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SEPTEMBER 2016
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Photo of Jacob Rullo Why all those hours in the anatomy lab make us better doctors

Jacob Rullo, PhD’12, MD’15 is an ophthalmology resident at Queen's University and a University of Toronto MD/PhD graduate.

Do you ever have those moments in your practice where you’re carried back to the anatomy lab? Where in trying to diagnose a challenging case, you remember following those nerve connections with your gloved hands — feeling the muscles, arteries, ligaments, bone. And through this deep understanding of the human body and its anatomy, you piece together a logical explanation.

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CAMPAIGN UPDATE
Campaign to date:
$475,328,934* of  $500,000,000

$61,572,438
of our Campaign total has been generously donated by our alumni
*as of September 19, 2016

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OUR IMPACT
Professor Stephen Scherer Toronto Emerges as Big Data Hotspot
“Genomic information is the new oil” — Professor Stephen Scherer MSc’91, PhD (Molecular Genetics)’95, at the launch of a massive project aiming to sequence the whole genomes of 10,000 people every year.
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image of a U of T Fellow Medicine Professors Among New U of T Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada
Among this year’s U of T inductees to the prestigious Royal Society of Canada are Faculty of Medicine Professors Patricia Brubaker, Julie Forman-Kay and Gordon Keller.
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Research Lab $27-million to Fast-Track Stem Cell Research at U of T
How U of T is pushing the frontiers of regenerative medicine with 20 transformative projects as part of the Medicine by Design initiative.
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Image of a brain Stay Tuned, Says U of T Neurologist as Nature Publishes on Alzheimer’s Immunotherapy
U of T neurology professor Sandra Black, BSc’69, MD’78, PGME (Nephrology)’82 is cautiously optimistic around positive results of a new Alzheimer’s drug reported in the high impact journal Nature.
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Image of students in a lecture room New Curriculum Launches for Start of MD Program
Q&A with MD Program Vice Dean Dr. Patricia Houston, MD’78, PGME (Anesthesia)’83. MEd’00 on what the new curriculum is all about.
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OUR PLACE
Meric Gertler “An historic investment in Canadian science and innovation” — U of T President Meric Gertler
The federal and provincial governments are joining with the university to provide almost $190 million to upgrade nearly half of U of T’s research labs over the next two years. For the Faculty of Medicine, a comprehensive $40M renovation will bring facilities in the Medical Sciences Building into the 21st century.
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OUR PEOPLE
JJ David Ho J.J. David Ho
BSc’06, PhD’13

CIHR-funded post-doctoral fellow at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Ho studies how cells survive without oxygen.
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Shelley Gautier Shelley Gautier
BSc(PT)’95

Cyclist and Physical Therapist alumna Shelley Gautier has scored a bronze medal for Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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JCB Grant J.C.B. Grant
Chair of Anatomy 1930-1965

Dr. Grant’s seminal textbook, Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy (1943), brought U of T international fame in the study of anatomy.
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Nancy Grahame Joy Nancy Grahame Joy
Chair of Art as Applied to Medicine 1962-1987

Professor Joy was known as an artist, educator and innovator. Along with Dorothy Chubb, she illustrated Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy in 1943.
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U OF T MEDICINE MAGAZINE
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Dancing in the Dark
With no explanation for her symptoms, Rachel became a mystery to her doctors — one of the ‘medically unexplained.’
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OUR EVENTS
September 17, 2016
Toronto
  Medical Alumni Class of 1976 Reunion
The Class of 1976 will celebrate 40 years with a CME presentation in the Medical Sciences Building at 2 pm, followed by a reception and dinner at the Faculty Club. To join, contact Drs. Ruth Wilson, Beverly Morningstar or Ann Grisė
   
September 18, 2016
Toronto
  Medical Alumni Class of 1961 Reunion
The Class of 1961 is celebrating 55 years with a reception and dinner at the Granite Club. To join, contact Dr. Albert Cheskes
   
September 24, 2016
Los Angeles, CA
  2016 ASPS Plastic Surgery Alumni Reception
Join an Alumni and Friends Reception, held during the upcoming American Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. Register Here
   
September 26, 2016
Boston, MA
  7th Annual Alumni Reception at ASTRO
The Department of Radiation Oncology (UT-DRO) is celebrating 25 years. Join the 7th annual UT DRO alumni reception at the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s annual meeting. Register Here
   
October 15, 2016
Toronto
  Medical Alumni Class of 1971 Reunion
The Class of 1971 will celebrate 45 years with a CME at the Park Hyatt Hotel, as well as breakfast, a reception and dinner. To join, contact Drs. Alice Dong and Joe Weinstock
   
October 22, 2016
Toronto
  Medical Alumni Class of 1991 Reunion
The Class of 1991 will celebrate its 25th reunion with a reception at The Gardiner Museum. To join, contact Dr. Carol Durno
   
October 29, 2016
Scarborough
  Medical Alumni Class of 1981 Reunion
The Class of 1981 will celebrate its 35th reunion at the Scarborough Golf and Country Club. To join, contact Dr. Adriana Pecorari
   
November 12, 2016
Toronto
  Medical Alumni Class of 1986 Reunion
The Class of 1986 will celebrate 30 years with a reception and dinner at The Berkeley Field House. Please join your class and get reacquainted! To join, contact Drs. Drue Mandel or Sandra Landolt and the committee
   
GET INVOLVED
Has anatomy class shaped or informed your work in medicine? We’d love to know. Email your reflections or anecdotes to alumni.medicine@utoronto.ca and note whether you’d like them kept private, or shared in the next MedAlumni newsletter.

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