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A special thank you from the talented students, faculty and staff of IU School of Medicine.

Gathering of Friends


View the video for an update on the 2020 Gathering of Friends and a special thank you from our students, faculty and staff at IU School of Medicine. 

A Message from Dean Jay L. Hess

Each year, IU School of Medicine brings together its most generous supporters for a memorable evening to express its gratitude: our Gathering of Friends.

Typically, you would have received an invitation at this time—and my wife, Robin, and I would look forward to hosting you for dinner and illustrating how your contribution helps prepare healers and transform health.

Unfortunately, the ongoing pandemic rules out such an event. The public’s health comes first, and all of us at IU School of Medicine want to preserve yours.

So, while we cannot come together this fall, we have a simple message for you: We value your friendship.

We’ve enlisted the talents of our students, faculty, and staff to share our appreciation with the video above.

Please enjoy, stay safe, and most of all, thank you for being a friend.


Jay L. Hess
Dean, IU School of Medicine