AOA Induction Ceremony and Banquet*
Thursday, May 16, 2013 ▪ 6:15 p.m. ▪ Town Point Club
This annual, invitation-only event recognizes the newest members of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
All EVMS-affiliated members of Alpha Omega Alpha, including faculty, alumni, house officers and students are cordially invited to attend with their guests. There will be hors d'oeuvres (6:15 p.m.) followed by a plated dinner (7 p.m.) and program (7:45 p.m.). Business or cocktail attire. Seating is unassigned.
Please contact Joshua Brotman if you are a member of Alpha Omega Alpha and would like to RSVP, or if you have general questions.
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About the Keynote Speaker:
Aaron I. Vinik, MD, PhD, FCP, MACP
Professor of Medicine/Pathology/Neurobiology
Director of Research and Neuroendocrine Unit
Eastern Virginia Medical School
Strelitz Diabetes Center for Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders
Dr. Vinik is a national leader in basic and clinical neuropathy and has pioneered studies on the relationship between neuropathy, autoimmunity, and cell toxicity. His advances in the understanding of neuropathy have resulted in patient treatment referrals from all parts of the United States and many other countries. Recognized as a pioneer and a scholar, Dr. Vinik has authored eight books, one devoted to islet regeneration, 116 book chapters, and has published more than 460 papers in peer-reviewed, highly reputable journals. He has also published more than 400 abstracts and he and the fellows he has trained have presented scientific papers at innumerable national and international meetings. Dr. Vinik received the award for the Virginia Outstanding Scientist by the Science Museum of VA, in 2002 and the Southern Medical Association’s Seale Harris Award in 2003. He received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Research in 1993 and the Dean's Award for Outstanding Faculty in 1999. He was awarded Alpha Omega Alpha in 2004 by students of EVMS. In 2005, he was elected to Mastership of the American College of Physicians. He has been listed amongst the best physicians in USA for the past nine years.
*This event is supported and organized by its respective student group.