October 4 – 6, 2018, The UF Department of Urology and the UroGators hosted the 5th Annual David M. Drylie Visiting Professor Events with Dr. Stephen Nakada, Chairman, Department of Urology, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, as the guest lecturer.
The permanently endowed Visiting Professorship was established through the generosity of our alumni organization, the UroGators. A visiting professorship adds valuable prestige to our institution. It enhances national visibility and is integral to the success of a top-tier program. It is part of the legacy that is UF Urology and the UroGators.
The resident centric event began on Thursday, 10/4 with our UF Urology Residents hosting a dinner for Dr. Nakada at Leonardo’s 706. Great food, conversation and bi-directional learning took place in a relaxed atmosphere.
On Friday, 10/5, Dr. Nakada shared updates and insights with faculty and residents on management of the stone patient. Our residents and researchers presented case studies and valued his feedback and contributions. One of our residents remarked, “Thank you so much for bringing Dr. Nakada. The way he thinks and how he challenges us to think differently is so motivating. He is amazing”. It was truly a time of learning and motivation.
Dr. Nakada’s Visiting Professor Lecture on “Urolithiasis 2018: What Matters, What Doesn’t” was held in the Harrell Medical Building South Learning Studio on Friday afternoon at 5:00 pm, and welcomed faculty, residents, alumni and guests including faculty from within the medical center.
The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention was the venue for the Friday night event to celebrate 60 years of Urology at the University of Florida. UroGators, including our first graduating resident Dr. Elliot Klorfein, were welcomed to an evening of great music, food and memories. Seeing UroGators of all decades getting to know one another, speaking and sharing memories made it a most special night.
Saturday, 10/6 was our annual UroGators Alumni Society Tailgate held on the North Lawn of the Reitz Union. We welcomed back recent graduates, guests, family and a host of friends. A win by the Gators topped off a special weekend.
These events would not have been successful without the attendance of so many of our recent graduates and alumni. We appreciate you and thank you for coming…and look forward to seeing you again soon. Special thanks goes out to Ronda Patton for her tireless efforts to coordinate this special event.