Fourth Annual White Coat Gala


stories_2012-11-gala1.jpgSave the date! Greater Hartford's signature event of the spring is coming up on April 20, 2013.

Fourth Annual White Coat Gala
Celebrating Connecticut’s Own
A Benefit for the UConn Health Center
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Connecticut Convention Center, Hartford



6:00 p.m. VIP Reception 
6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception & Silent Auction 
7:30 p.m. Dinner, followed by Award Presentation, Live Auction and Dancing 



Joe D’Ambrosio, the Voice of the Huskies

Title Sponsors

Richard and Jane Lublin


Carole and Ray Neag Medal of Honor

The Neag Medal of Honor is awarded to outstanding individuals who have made significant contributions to medicine. Recipients of this prestigious award are selected based on their legacies in treatment, education, public outreach or philanthropy.

2013 Honorees

The Chase Family

The Chase family has left an indelible mark at the UConn Health Center through their philanthropy. David and Rhoda Chase together with their children Cheryl, and her husband Stuart Bear, and Arnold, and his wife Sandra Chase, have generously supported research and patient care programs. Patients and their loved ones have benefited enormously from major gifts to establish the Chase Family Skeletal Biology Fund and the Chase Family Chair in Juvenile Diabetes. The Chases also support many areas across the UConn Health Center such as the Department of Dermatology, the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and cancer research—including the ovarian, breast, renal, melanoma and children’s cancer programs.  

Thomas D. Taylor, DDS

Dr. Taylor is professor and head of the Department of Reconstructive Sciences at the School of Dental Medicine. He is an internationally respected leader in prosthodontics and maxillofacial prosthetics. After earning a BS and DDS from the University of Iowa and an MSD from the University of Minnesota, Dr. Taylor did residencies at the Mayo Clinic and Walter Reed Army Medical Center and fellowships at the Academy of Prosthodontics, American College of Prosthodontists and the International Team for Implantology. Dr. Taylor has served as executive director of the American Board of Prosthondontics since 2001. Among several honors, Dr. Taylor was the first US member elected to the International Team for Oral Implantology in 1992 and served as the first non-European president in 2001.

Posthumous Honor
Richard A. Garibaldi, MD

The UConn Health Center is posthumously honoring Dr. Garibaldi, who is remembered for his dedication to medicine and his profound effect on the UConn Health Center over 28 years as a clinician, scientist and educator. Throughout his career, Dr. Garibaldi was first and foremost a clinician who always made time for his patients. His reputation as a skilled clinician made him the primary care physician for faculty, hospital staff members and so many more. His stature as a medical educator was reflected in his many teaching awards from the Internal Medicine Residency Program and the recent dedication of the Richard A. Garibaldi Humanitarianism in Medicine Award by the UConn School of Medicine. Dr. Garibaldi left an indelible mark on the University of Connecticut Health Center and the region’s medical community.


Past Neag Medal Recipients

2012 Peter Deckers, MD
2012 Barbara E. Kream, PhD
2012 John W. Rowe, MD
2011 Jim Calhoun
2011 Marja M. Hurley, MD
2011 Ravindra Nanda, MDS, PhD
2010 Lawrence G. Raisz, MD



The Connecticut Convention Center 
100 Columbus Boulevard
Hartford, CT 06103 


Black Tie 


Live and Silent Auctions, and Music by Face Value

Ticket Prices: 

$500 per person includes VIP Reception
$275 per person

Discounted transportation to the White Coat gala provided by:


For more information, please call (860) 828-9111 and ask for the special rate for the “UConn Foundation White Coat Gala”

Sponsorship Information


To support the UConn Health Center, please contact the UConn Foundation's development department.

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