The Chase Family, Dr. Thomas D. Taylor and the late Dr. Richard A. Garibaldi will be honored at the UConn Health Center’s 4th Annual White Coat Gala on April 20 2013, where they will receive the Carole and Ray Neag Medal of Honor.
The awards gala, held at the Connecticut Convention Center, honors recipients who are selected based on their legacies in treatment, education, public service or philanthropy. The 2013 recipients are:
David and Rhoda Chase together with their children Cheryl Chase, and her husband Stuart Bear, and Arnold Chase, and his wife Sandra Chase, have generously supported research and patient care, including the Chase Family Skeletal Biology Fund and the Chase Family Chair in Juvenile Diabetes. The Chases support many areas across the UConn Health Center such as the Department of Dermatology, the NICU and cancer research.
Dr. Taylor is an internationally respected leader in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics. He has served as executive director of the American Board of Prosthodontics since 2001. Dr. Taylor was the first US member elected to the International Team for Oral Implantology in 1992 and served as the first non-European president in 2001.
UConn is posthumously honoring Dr. Garibaldi, who is remembered for his dedication to medicine and his profound effect on the UConn Health Center over 28 years as a clinician, scientist and educator. He helped shape academic medicine through leadership positions at the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Internal Medicine and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
Go to giving.uchc.edu for information.