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2020 Archive

Celebration of Medical Education • Held Online • Nov. 21, 2020

Third Annual Celebration of Medical Education - Nov. 21, 2020

Thanks to everyone who attended the UCR School of Medicine's third annual Celebration of Medical Education on November 21, 2020. Proceeds from the event raised funds that support our Mission Award scholarship program.

The celebration featured fabulous musical performances by UCR undergraduate Karen Keonorasak '23 and musicology Ph.D. student Bob Bozonelos, a short video about the Mission Scholarship program, and a speech by medical student Marlene Alfaro '21 about the significance of the award. Our guests also had the opportunity to chat with our medical students to hear about their medical education experiences. A highlight video can be seen on our gala archive, and the full Mission Scholarship video is below.

We hope you will plan to join us for our 2021 event on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. For more information, or do make a donation to the Mission Award scholarship program, please email

Mission Scholarship Video

Watch the full Mission Scholarship Video below

Thanks to our Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for partnering with us to make the gala a success!

Silver Sponsors

  • Dr. Thomas Haider and Mrs. Salma Haider
  • William R. and S. Sue Johnson

Bronze Sponsors

  • Freddy and Anita Alamshaw
  • Susan and Edward Burt
  • Vice Chancellor Deborah Deas  and Bill Milligan
  • Dr. Mark Glassy and Donna Glassy
  • AIDS Healthcare Foundation


  • Dr. Gerald and Joanne Maguire
  • Mark Rubin and Pam Rubin
  • Dr. Brigham C. Willis
  • Kaiser Permanente