Marshall medical alumni celebrate ‘Milestones and Memories’ homecoming with events

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HUNTINGTON, WV – Alumni of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine gather in Huntington today and Saturday for the 26th annual alumni weekend.
  Today’s events include continuing medical education sessions featuring the Dr. Tara and Indu Wable Sharma Annual Memorial Lecture with keynote speaker Henri J. Roca III, M.D., beginning at 2:15 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Harless Auditorium at the Marshall University Medical Center.   Roca is the medical director at Greenwich Hospital Center for Integrative Medicine and a medical school professor at both Louisiana State University and Yale.   Roca graduated from medical school at LSU and completed residency training at Marshall.   The day rounds out with an alumni banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Don Morris Room of the Marshall University Memorial Student Center on the Huntington campus where Sen. Ron Stollings, M.D., Class of 1982, will be recognized as the 2012 Distinguished Alumnus.   Stollings is board-certified in internal medicine and has a private practice in Madison.   He has served West Virginians as a state senator in the West Virginia Legislature since 2006 and is chairman of the Senate Health and Human Resources committee.   He is a former member of the Higher Education Policy Commission and past president of the West Virginia Medical Association.   Additional weekend activities include a Saturday morning meet and greet with Dr. Joseph I. Shapiro, dean of the School of Medicine, and a tailgate prior to the 7 p.m. game against Western Carolina. The meet and green starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Marshall University Medical Center, and the tailgate begins at 4:30 p.m. on the field behind the Robert “Bobby” L. Pruett Training Complex on Third Avenue.   Classes celebrating with reunions this year are the Class of 1982, Class of 1987, Class of 1992, Class of 1997, Class of 2002 and the Class of 2007