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RUSH University All Alumni Weekend 2022

As part of RUSH University’s 50th anniversary, we are celebrating all RUSH University alumni. Join us for a weekend-long celebration, connect with RUSH University leaders and fellow alumni, current and former faculty, students, staff and friends, celebrate the history of University's exciting vision for the future.

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All Alumni Weekend 2022 Schedule

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Golden Lamp Society Lunch and Reception (Room 500 Lounge and Main Dining Room): Celebrating members of the Golden Lamp Society and their support of the College of Nursing.

4-5 p.m.: Benjamin Rush Society Reception (University Club of Chicago): Celebrating members of the Benjamin Rush Society and their support of RUSH Medical College, including special recognition of Randy Epstein, MD, Benjamin Rush Society Chairperson 2013-2021.

5- 7 p.m.: College of Health Sciences Welcome Reception (Pompei Restaurant): Join fellow alumni, and College of Health Sciences program directors for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and an evening of reconnecting.

5- 7 p.m.: College of Nursing Welcome Reception (Hyatt House Chicago - Medical/University District): Join fellow alumni, Dean Christine Kennedy, RN, PhD, FAAN, John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of RUSH University College of Nursing, and College of Nursing faculty for a reception honoring 2020, 2021 and 2022 College of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Awards and Excellence in Practice Award recipients.

    • 2022 Excellence in Practice Award – Alexandra S. Sontag, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNL
    • 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award – Steven J. Brockman-Weber, DNP, RN, MS(HSA), NEA-BC, FACHE
    • 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award - Ruth Kleinpell, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM
    • 2021 Excellence in Practice Award - Mary Carol Racelis, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC
    • 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award - Angelique L. Richard, PhD, RN, CENP
    • 2020 Excellence in Practice Award - Susan K. O'Conner-Von, PhD, RN

5- 7 p.m.: Graduate College Welcome Reception: Join fellow alumni, Dean Andrew Bean, PhD, and Graduate College faculty for an evening of celebration, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

5- 7 p.m.: RUSH Medical College and GME Welcome Receptions (University Club of Chicago): All RUSH Medical College and graduate medical education alumni are encouraged to attend a welcome reception and Reunion class-specific parties and connect with faculty at specialty focused tables. Join Interim Dean Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD, and others for an evening of cocktails and hors d'oeuvres.

Faculty Specialty Tables

  • Joanna Turner Bisgrove, MD, Family Medicine
  • Jonathan B. Rubenstein, MD, Opthalmology
  • Steven Gitelis, MD, Orthopedic Oncology 
  • Alfonso Torquati, MD, Surgery
  • Ed Cherullo, MD, Urology
  • Theodore Corbin, MD, Emergency Medicine

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

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9- 10 a.m.: Student-led Campus Tours: More details will be shared shortly. Check back soon.

10:30- 11:45 a.m.: All Alumni Welcome Coffee: Looking Back: Celebrating 50 Years of RUSH University Panel (Room 500 Lounge)

  • Moderator: Larry Goodman, MD, Interim RUSH University president, with panelists to be announced soon.

Noon-1 p.m.: All Alumni Social Luncheon (Room 500 Main Dining Room): Socialize over lunch and reconnect with faculty, alumni and friends between learning sessions.

1:15- 2:15 p.m.: All Alumni Program: Looking Forward: RUSH CEO Update from Dr. Omar Lateef, president and CEO of RUSH University System for Health and RUSH University Medical Center (Room 500 Lounge): Dr. Lateef will share his journey to RUSH University Medical Center and his vision for the future of health care and RUSH.

2:30- 4 p.m.: College of Nursing Breakout ​(Collaborative Learning Hub)

  •  College of Nursing Update from Dean Christine Kennedy, RN, PhD, FAAN, John L. and Helen Kellogg Dean of RUSH University College of Nursing, opening remarks and emcee; Dyad presentations with:
    • Wrenetha Julion, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, CNL, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion
    • Chuka Nestor Emezue, PhD, MPH, MPA, CHES, Assistant Professor
    • Angela Moss, PhD, MSN, APRN-BC, RN, FAAN, Assistant Dean of Faculty Practice
    • Heide Cygan, DNP, RN, Associate Professor
    • Mike Kremer, PhD, CRNA, CHSE, FNAP, FAAN, Professor
    • Lynn Richter, DNP, RN, CCRN, CNL, Assistant Professor

2:30- 4 p.m.: RUSH Medical College Breakout​ (Brainard, Searle Conference Center)

  • RUSH Medical College Updates and RUSH Medical College Alumni Association Annual Meeting: Keynote: Cynthia Brincat, MD, PhD, Interim Dean, RUSH Medical College, will share updates and explain how the college is preparing the next generation of physicians for success.
  • Join us in honoring the recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards and the Campbell Alumni Service Award.
    • Distinguished Alumni Award in Leadership, Service, or Innovation – Larry J. Goodman, MD
    • Distinguished Alumni Award in Clinical Excellence – John Segreti, MD
    • Distinguished Alumni Award in Medical Research and Education – Jamie H. Von Roenn, MD, FASCO
    • Campbell Alumni Service Award – Philip Bonomi, MD

4- 6 p.m.: 50th Anniversary All RUSH Celebratory Reception (Malcolm X College, Conference Halls B and C): All RUSH alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends are invited to the culminating event of the weekend, featuring highlights from the RUSH University archives, RUSH student poster presentations, signature cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and dancing — all to celebrate this 50th-year milestone with the RUSH community.

7 p.m.: SOLD OUT RUSH All Alumni Weekend Group Outing with the Bulls (United Center): Cheer with us this season at the United Center! Join RUSH Alumni for a legendary group outing with the Chicago Bulls. Share the excitement of Bulls basketball and the NBA’s leading entertainment experience as the team takes on the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The schedule is subject to change. Venue information and additional speaker details will be added shortly. In addition, safety-related changes to programming may occur.


Parking & Shuttle Information for Saturday, October 22

Self-parking and valet parking at RUSH University Medical Center will be complimentary. Please speak to staff at the registration desk to request parking validation.

Parking at Malcolm X College will be complimentary for the 50th Anniversary All RUSH Celebratory Reception. Please speak to staff at the registration desk about parking validation.

In addition, shuttle service will be available between RUSH’s Professional Building (1725 W. Harrison St.) and Malcolm X campus (1900 W. Jackson Blvd.) will be provided between 3:45-6 p.m.

RUSH University 50th Anniversary Memory Book

Join members of the RUSH community by participating in the RUSH University 50th Anniversary Memory Book. This digital memory book provides an opportunity to connect with your fellow alumni by sharing photos, information about what you've been up to and memories from your time at RUSH. Click here to participate.

Make Your Alumni Gift

This year we encourage alumni from all the colleges to contribute to priority funds. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and will be combined to directly support RUSH University students and the amazing faculty preparing the next generation of health care leaders. Learn more below about the immediate impact you can have by making a gift to one of our priority funds today.

Make your gift today and learn about our priority funds for each college.

RUSH Medical College:

Donations to the RMC Alumni Student Success Fund help fund tangible tools for students, such as M1 white coats, stethoscopes and textbooks, and provide hands-on learning opportunities, such as summer research fellowships and global health trips, to advance their studies, explore their interests and gain clinical experience.

RUSH University College of Nursing:

Donations to the RUSH Nurses’ Alumni Fund directly benefit current nursing students and the faculty who are actively preparing the next generation of nursing leaders by providing opportunities for education, leadership, research, advocacy, networking and the advancement of evidence-based care.

College of Health Sciences at RUSH University:

Donations to the College of Health Sciences Scholarship provide much-needed financial assistance to the most deserving students across all the college’s programs. Gifts, large and small, are combined to help provide scholarship support to students who otherwise wouldn’t be able to attend RUSH.

Graduate College at RUSH University:

Donations to the RU Graduate College Professional Development Fund provide opportunities for students to enhance their educational and laboratory experiences including thesis and dissertation research, attending conferences and participating in professional development activities.

Please note: Any gift made to RUSH University outside of these priority areas will still count toward overall All Alumni Weekend and reunion giving fundraising goals.

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