Alumni Community

The University of Utah School of Medicine Alumni Association considers medical alumni of the University of Utah School of Medicine, faculty, house staff, residents, and medical students all part of the community we serve. Our goal is to provide programming, services, and events that support the medical school mission and connect alumni and students.

Alumni Programs
Half Century Society
  • 50th Medical Graduation Celebration
  • Half Century Society Annual Summer Luncheon
Student Programs

Advocacy

  • Class size Initiative 2013

Alumni Community News

Golden Anniversary Prize for Distinguished Clinical Investigation
Recognition, Research
Oct 14, 2016

Golden Anniversary Prize for Distinguished Clinical Investigation

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In 1995, at the 50th year celebration of their graduation from medical school, the Class of 1945 established the Golden Anniversary Prize endowed fund to: 1) lend recognition and emphasize the importance of clinical observations and clinical investigation among the contributory sources of advancement in medical knowledge; and by application of the information in medical practice directly benefit patients; and 2) to encourage interest in clinical investigation and financial support for research by recognition of such achievement, especially of young physicians at conclusion of their years of postgraduate training or in the early years of career development. Over time the endowment has grown from gifts of class members and a planned gift from class member Paul Southwick, MD. Currently, the $4,000 prize is awarded every other year at the School of Medicine Awards Banquet, with a new prize, the S. Paul Southwick Award for Clinical Excellence and Teaching in Internal Medicine to be awarded in opposite years. ... Read More

Surgery
Catherine deVries, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Humanitarian Award
Recognition
Oct 09, 2015

Catherine deVries, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Humanitarian Award

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Dr. Catherine deVries is professor of surgery (urology) and associate professor of family medicine (public health) at the University of Utah School of Medicine. A graduate of Harvard University, she holds a master’s in pathology from Duke University and an MD from Stanford University. She trained in urology at Stanford and pediatric urology at UC San Diego. She has been very active in the development of sustainable global surgery since 1992. ... Read More

James Scott, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Service Award
Recognition
Oct 09, 2015

James Scott, MD, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Service Award

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Dr. James R. Scott completed his medical degree and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Iowa. Following a fellowship in reproductive immunology at the University of Texas/Dallas, he returned to the University of Iowa as a Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology faculty member. At age 39, he became professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. ... Read More

Val G. Hemming, MD, ’66, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award
Recognition
Oct 09, 2015

Val G. Hemming, MD, ’66, Recipient of 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award

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Dr. Val Hemming earned his BA from the University of Utah in 1962 and matriculated with the medical school Class of 1966. As a senior, he joined the US Air Force (AF) and served for 30 years. Following a 1966-1967 internship at the U of U, he spent a year as a flight surgeon. He then completed pediatric training at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and served four years at the AF hospital in Wiesbaden, Germany. ... Read More

J. Charles Rich, Jr. MD, ’65 - U of U School of Medicine
Recognition
Oct 09, 2015

J. Charles Rich, Jr. MD, ’65 - U of U School of Medicine

deans roundtable, 2015

A neurosurgeon by training Dr. J. Charles, Chuck, Rich is a 1965 graduate of the School of Medicine. He and his graduating class were invited guests of Dean Lee to share medical school and career experiences with current medical students during the Oct 9th Dean’s Roundtable and 50th Anniversary Celebration of the School of Medicine during Alumni Weekend.... Read More