Thrive | April 24, 2020
Mark your calendars for a day of celebration with fellow Friedman School alumni at Thrive
What is Thrive?
Thrive is a day of learning, celebrating, and connecting with members of the Friedman School community. Our fresh look at reunion will combine continued learning and networking with an opportunity to reconnect with friends.
For the first time, the Friedman School Alumni Association will host the Thrive Alumni Dinner to recognize specific class years for hitting post-graduation milestones. Alumni who graduated from the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy with a class year ending in 0 or 5 will be celebrated at Thrive 2020. All alumni, regardless of class year, are welcome and encouraged to join the celebration in Boston.
Thrive begins with the Gershoff Symposium: “The Power of your Gut (Microbiome): More Than a Feeling.” At the Alumni Awards ceremony we will honor three of our remarkable Friedman School graduates. The celebration continues at a private alumni dinner held at Serafina. You can find additional details below, but stay tuned for more information!
Friday, April 24th | 1:30 - 4:00 PM
Stanley N. Gershoff Symposium & Alumni Awards Ceremony
Jaharis Behrakis Auditorium
J Philip Karl, PhD, Rd
US Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Aspen T. Reese, PhD
Microbial Ecologist/Junior Fellow
Harvard Society of Fellow
Scott Olsen, PhD
2020 Alumni Association Awards Recipients
Excellence in Nutrition: Patricia Kearney N78, AG81
Leah Horowitz Award: Corey O'Hara F08, N08, NG19
Rising Star Award: Lauren Au NG13
Who can attend Thrive?
The Gershoff Symposium, Alumni Awards Ceremony, and Reception are open to all members of the Friedman School community, including alumni and friends. The Thrive Alumni Dinner is open to all alumni regardless of class year.
When do you celebrate your class?
2020 (2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985)
2021 (2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981)
2022 (2017, 2012, 2007, 2002, 1997, 1992, 1987, 1982)
2023 (2018, 2013, 2008, 2003, 1998, 1993, 1988, 1983)
2024 (2019, 2014, 2009, 2004, 1999, 1994, 1989, 1984)
2025 (2020, 2015, 2010, 2005, 2000, 1995, 1990, 1985)
When do I celebrate if I have multiple degrees?
If an alumnus/a identifies more closely with a certain degree year, they are welcome to select their preferred year or celebrate multiple degrees with each of their classes.
Is there a fee to attend Thrive?
The Gershoff Symposium, Alumni Awards Ceremony, and Reception are free, but we ask that you please register. Consistent with past reunion events, there is a fee for the alumni dinner of $20.00.
Parking is available at Tufts Medical Center garage at 274 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02111, next to the Arts Center Wang Theatre (formerly the Wang Center). You may find further information on public parking rates here.
More information to come. Event attendees are eligible to receive a discounted rate at the following hotels. All reservations are first-come, first-served. Mention the group name to secure the rate. Please contact the hotel directly with any questions.