2019 BIMS Reunion Weekend
Over 225 alumni, faculty and current trainees participated in the first-ever BIMS Reunion Weekend, April 12-14. Alumni who received degrees in Biochemistry, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Experimental Pathology, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology and Physiology were invited to attend the festivities.
The weekend kicked off with an Alumni-Trainee Networking Event that provided over 60 current students with the opportunity to have small group discussions with alumni from the fields of academia, government, industry, scientific writing, etc. Following the networking event, alumni, faculty and students had the opportunity to enjoy a welcome reception before the departments hosted dinners for their alumni. On Saturday, David S. Wilkes, MD, dean of the UVA School of Medicine, provided alumni with an update on the BIMS program and its transition into the School of Medicine before the alumni attended showcases put on by each department that featured faculty lectures, student poster presentations, tours and much more. That evening, alumni, faculty and students attended a reception and dinner at the Boar’s Head Resort, where alumni awards were presented Amy Bouton, PhD ’85, associate dean of graduate and medical scientist programs, for categories such as the earliest graduate in attendance (1973), the alum who traveled the farthest (Iceland!), etc.