Alumni Council

Alumni council group photo

The Alumni Council is the governing body of the University of Chicago Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association (UChicago MBSAA). Members of the Alumni Council contribute their varied expertise to improve programs for students and alumni, engage the medical and biological sciences alumni community around the country, and serve as active philanthropic leaders for the Pritzker School of Medicine and the Division of the Biological Sciences.

Executive Committee

President
Doriane Miller, MD’83

Immediate Past President
Chris Albanis, AB’96, MD’00

Vice President
Karyl Kopaskie, AB’07, PhD’14

Alumni Awards Committee Chair
Mark Aschliman, MD’80

Chicago Partners Program Chair
Sapana Vora, PhD’14

Editorial Committee Chair
Jeanne Farnan, AB’98, MD’02, MHPE

Regional Programs Chair
Michael Prystowsky, MD’81, PhD

The Alumni Council

Lampis Anagnostopoulos, SB’57, MD’61*
Jennifer “Piper” Below, PhD’11
Kenneth Bridbord, MD’69, MPH
Ava Ferguson Bryan, AM’10, MD’18 +
Courtney Burrows, PhD’15, MBA’17
Arnold Calica, SM’61, MD’75*
Richard Cote, MD’80
Leonard Covello, AB’86, MD’90
Ithaar Derweesh, MD’95
Arash Emami, MD’94
Gail Farfel, PhD’93
Jonathan Fox, AB’79, PhD’85, MD’87
Jeffrey Goodenbour, PhD’09
Andrew Hack, AB’95, PhD’00, MD’02
Rajiv Jauhar, MD’91
Lucy Lester, MD’72
Daniel Leventhal, SM’13, PhD’16
Rosy Liao +
Katherine Given, AB’08, PhD’13, MBA’16, MD’16
Peter McCauley, MD’86
Jennifer McPartland, PhD’08
Julia Mhlaba, MD’16
Vincent Nelson, MD’98
Carol Olson, PhD’82, MD’86
Loren Schechter, MD’94
Steven Server +
Coleman Seskind, AB’55, SB’56, MD’59, SM’59*
Adhir Shroff, MD’96
Puneet Singh, MD’11
Abby Stayart, AB’97, PHD’12
Anne Taylor, MD’76
Cynthia Thaik, MD’90
Sydney Yoon, MD’86
Russ Zajtchuk, SB’60, MD’63*

* Denotes a Life Member
+ Denotes a student or resident representative

All members of the UChicago MBSAA are eligible for service on the Alumni Council and its Committees. Alumni Council members participate by:

  • Making or maintaining their annual contribution of at least a leadership level gift ($1,000) * as determined by the Alumni Council;
  • Attending at least two of the three meetings of the Alumni Council per year; one of these meetings may include the annual Alumni Senate Meeting;
  • Volunteering for a Chicago Partners program such as Help Our Students Travel (HOST), Alumni Ambassador, or myCHOICE, that engages with or provides mentorship to Pritzker and BSD students;
  • Attending events hosted by the UChicago MBSAA and UChicago Alumni Association, such as UChicago MBSAA regional events and Harper Lectures;
  • Attending Reunion Weekend; and
  • Serving on a Committee commensurate with her/his skills, experience, and interests.

* This amount may be adjusted for alumni who have graduated within the past 15 years.

Alumni Council nominations must be received by the annual deadline of March 1, but nominations are accepted throughout the year. Members of the Alumni Council’s Nominating Committee review the nominations at their spring meeting, and nominees are informed of the committee’s decision immediately following. The slate of nominees is elected by the Alumni Senate at their annual meeting in May. New members begin their three-year term on July 1.

The Nominating Committee seeks a robust and diverse pool of candidates for consideration. Self-nominations are accepted. Submit your nomination

The Alumni Senate is the ratifying body of the UChicago MBSAA and meets annually during Reunion weekend. Important responsibilities of the Senate include the election of Alumni Council officers, ratification of Alumni members, and approval of UChicago MBSAA by-law amendments. The Senate is comprised of the members of the Alumni Council, Reunion Class Chairs, and past presidents of the UChicago MBSAA.

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