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12th & Marshall, Fall 2017 issue

Welcome to 12th & Marshall, Fall 2017 issue

Welcome to the fall 2017 issue of 12th & Marshall, the twice yearly magazine for alumni as well as faculty and friends of our medical school.

You can flip through the pages below, or click for a larger view. You'll also want to note that many headlines are hyperlinks that will take you to expanded coverage of the stories.

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FALL 2017 FEATURE STORIES

 

Weekend in Wise - In the small Appalachian town of Wise, the Remote Area Medical clinic arrives each summer, drawing thousands of people desperate for medical and dental care.Weekend in Wise

In the small Appalachian town of Wise, the Remote Area Medical clinic arrives each summer, drawing thousands of people desperate for medical and dental care. More than 100 student and faculty volunteers from the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy were on hand this year. This link takes you to the sights, sounds and stories from the three-day event that's the largest in the country.

 

Class of 2021 - From a student who is the newest in four generations of doctors, to another who is the first in his family to graduate from college, and everything in between, the medical school's incoming students bring together a wealth of diverse experiences and backgrounds to create the Class of 2021. Class of 2021

From a student who is the newest in four generations of doctors, to another who is the first in his family to graduate from college, and everything in between, the medical school's incoming students bring together a wealth of diverse experiences and backgrounds to create the Class of 2021.

 

Smart and nice - The Multiple Mini-Interview system is the medical school’s new interview process that produced the Class of 2021. Smart and nice

The Multiple Mini-Interview system is the medical school's new interview process that produced the Class of 2021.

 

Answering the call of the underserved - Could scholarships and targeted preceptorships address the physician shortage? Answering the call of the underserved

Could scholarships and targeted preceptorships address the physician shortage?

 

She’s walked in their shoes and has the stories to prove it - The luck of the Match – and the luck of the Irish – was with the Class of 2017 this St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 pulled double duty as Match Day, an annual rite of passage when fourth-year medical students around the country learn their residency training destinations.She's walked in their shoes - and has the stories to prove it

Susan DiGiovanni, M'84, H'87, F'89, knows words are easy to come by. So instead of platitudes, she shares her own personal story.

 

Medicine gets personal - Nearly two decades ago, researchers decoded the human genome. Ever since, they’ve been trying to use that code to transform the practice of medicine.Medicine gets personal

Nearly two decades ago, researchers decoded the human genome. Ever since, they've been trying to use that code to transform the practice of medicine.

 

Piece of the Past - An MCV baseball uniform from the 1930s is a new addition to the medical artifact collection of Tompkins-McCaw Library’s Special Collection and Archives.Piece of the Past

An MCV baseball uniform from the 1930s is a new addition to the medical artifact collection of Tompkins-McCaw Library's Special Collection and Archives.

 

‌Through Your Eyes - A radiation oncologist, Tom Eichler, M’87, H’92, finds time to be involved with local theatrical and radio productions. Read more about how he got hooked on performing.Through Your Eyes

A radiation oncologist, Tom Eichler, M'87, H'92, finds time to be involved with local theatrical and radio productions. Read more about how he got hooked on performing.

 

Opioids in America - At VCU and VCU Health, efforts are underway to combat the opioid public health crisis — through addiction treatment, pain management, health care policy, education and research. Check out the news articles, videos and continuing education opportunities that provide a snapshot of those efforts.Opioids in America

At VCU and VCU Health, efforts are underway to combat the opioid public health crisis - through addiction treatment, pain management, health care policy, education and research. Check out the news articles, videos and continuing education opportunities that provide a snapshot of those efforts.

 

A pioneer of the modern discipline of vaccinology - Credited with helping to develop a new medical discipline, Myron Levine, M’67, was honored this year as a brilliant and determined visionary by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. You can read more about his career in the 2017 awards program. A pioneer of the modern discipline of vaccinology

Credited with helping to develop a new medical discipline, Myron Levine, M'67, was honored this year as a brilliant and determined visionary by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. You can read more about his career in the 2017 awards program.