Dr. Catherine Spong, M.D., ’91
Professor & Paul C. MacDonald Distinguished Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
AOA Annual Lectureship
Leveraging the Near to Create the Opportunities
Thursday, May 11, 2023
School of Medicine Theater B
Dr. Spong holds membership with the following organizations:
- American Gynecologic and Obstetric Society
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- American Medical Association
- Society for Neuroscience
- Society for Gynecologic Investigation
- Perinatal Research Society
- Society of Maternal Fetal Medicine
- Bellevue Obstetrical and Gynecological Society
- Council of University Chairs of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics
Theater A or Livestream: med.umkc.edu/TakeWing
The E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Award is the School of Medicine’s annual honor given to a graduate who has demonstrated excellence in his or her chosen field and exceeded the expectations of peers in the practice of medicine, academic medicine or research. Personal achievements and community or public service are also considered for the award, which is presented during graduation week.
The Take Wing winner receives an engraved Take Wing statue and round-trip paid transportation and expenses to Kansas City to accept the award. The winner also presents the E. Grey Dimond, M.D., Take Wing Lecture and makes a brief speech to that year’s graduating class during commencement ceremonies.
May 12, 2023 – UMKC School of Medicine Hooding Ceremony
Time/Location: – 4:00PM – 6:00PM
Swinney Recreation Center
5030 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110
(for directions, please Click Here)
May 13, 2023 – UMKC Spring Commencement Ceremony
Time/Location: – 5:00PM – 7:00PM
1407 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106
(for schedule, registration, and more information, please Click Here)
Friday, May 19
Individual Class Gatherings
On your own – organized by individual classes
Saturday, May 20
School of Medicine Tour, 2:00 p.m.
Relive fond memories. Have a look at what we’re doing now.
All Class Dinner & Celebration, 6:00 p.m.
Gather for dinner and celebration at the Crossroads Hotel, 2101 Central Street, KCMO 64108
$100 per person