Emory Alumni go Back to Class

Current issues, Emory research, and medical advancements were the topics of the day at Back to Class South Florida

By Michelle Valigursky

On Saturday, January 24, the Emory Alumni Association hosted “Back to Class: South Florida” at the Westin Colonnade Hotel in Coral Gables. The program featured five faculty members sharing expertise on diverse subjects including Ebola, quarantine, infant communication, and the history of Oxford College and Emory.  

The day-long program featured Joe Moon, dean of campus life at Oxford College, Ashley Darcy-Mahoney, assistant professor at Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Jeannette Guarner 87MR 89FM, professor of pathology and laboratory medicine for the school of medicine, Carlos del Rio 86MR 88FM, chair of the department of global health at Rollins School of Public Health, Polly Price 86C 86G, professor of the law school, and Diogo Anyigbo 10C 15M 15PH. Following the sessions, alumni and guests enjoyed a cocktail reception with Dean Ajay Nair, senior vice president and dean of campus life.

Evan Berger 05B, business litigation attorney and president of the Emory Alumni Miami Chapter, participated along with 55 other alumni and friends. “Back to Class allowed Emory’s South Florida alumni the opportunity to learn more about current medical, economic, legal, and social issues from current Emory faculty who are world-renowned experts in these fields,” Berger said. “Everyone in attendance enjoyed this educational day and left Back to Class with a better understanding of these important issues.”

Throughout the day, Emory Alumni Association Social Media Director Tania Dowdy 08Ox 10C captured highlights on the program on Twitter. To view the full Storify of the day’s events, please visit here.

Would you like to learn more about future Back to Class sessions and other Emory in Your City signature programs? Please visit www.alumni.emory.edu/calendar for more information. 

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Michelle Valigursky