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Upcoming events

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Dermatology Reception for Alumni& Resident Graduates
American Academy of Dermatology AnnualMeeting
Sunday, March 23, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Four Seasons Hotel Reception Room
1111 14th Street, Denver, Colo.
RSVP to Nicki Crellin at

San Antonio, Texas, Alumni Dinner
Thursday, March 27, 6 p.m.
Las Canarias
112 College Street, San Antonio, Texas
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New Orleans, Louisiana, Alumni Dinner
Saturday, March 29, 6 p.m.
The Grill Room, Windor Court Hotel
300 Gravier Street, New Orleans, LA
RSVPto Nicki Crellin at

2014 Medical-Spirituality Conference
“Mindful Practice: Compassion and Resilience”
April 10, 8:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Sinclair Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio
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Internal Medicine Reception for Alumni & Resident Graduates
American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting
Friday, April 11, 6–8 p.m.
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Room: Silver Springs
II, 9801 International Drive, Orlando, Fla.
RSVP to Nicki Crellin at

SNMA Reception with National SNMA President Topaz Sampson
50th Anniversary Celebration of SNMA
Friday, April 18, 6:30–9 p.m.
Washington Hilton Hotel
1919 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C.
RSVP to Lakia Q. Gray, M.P.A., at

2014 Academy of Medicine Dinner & Guest Lecture, with J.R. Martinez
April 23, 5:30 p.m.
Sinclair Conference Center, Dayton, Ohio
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Long before J.R. Martinez won legions of fans as the winner of Dancing With the Stars in 2011, he was inspiring audiences of all kinds with his remarkable story. Born to a single mother from El Salvador, his dream was to become a professional football player. His plans were derailed by a sports injury. So he enlisted in the Army, where he was assigned to the 502nd Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Martinez saw it as a way to give back to a country that already had given so much to him and his family. In March 2003, J.R. was deployed to Iraq. Less than a month later, the Humvee he was driving hit a land mine. Three other soldiers were ejected from the burning vehicle, but Martinez was trapped inside. Suffering from smoke inhalation and severe burns to 34 percent of his body, Martinez spent the next 34 months in recovery, undergoing 33 different surgeries, including skin grafts and cosmetic surgery. Martinez has spoken at events nationwide. His message of resilience and optimism has inspired a wide variety of organizations, including corporations, veterans groups and schools. In 2008, Martinez joined the cast of ABC’s Emmy Award-winning daytime drama All My Children as combat veteran Brot Monroe. The show incorporated portions of Martinez’s real life into its fictional storylines.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Reception for Alumni & Resident Graduates
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Annual Clinical Meeting
April 28 Location and Time TBA
Chicago, Ill.

Psychiatry Reception for Alumni & Resident Graduates
American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting
May 5, 7–9 p.m.
New York Marriott Marquis

Aerospace Medicine Alumni Reception
Aerospace Medical Association Annual Scientific Meeting
Sunday, May 11, 6 p.m.
Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Earl H. Morris Endowed Lectureship, with
Lydia Aguilar-Bryan, M.D., Ph.D.
May 21, Time TBA
Boonshoft School of Medicine White Hall
3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Dayton, Ohio

Reunion Weekend
Honoring the Classes of 1984, 1989, 1994, 1999, 2004, 2009
August 8-10
Cincinnati, Ohio

Last edited on 09/22/2015.