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Farewell Party for Dr. Neil Powe, March 31, 2009

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                           As usual, a beautiful buffet awaits the throng of partygoers
     
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                               A very special cake for a send-off to San Francisco

     
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             Displayed on the wall were pages of favorite recipes and other remembrances that Dr.
             Powe's trainees prepared, to be gathered into a scrapbook for him to take with him.
      
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                          Another wall displayed photographs taken by Dr. Mimi Huizinga of Dr. Powe's 
                                    neighborhood in Baltimore, for another chapter of the scrapbook.
       
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                                           Dr. Powe accepts congratulations from colleagues

     
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         Welch Center trainees Nrupen Bhavsar, Tanjala Purnell, Audrey Chu, and Andy Menke
     
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                              Dr. Alvaro Munoz shows Dr. Liz Selvin and Dr. Jeanne Clark
                              the size of the piece of cake he's looking forward to enjoying.
     
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                                                               Lots of conviviality!
      
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                           Michelle Moody laughs as Greg Thornton "shoots" the "shooter"
     
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                        Drs. Raquel Charles, Rita Kalyani, Deidra Crews, and Nisa Maruthur
     
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                              Joy Mays, Erica Brown, and Joy Bolden enjoy the festivities
     
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                                                 Sandy Jaranyi and Dr. Hunter Young
     
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                                                Dr. Brad Astor and Dr. Pete Miller
      
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                                                    There was no shortage of attendees
     
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                                                  Dr. Liz Selvin and Dr. Jeanne Clark
     
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                                Dr. Felicia Hill-Briggs, Dr. Sherita Golden, and Dr. Ebony Boulware
     
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                                Dr. Susan Furth, Dr. Fred Brancati, and Dr. Ana Navas-Acien

            
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                                Dr. Pete Miller prepares the media for the coming presentations

      
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                                    Dr. Fred Brancati opens the presentations honoring Dr. Powe.
                                     Note the box of tissues provided for speakers at the podium.

     
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        Kit Carson and Dr. Deidra Crews listen to speakers express their appreciation for Dr. Powe.
      
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       Dr. Miller devises a clever formula to calculate the time of Dr. Powe's arrival at any meeting.
      Factors include such considerations as being stopped for consultation in the hallway, taking
      a phone call from a daughter, and finding a vending machine with a favorite soft drink!

     
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                           Dr. Susan Furth delivers her wonderful reworking of Lewis Carroll's
                       "The Walrus and the Carpenter" into "The Welch Center and the Director"

     
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                           The assembled guests are moved by the many tributes to Dr. Powe

     
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                                    Dr. Deidra Crews offers her tribute to Dr. Powe
     
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                                 Dr. Powe listens to all the praise . . . a bit uncomfortably?
     
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                                                Patricia Bayton and Senior Scientist Nancy Fink
     
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                                             Dr. Powe gives Ms. Fink a hug
     
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                                  Dr. Brancati speaks of his departing colleague, Dr. Powe,
                                    while displaying a slide show of his own composition

     
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                              Dr. Powe takes the podium to thank his colleagues and friends
     
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                              Dr. Rosa Crum and Dr. Josef Coresh listen to the presentations
      
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              Drs. Saman Nazarian, Carol Heiser, Brian Gibbs, and Jeremy Sugarman look on
          
     
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                                    Just outside the conference room, it's time for an unveiling
     
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     Dr. Brancati reveals a portrait and statement about Dr. Powe's Directorship of the Welch Center
     at the entrance to the large Welch Center Conference Room where Grand Rounds are held. . . .
     
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                         . . . And, the conference room is renamed the Powe Room
     
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                   Dr. Powe receives congratulations from Dr. Sherita Hill and Dr. John Flynn
     
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                               Drs. Jeremy Sugarman, Steven Goodman, and Fred Brancati
     
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                             Dr. Jennifer Dodson talks with Drs. Jodi Segal and Albert Wu
     
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                                              Dr. Gerard Anderson chats with Dr. Powe
     
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                               Drs. Brent Perry, Lawrence Appel, Pete Miller and John Flynn

     
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                     Dr. Mariana Lazo, Dr. Ana Navas-Acien, Audrey Chu and Tanjala Purcell

     
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Current and former trainees, Dr. Stephen Sozio, Dr. Anand Narayan, LaPrincess Brewer, and Roger Ho

     
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                                               Dr. Powe chats with Dr. Sherita Hill
     
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                                         Dr. Brent Perry and Dr. Joseph Cofrancesco
     
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                                Dr. Brian Gibbs, associate dean for diversity and cultural
                               competence, chats with the Welch Center's Dr. Lisa Cooper.
     
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                      Welch Center trainees Tanjala Purnell, Audrey Chu, and Andy Menke
     
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            Dr. Powe talks with well-wishers while his smiling picture fills the projection screen
     
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                                                 Dr. Powe with Dr. Franklin Adkinson
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          Dr. Brad Astor, Dr. Rosa Crum, and Vice Dean for Clinical Investigation, Dr. Dan Ford
     
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                              Dr. Powe with grateful trainees Roger Ho and LaPrincess Brewer
     
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                                    Dr. Carol Heiser, Noelia Cantu, and Dr. Susan Furth
     
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                                 Dr. Elizabeth Hill and Greg Thornton in front of a wall 
                                 decorated with pictures of Dr. Powe and of Baltimore
     
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             What plan do you suppose Dr. Josef Coresh and Nancy Fink just cooked up?
          
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                          Dr. Dorry Segev gives a practical demonstration of his surgical skills
     
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                                                Dr. Powe with Dr. Donald Steinwachs
     
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                                         Dr. Mimi Huizinga, physician and photographer
     
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                   Drs. Donald Steinwachs, Neil Powe, Joseph Cofrancesco, and Madhav Goyal
     
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                              Dr. Alvaro Munoz chats with Dr. Mariana Lazo and Audrey Chu 
          
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                                                     Dr. Lawrence Appel with Dr. Powe
     
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                                                         Dr. Powe with Areh Howell
     
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                                             Dr. Powe with Michelle Moody and Noelia Cantu
     
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                                             Drs. Albert Wu, Neil Powe, and Alvaro Munoz
     
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                                         Drs. Albert Wu, Neil Powe, and Fred Brancati
     



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