August 24, 2007

White Coat ceremony and sponsors

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Elizabeth Dong and her classmates are all smiles after receiving their white coats. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Nneamaka Agochukwu receives her white coat from VUSM Dean Steven Gabbe, M.D., as George Hill, Ph.D., right, and John Zic, M.D., look on. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Nneamaka Agochukwu receives her white coat from VUSM Dean Steven Gabbe, M.D., as George Hill, Ph.D., right, and John Zic, M.D., look on. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Irving Ye gets a hug from his mother, Betsy Wang. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Irving Ye gets a hug from his mother, Betsy Wang. (photo by Dana Johnson)

VUSM’s class of 2011. (photo by Dana Johnson)

VUSM’s class of 2011. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Dean Gabbe and the class take a bow after the ceremony. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Dean Gabbe and the class take a bow after the ceremony. (photo by Dana Johnson)

Surrounded by hundreds of family members, friends and future colleagues, the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine Class of 2011 gathered in Light Hall last Friday for the Convocation/White Coat Ceremony.

The ceremony, normally held in the Chapman Quadrangle, was moved indoors due to the heat.

The traditional donning of the signature white garment marks the official entrance into medical school for the 104 members of VUSM’s 131st class and came following a week of orientation events.

This year’s class of incoming medical students hails from 30 states, nine foreign countries and 51 colleges and universities.

Sixteen of the new medical students are graduates of Vanderbilt University.

White Coat sponsors

The following is the list of White Coat Sponsors as of Aug. 10. The list was provided by the Office of Annual Giving. For more information, contact Diane Watson at 936-0247 or

Dr. Oran Sacha Aaronson and Dr. Shannon Bishop Snyder

Dr. Adam C. Abram

Drs. Naji N. and Nada A. Abumrad

Mrs. Emily Harvey Adams

Dr. and Mrs. Mark C. Adams

Dr. Lateef Alabi Adelani

Mr. and Mrs. Albert Wayne Adkisson

Dr. and Mrs. James E. Alexander Jr.

Dr. William C. Alford Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Asa Benton Allen Jr.

Drs. George S. and Shannon Hersey Allen

Dr. Alice H. Altstatt

Dr. Ann-Marie Amies-Oelschlager

Dr. and Mrs. Milton H. Anderson III

Dr. Rochelle Filker Andreotti

Mr. and Mrs. Mohammad Sib Ansari

Dr. and Mrs. Louis F. Archbald

Dr. and Mrs. Rex E. Arendall II

Dr. Edouard Fitzroy Armour

Dr. and Mrs. Joe Franklin Arterberry

Dr. and Mrs. George Avant

Dr. Joseph C. Bailey

Dr. Theodore Dulaney Baker

Dr. Jeffrey Lawrence Ballard

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas William Ballard

Dr. and Mrs. Gregg Anthony Baran

Mr. and Mrs. H. Lee Barfield II

Dr. Tyler Warren Barrett and Mrs. Kelly Meghan McGill-Barrett

Dr. Edward J. Bartle

Dr. and Mrs. Brett Ronald Bartlett

Dr. Earle W. Baughman Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Oscar C. Beasley

Dr. Robert Daniel Beauchamp

Mr. Warren E. Beck

Dr. and Mrs. Robert O. Begtrup

Dr. and Mrs. Gordon R. Bernard

Dr. Erol Martin Beytas

Mr. and Mrs. Kirit J. Bhansali

Dr. F. Tremaine Billings Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. James L. Bills

Dr. Wyatt Heflin Blake III

Dr. David G. Boland and Dr. Caroline R. Heise

Dr. George C. Bolian and Mrs. Patricia Morrison-Bolian

Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Bonner

Mr. and Mrs. James L. Boswell

Mr. and Mrs. Donald R. Boyd

Col. and Mrs. Steven Edward Braverman, M.D.

Dr. Laura Boehlke Bray

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Breinig

Drs. Samuel A. and Jane Kreplick Brody

Dr. Ronald W. Bronitsky

Dr. and Mrs. Ernest Ladd Brown

Drs. Donald M. and Laurette M. Bryan

Dr. Joel Raymond Buchanan Jr. and Dr. Julie Ruth Fagan

Dr. and Mrs. Ponce D. Bullard

Dr. and Mrs. Lonnie S. Burnett

Dr. and Mrs. Ian M. Burr

Dr. and Mrs. Michael J. Burry

Dr. Martha Jean Butterfield

Dr. and Mrs. Benjamin H. Caldwell Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Stephen M. Camarata

Mrs. Ernestine P. Campbell

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey C. Carlton

Mr. and Mrs. Craig R. Carmichel

Dr. Robert H. Carnighan

Dr. Orlon V. Carr Jr.

Dr. Murali M. Chakinala

Drs. George M. and Nancy C. Chescheir

Dr. Kathleen R. Cho

Dr. Patricia Shih-Ann Chu

Mr. and Mrs. Larry R. Churchill

Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Citak

Dr. Nancy M. Clish

Dr. and Mrs. John T. Cobb

Dr. and Mrs. James E. Collins

Dr. James L. Connolly

Dr. and Mrs. William O. Cooper

Dr. Daniel Lawrence Dale

Dr. and Mrs. Carlos R. Dalence

Drs. Peter Helge and Julie Boyd Damp

Dr. Linda Ann Danieu

Dr. Charles K. Davis Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. William W. Davis

Dr. and Mrs. Roy L. DeHart

Dr. and Mrs. Ralph M. Denham

Dr. and Mrs. Terence S. Dermody

Mrs. Susan T. Derryberry

Dr. Neerav Avinash Desai

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Diggs

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas S. Dina

Dr. Thomas G. Di Salvo

Drs. Sean P. and Janet Loch Donahue

Dr. Tianlai Tang and Dr. Christine C. Dong

Dr. Robert K. Dorton

Dr. Larry E. Douglass

Dr. Wonder Puryear Drake and Mr. John M. Drake

Dr. Guilford M. Dudley III

Dr. Wallace B. Duffin

Dr. Malcolm P. Duncan

Dr. Racquel Jeanne Duval

Dr. and Mrs. W. Carl Dyer Jr.

Dr. Barbara J. Little Earnest and Mr. Royce M. Earnest

Dr. Letitia J. Easdown and Mr. William James Booth

Mr. and Mrs. John C. Eason

Drs. Frank M. and Sandy Johnson Eggers

Dr. and Mrs. William S. Elias

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Ellsworth Erb

Dr. and Mrs. Tahsin M. Ergin

Dr. Russ David Erman

Mrs. Annette S. Eskind

Dr. and Mrs. Jeffrey B. Eskind

Dr. Felipe Vinicio Espinoza

Dr. and Mrs. E. William Ewers

Dr. Vernat Exil

Dr. and Mrs. John H. Exton

Dr. and Mrs. Harry E. Ezell Jr.

Dr. Paul J. Fatum

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald M. Fenichel

Dr. Charles D. Feuss Jr.

Dr. Lauren Gayle Ficks

Dr. and Mrs. Albert B. Finch Jr.

Dr. A. J. Reid Finlayson

Dr. and Mrs. John O. Fitts

Dr. Robert J. Fleischaker

Dr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Fleischer

Dr. Michael James Fowler

Dr. Lesley Christine French

Dr. and Mrs. Roy Tyler Frizzell

Drs. Howard Adam and D. Catherine Fuchs

Dr. Steven G. Gabbe and Dr. Patricia C. Temple

Dr. G. Waldon Garriss III

Drs. Timothy John and Amy Joyce Gensler

Dr. and Mrs. Alfred L. George Jr.

Dr. Peter J. Giammalvo

Dr. Joseph Gigante

Drs. Steven P. and Jane Gilbert

Dr. James H. Gilfoil

Dr. Sarah Justine Gladstone

Dr. D. Bruce Glover

Dr. Michelle Bass Goldin

Dr. Steven A. Goldstein

Dr. Ricardo Andres Gonzales

Dr. and Mrs. John T. Goodgame Sr.

Dr. David S. Gordon

Dr. Gerald S. Gotterer

Dr. George F. Grady

Dr. and Mrs. David W. Grambow

Dr. Richard E. Green

Dr. R. Glenn Greene

Dr. and Mrs. Carl A. Grote

Dr. Steven Smiley Guest

Dr. and Mrs. W. Quinton Gurley Jr.

Dr. Ruth M. Hagstrom and Mr. Robert G. Hagstrom Sr.

Dr. Robert L. Haley Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Larry J. Hall

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Hall

Dr. James R. Hamilton

Drs. William Patrick and Katherine Stokes Hamilton

Dr. Thomas E. Hanes and Ms. Julie Hanes

Dr. Harriet M. Harman

Dr. Frank E. Harrell Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Henry L. Harrell Jr.

Dr. David Leonard Harshman

Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey B. Harwell Jr.

Dr. Saul S. Haskell

Dr. Cauley W. Hayes

Dr. Stephan H.W. Heckers and Dr. Christine L. Konradi

Dr. and Mrs. Murray Heimberg

Dr. Harry C. Helm

Dr. Celeste Ojeda Hemingway and Mr. Graham Stuart Hemingway

Sen. and Mrs. Douglas S. Henry

Dr. and Mrs. Bruce E. Herron

Dr. and Mrs. Gerald B. Hickson

Dr. Michelle Hiebert

Dr. Michael Sean Higgins and Dr. Jennifer Ann Pietenpol

Dr. Douglas Lamar Hill

Dr. and Mrs. George C. Hill

Dr. and Mrs. James M. Hinson Jr.

Dr. Melanie Voncile Hinson

Dr. James W. Hoback Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. George W. Holcomb

Drs. Ralph Duane and Nancy D. Holland

Dr. Robert W. Holloway

Dr. and Mrs. Jeremy K. Hon

Dr. and Mrs. Robert Reid Hood

Dr. Derek Lee Horstmeyer

Mr. and Mrs. David W. Horvitz

Dr. Gwendolyn A. Howard and Mr. Jeffrey L. Jones

Dr. Charles B. Huddleston

Dr. Daniel Payson Hunt

Dr. Larry S. Hunt

Dr. John D. Hutcherson

Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Hydrick

Dr. and Mrs. Tadashi Inagami

Mr. and Mrs. Ray K. Ishihara

Mr. Todd Jackson and Ms. Emily Blake Hinman

Dr. and Mrs. Harry R. Jacobson

Dr. Mark W. Jacokes and Dr. Wendy Stone

Dr. David H. James Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur S. Jankolovits

Dr. John Amis Jernigan

Dr. Ming Jiang

Dr. William Thomas Johanson

Dr. Cameron Campbell Johnson

Dr. and Mrs. Ira T. Johnson

Dr. Joseph E. Johnson III

Dr. A. Garland Jonas Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. E. Palmer Jones

Dr. and Mrs. Howard W. Jones

Dr. John R. Jones

Dr. and Mrs. K. Bruce Jones

Dr. and Mrs. Milnor Jones

Col. Stephen L. Jones, M.D. and Col. Kristen B. Raines, M.D.

Dr. Karen M. Joos

Dr. Lee W. Jordan

Dr. and Mrs. Herman J. Kaplan

Dr. Louis J. Katzman

Dr. and Mrs. Jack E. Keefe

Mrs. Diane L. Keeter

Mr. Michael C. Kessen and The Rev. Virginia Anne Kessen

Dr. Alexis Hangin Kim

Dr. Frederick K. Kirchner and Dr. Joyce Evelyn Johnson

Dr. Jonathan David Kirsch

Dr. Anne Meredith Knudsen

Dr. and Mrs. Otto Morse Kochtitzky

Dr. Eric R. Kreutzer

Drs. Joseph D. and Carolyn Jackson LaBarbera

Drs. Kurt Karl and Rebecca Long Lark

Dr. and Mrs. Duane R. Larson

Dr. Catherine Colldige Lastavica and Mr. John Lastavica

Dr. and Mrs. J. Thomas Latham

Dr. Patrick J. Lavin

Dr. and Mrs. John Willis Lea

Mr. and Mrs. Richard V. Lee and Ms. Meredith A. Lee

Dr. and Mrs. Lewis B. Lefkowitz Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Philip K. Lichtenstein

Dr. Deborah Lightner

Dr. Daniel W. Lin

Dr. and Mrs. Sauyu Lin

Dr. and Mrs. Christopher D. Lind

Dr. and Mrs. Richard John LoCicero

Dr. C. Michael Locke

Dr. Greg A. Loitz

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Longino

Dr. and Mrs. H. Newton Lovvorn Jr.

Dr. Timothy Lowe

Dr. Zigmund Luka

Dr. and Mrs. John N. Lukens

Mr. and Mrs. Ronald E. Lundquist

Dr. and Mrs. Robert L. MacDonald

Dr. Sidney D. Machefsky

Dr. Mark James Maffett

Dr. Morgan Lawrence Magid

Dr. Ahad Mahootchi

Dr. and Mrs. Bob Mallard

Dr. Kenneth Margolis

Dr. and Mrs. James B. D. Mark

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel R. Marney Jr.

Dr. David J. Maron

Dr. Diana Marver

Dr. John M. Mathis and Mrs. Krista J. Crawford-Mathis

Dr. C. Ashley McAllen

Dr. John C. McGill

Dr. and Mrs. Samuel Jay McKenna

Dr. T. Dwight McKinney

Drs. John M. and Julie A. McLaughlin

Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. McNeilly Jr.

Dr. Heidi Meinz and Mr. Scott Douglas Buffett

Mr. and Mrs. Marvin R. Meinz

Dr. Mary L. Michal

Drs. Robert F. and Bonnie M. Miller

Dr. and Mrs. Michael L. Misfeldt

Dr. and Mrs. Natwar J. Mody

Dr. Alex S. Moffett

Drs. Andrew Gibbs and Katherine Marshall Moore

Dr. Robert H. Moore

Drs. Robert S. and Jo Ann M. Moorman

Dr. Jeffrey S. Morgan

Dr. and Mrs. Jason D. Morrow

Dr. and Mrs. Harold L. Moses

Dr. Brian Paul Mullaney

Dr. Ralph L. Nachman

Dr. and Mrs. John B. Neeld

Dr. and Mrs. Eric G. Neilson

Drs. Henry S. and Kathryn W. Nelson

Dr. John H. Newman

Dr. and Mrs. Howard H. Nichols

Dr. and Mrs. Gary Steven Nicolaisen

Drs. David H. and Judith Niver

Dr. Jeanette J. Norden

Dr. Steven Roland Norris

Dr. and Mrs. Denis M. O'Day

Dr. Anne Elizabeth O'Duffy

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ojeda

Dr. and Mrs. Richard R. Oldham

Dr. Holly L. Olson

Dr. Walter Omainsky

Dr. James Wright O'Mara Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. James A. O'Neill Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Robert H. Ossoff

Dr. Pratik Parag Pandharipande

Drs. Charles R. and Jane H. Park

Drs. John R. and Lynn P. Parker

Dr. Mark K. Parsons

Dr. Robert A. Partain III

Dr. and Mrs. Neal R. Patel

Dr. and Mrs. W. Faxon Payne

Dr. R. Stokes Peebles Jr. and Dr. Tina Vivienne Hartert

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence S. Peters

Dr. and Mrs. Michael R. Petracek

Dr. Cathleen C. Pettepher

Dr. James W. Pichert

Dr. Michael Pietro

Dr. Joseph M. Plunkett

Dr. Lon S. Poliner

Dr. David Brent Polk

Dr. and Mrs. Charles L. Pope

Dr. and Mrs. Michael K. Porayko

Dr. and Mrs. C. McGavock Porter

Dr. Alvin C. Powers

Dr. James S. Powers and Ms. Martha E. Wettemann

Dr. and Mrs. William Anderson Preston

Dr. Ann Hutcheson Price and Mr. Scott T. Price

Dr. and Mrs. Ronald R. Price

Dr. William T. Price Jr.

Dr. Donna Jacobi Pruett

Dr. Gretchen Patricia Purcell

Dr. James T. Pyron

Dr. and Mrs. Paul W. Ragan

Dr. and Mrs. David S. Raiford

Dr. R. Richard Ramnath

Dr. and Mrs. James A. Ramsey

Dr. and Mrs. Judson G. Randolph

Mr. Wallace N. Rasmussen

Col. and Mrs. James S. Rawlings, M.D.

Ms. Lisa Rawn

Dr. and Mrs. Michael S. Rees

Dr. Theodore F. Reiss

Dr. Patrick Shawn Reynolds

Mrs. Sarah Reynolds and Mr. Randall Reynolds

Dr. and Mrs. Jack O. Rice

Dr. and Mrs. Ron N. Rice

Dr. and Mrs. Robert E. Richie

Dr. and Mrs. Harris D. Riley

Dr. and Mrs. Eric Charles Ringwalt

Dr. W. James Robbins

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth L. Roberts

Drs. David and Rose Marie Robertson

Dr. Michael Richard Robichaux Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. William R. Rochford

Dr. Scott M. Rodgers

Dr. Robert L. Rosenfeld and Ms. Rebecca Lynch Rosenfeld

Dr. and Mrs. David Bruce Ross

Dr. Stephen E. Rostan

Dr. and Mrs. Wyatt E. Rousseau

Dr. Rima Nasrallah Rusnak

Dr. and Mrs. Joseph T. Saiter Jr.

Dr. William D. Salmon Jr.

Dr. John M. Salyer

Dr. Anthony Andres Sanchez

Dr. Martin P. Sandler and Dr. Glynis A. Sacks

Dr. Samuel A. Santoro and Dr. Mary M. Zutter

Mr. and Mrs. Vernon B. Savoie

Dr. Edward M. Schaeffer

Dr. William Schaffner II and Ms. Lois Knight

Dr. Scott Andrew Scharer

Drs. George B. and Clara Ann Meyers Schimmel

Dr. Frank John Schlehr Jr.

Dr. Lewis Karl Schrager

Dr. and Mrs. Freidrich Schuening

Dr. Marcy Lynn Schwartz

Dr. Paul W. Scott

Mrs. Ruth Scoville

Dr. Michael B. Seagle

Dr. Rhea Seddon

Dr. Eric Randall Senn

Dr. and Mrs. John S. Sergent

Dr. and Mrs. Charles S. Settle

Dr. and Mrs. Lathan Edwards Settle

Dr. and Mrs. R. Bruce Shack

Mr. and Mrs. Kaushik J. Shah

Dr. John K. Shaver and Dr. Michele R. Staunton

Drs. Brian and Kara Riedinger Shay

Dr. Leslie A. Shinobu

Dr. Bruce D. Silverstein

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Joseph Sineway

Dr. Gregory J. Skarulis

Dr. K. Byron Skubi and Dr. Jane A. Mays

Drs. Bonnie S. and Corey M. Slovis

Dr. Walter E. Smalley and Dr. K. Louise Hanson

Dr. and Mrs. Anthony L. Smith

Dr. George E. Smith

Dr. and Mrs. James D. Snell Jr.

Dr. Jeremy Spector

Dr. and Mrs. Dan M. Spengler

Dr. Jeffrey Lance Sperring

Dr. David Jonathan Stallard Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. William W. Stead

Dr. and Mrs. Robert W. Steele

Dr. and Mrs. Robert S. Stempfel Jr.

Dr. Harry C. Stephenson

Dr. and Mrs. Paul Sternberg Jr.

Dr. Phillip Craig Stites

Dr. Gerald E. Stone

Dr. William P. Stone Jr.

Mr. and Mrs. Jack F. Stringham II

Dr. and Mrs. Gary B. Strong

Dr. and Mrs. Timothy D. Stryker

Dr. and Mrs. David S. Taber

Drs. William Gordon and Anna Butters Tanner

Mr. and Mrs. Thomas L. Tarvin

Dr. Mary B. Taylor and Mr. Michael Taylor

Dr. and Mrs. Cooper L. Terry

Dr. Paul E. Teschan

Dr. and Mrs. David L. Tharpe

Dr. William F. Thistlethwaite

Dr. and Mrs. E. Dewey Thomas

Dr. James W. Thomas and Dr. Geraldine Miller

Dr. Justin W. Thomas

Dr. John B. Thomison

Dr. James David Thurston

Dr. and Mrs. W. Phillips Tinkler

Drs. Robert E. and Sara M. Tonsing

Dr. and Mrs. Alexander S. Townes

Dr. and Mrs. J. Douglas Trapp

Dr. Marc Tressler

Dr. and Mrs. David E. Tribble

Mr. and Mrs. King-Mon Tu

Dr. John B. Turner

Dr. Walker M. Turner Jr.

Dr. Alan Philip Tuttle II

Mr. Douglas S. Twells and Mrs. Annette L. Twells

Dr. William L. Underwood

Dr. Jan van Eys

Dr. Thomas V. Vandergast

Dr. Marvin H. Vickers Jr.

Dr. Nicholas A. Viner

Dr. and Mrs. William B. Wadlington

Mr. and Mrs. J. Richard Wagers Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Waltz

Mrs. Wilma Ward

Drs. Thomas H. and Sally Thomas Wareing

Dr. and Mrs. Harrison Frederick Warner

Dr. Bradford Waters

Dr. W. Bedford Waters

Dr. and Mrs. Horace E. Watson

Ms. Mary Diane Watson

Mr. and Mrs. James A. Webb

Dr. and Mrs. Lynn E. Webb

Dr. John Herbert Wehner

Dr. Peter A. Weil

Dr. and Mrs. Daniel L. Weiner

Dr. and Mrs. Matthew B. Weinger

Dr. and Mrs. Michael Bruce Wert

Dr. and Mrs. John Robert Werther

Dr. and Mrs. John Thomas West

Dr. Linton B. West Jr.

Drs. Andrew Austin and Kristin Carr Nyweide White

Dr. and Mrs. C. Courtney Whitlock Jr.

Dr. Caren Elizabeth Gaines Wilkie

Dr. R. Bertram Williams Jr.

Dr. Thomas H. Williams Jr.

Dr. Morgan J. Wills

Dr. Daniel K. Winstead

Dr. Robert Harold Wise Jr.

Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence K. Wolfe

Dr. Michael S. Wolfe

Dr. Glenn Stewart Wolfson

Dr. Thomas Allen Woodward

Dr. and Mrs. Kevin S. Woolley

Dr. and Mrs. Claude H. Workman

Dr. and Mrs. John A. Worrell

Dr. Keith D. Wrenn

Drs. George D. and Ellen Payne Wright

Drs. Stephen J. and Anna Trihas Yallourakis

Dr. and Mrs. W. Murray Yarbrough

Dr. Yajun Yi

Dr. and Mrs. Carl W. Zimmerman

Dr. Charles R. Zirkle