceptional alumni — our School of Medicine Alumni Association (SOMAA) Alumni award recipients for 2021 and 2022. We celebrate them and all our past recipients, and we know there are many alums doing amazing work who have yet to be honored.

We want your help in identifying other outstanding alums doing exceptional work who deserve recognition through our annual awards, whether next year or in years to come. The nomination process is simple. Visit Click the Awards tab and “Submit a Nomination.” (Note that self-nominations are welcome.)

Finally, we are celebrating 6+ years of happy work and saying farewell — and readying for an important transition. Alumni Engagement Director M.L. Farrell is retiring in June. The search is underway for her successor, and we look forward to not only a smooth transition to a new leader for alumni engagement, but to staying connected with M.L. as she moves on to volunteer work and enjoying a leisurely coffee with SOM friends and colleagues now and then.

Keep an eye out for word from us soon introducing our new director. Until then, Lisa Schaffer, managing executive director of development (SOM), will be your contact for all things SOM alumni.

See a recap of our alumni award recipients and view the entire Alumni Weekend photo album