Alumni

Alumna Named UConn Dental Dean

Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S.
Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S., Class of 1991, M.P.H., Ph.D., assumed the role of dean at the University of Connecticut’s School of Dental Medicine in 2018.

UConn Dental Dean Sharon M. Gordon, D.D.S. Class of 1991, M.P.H., Ph.D., attained her passion for research at the School of Dentistry.

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Alumni Volunteers Teaching Students

Karen Wuertz, D.D.S., Alex Dougherty, and Bill Rose, D.D.S.
Karen Wuertz, D.D.S. Class of 1992 (from left); Alex Dougherty, fourth-year dental student; Bill Rose, D.D.S., director of the Predoctoral Division, and Marwan Fattouhi, D.D.S. Class of 2018, discuss a patient’s treatment in the general practice clinic.

From just months to many years after graduating, alumni of the School of Dentistry return as volunteers to teach the next generation of dental professionals.

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Giving Back to School

Selina Fuentes, D.D.S.
Alumna Selina Fuentes, D.D.S. Class of 2018, gives back to the school by meeting with individual and groups of students.

Recent graduate Selina Fuentes, D.D.S., is giving back by donating her time to speak to individual and groups of students about her experiences.

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Alumni News

Learn about professional achievements by alumni from all five decades of the dental school.

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All in The Family

Daniel K. Miller, D.D.S., Dakota Miller, Cheyenne Miller, first-year dental student Diane Miller.
Daniel K. Miller, D.D.S. Class of 1994 (from left), attends the reception with daughters, Dakota Miller, third-year dental student, and Cheyenne Miller, first-year dental student, and wife Diane Miller.

First-year dental students and family members who are alumni of the School of Dentistry were honored at a Legacy Meet and Greet reception.

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Family Legacy: A Story Held by Three Generations

At the school’s 2017 graduation, Jim L. Story (from left), M.D., founding faculty member; granddaughter Heidi Held McDonald, M.D., Class of 2017; daughter Kristin Story Held, M.D., Class of 1985; and granddaughter Holly Held Volz, M.D., Class of 2014, celebrate three generations and three graduations at the Long School of Medicine.
At the school’s 2017 graduation, Jim L. Story (from left), M.D., founding faculty member; granddaughter Heidi Held McDonald, M.D., Class of 2017; daughter Kristin Story Held, M.D., Class of 1985; and granddaughter Holly Held Volz, M.D., Class of 2014, celebrate three generations and three graduations at the Long School of Medicine.

Jim L. Story, M.D., dedicated 29 years to the Long School of Medicine. His family’s ties to the school continued with the graduation of his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters.

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Family Legacy: Beckers Share Love of Medicine

(From left) Joseph R. Becker, M.D., and wife Emily Kaufmann Becker, M.D., both Class of 2005, join his parents Bunny Becker and Richard A. Becker, M.D., FACP, Class of 1971, at the President’s Gala in 2017.
(From left) Joseph R. Becker, M.D., and wife Emily Kaufmann Becker, M.D., both Class of 2005, join his parents Bunny Becker and Richard A. Becker, M.D., FACP, Class of 1971, at the President’s Gala in 2017.

The Becker family has two generations and three graduates of the Long School of Medicine. Father, son and daughter-in-law have all shared their expertise teaching at the medical school.

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Record-Breaking Matching Class Graduates

Katie Corkill graduating with the Class of 2018
Katie Corkill graduating with the Class of 2018

This year’s commencement ceremony featured 206 students who broke the school’s matching record with 99 percent securing residency positions.

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Anniversary Celebrated by Founding Faculty, Alumni

Photo of Founding faculty
Founding faculty: (sitting) Elliot Weser, M.D.; Waid Rogers, M.D., Ph.D.; (back row) Anatolio Cruz, M.D.; Marvin Forland, M.D.; Robert Persellin, M.D.; Norman Wulfsohn, M.D.; Jim Story, M.D.

Founding faculty, distinguished alumni and graduates celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Long School of Medicine at a reception before the 2018 President’s Gala.

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Brennan Named 2018 Distinguished Alumnus

Michael W. Brennan, M.D., and wife Helen (far left) with their children and grandchildren at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.
Michael W. Brennan, M.D., and wife Helen (far left) with their children and grandchildren at Mount Rushmore National Memorial.

Michael W. Brennan was named the 2018 Distinguished Alumnus. The retired ophthalmologist is dedicated to community and global professional service.

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Realini Honored as 2017 Distinguished Alumna

Ruth Berggren (left), M.D., director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, presents the 2017 alumna award to Janet P. Realini, M.D., M.P.H.
Ruth Berggren (left), M.D., director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics, presents the 2017 alumna award to Janet P. Realini, M.D., M.P.H.

Janet Realini, M.D., M.P.H., a resident in family and community medicine from 1975 to 1978, received the award for her work to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancies.

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Award Winners Recognized for Accomplishments by School

Distinguished Alumni Honorees

The Long School of Medicine annually honors a graduate who has demonstrated the highest principles and has made outstanding contributions to medicine and society.

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