Howard Receives Soule Award, Medical Reunion Classes Donate $600,000
- By Jennifer Nachbur
The University of Vermont College of Medicine's 2014 Reunion, which included members from the classes of 1949 through 2009, concluded on Sunday, June 8, 2014. Just over $600,000 was raised by all the Reunion classes and presented to UVM College of Medicine Dean Frederick C. Morin III, M.D., at the June 6 “Celebration of Achievements – Legends and Leaders” event hosted by the Medical Alumni Association (MAA) in the in the Davis Auditorium. Among those recognized at the event were the Golden Reunion Class of 1964 and Charles B. Howard, M.D.’69, who received the MAA's top honor - the A. Bradley Soule Award.
Howard is a retired radiologist, president and CEO of Princeton Radiology Associates (PRA) in Princeton, N.J. He was greatly influenced by A. Bradley Soule, M.D., for whom the award is named, and the UVM Radiology Department while a UVM College of Medicine student. After internship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, he continued on in radiology at Walter Reed, where in 1972 he was appointed chief resident. In 1974 he was chief of radiology at Kimbrough Hospital in Odenton, Md. In 1976, he joined Princeton Radiology Associates, and then in 1980, was elected president and managing partner of PRA, a position he held until 2009. During his tenure, he transformed PRA from a solely hospital-based practice to a primarily non-hospital based (independent) practice by building some of New Jersey’s largest outpatient facilities, providing both diagnostic and therapeutic radiology services. From 1994 to 2006, he served on the college’s Medical Alumni Executive Committee (MAEC), becoming president from 2004 to 2006. During his membership on the MAEC, he and his wife created the Charles & Edith Howard Medical Alumni Association Challenge Scholarship. All four of his children attended either undergraduate and/or medical school at UVM.
The weekend's reunion-related activity also included a “Women Leaders in Medicine” panel discussion on June 6, which featured several 2014 Medical Alumni Association Alumni Award recipients, including Judy Baumhauer, M.D.’89; Rachel DiSanto, M.D.’04; and Christa Zehle, M.D.’99; tours of the College, Fletcher Allen Health Care, and the UVM/Fletcher Allen Clinical Simulation Lab on June 6 and 7; special class lunches; and educational sessions.
View a full schedule of Medical Reunion events here.