Letter from the president

From the president’s desk

Dear Fellow Alumni,

Thank you for visiting the official website for the University of Chicago Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association. I hope that this site will be a helpful resource to you for upcoming events, programs, and communications.

The mission of the Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association (MBSAA) is to support the Division of the Biological Sciences and Pritzker School of Medicine by providing activities that engage alumni in the life of the divisions. The MBSAA aims to create productive interaction between students and alumni; develop a community of volunteers and ambassadors; inspire future generators of alumni leaders; and encourage lifelong philanthropic support.

With those goals in mind, we have set out some ambitious goals to make the MBSAA even more relevant to all of our constituencies, and to leverage the knowledge, expertise, and commitment of our alumni to the greatest extent possible. We continue our efforts to make the Alumni Council a diverse and vibrant group which is truly representative of our membership. We will be broadening our efforts to promote awareness of the MBSAA brand and thereby facilitate alumni engagement. And we intend to initiate new programs that connect alumni with our students to enhance their professional development and assist them in creating our legacy for the future.

As part of the MBSAA, each of us has the opportunity to take this work one step further, by volunteering, attending an event, or making a charitable contribution. Our engagement helps to extend the value of the education we received, thereby furthering the University’s impact on students, our colleagues, and our fellow alumni.

I hope that you will join me for one of our many opportunities and I look forward to serving as president of the Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association. I welcome your contact and personal inquires about the MBSAA and the ways in which you may be able to participate at msilverman@biostrategics.com.

Michael Silverman, MD'73
President, Medical & Biological Sciences Alumni Association