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[VIRTUAL] Yale SOM NYC Chapter Alumni Award Ceremony

November 18, 2020, 6:00 pm–7:00 pm EST

Yale School of Management alumni and guests are invited to attend the Virtual Yale SOM New York City Chapter Alumni Award Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday, November 18.
Participants will be gathering to honor Dr. Howard P. Forman M.D., M.B.A., as the 2020 recipient of the Leadership in Business and Society Award. Dr. Forman will accept this year’s award on behalf of all frontline healthcare workers who have and continue to work tirelessly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Forman will be joined by SOM alumni working in healthcare and who are directly addressing the pandemic including Dr. Emmanuel C. Ohuabunwa '17 M.D., '17 M.B.A., at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Hiromi Yoshida '06 B.S., '11 M.B.A., '11 M.D., at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Dr. Mallika Mendu '09 M.D., '09 M.B.A. at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Forman will ask them to reflect upon their experiences and share lessons learned. What do they wish had worked differently? Where do we go from here?


Video Submission:

2020 has been an unprecedented year and we want to come together as a community to reflect on our experiences since March. Alumni are invited to record and submit a short (1 min) video recording responding to one of following questions to be included in a montage that will be played during the event:

  • How did the pandemic change the way you work? Live? Social networks?
  • Are there any unusual or outstanding experiences you would want to share?
  • What have you learned during this pandemic? About yourself? A new skill or talent? Your priorities?
  • Are there highlights or moments of levity that you experienced during this challenging time? How did you make the most of this situation?
  • Is there a message you want to share with the SOM Community?
  • Are there any SOM alumni that you want to be remembered? Please share a story.  
  • Send a message of thanks to a first responder you know.

Once your video is complete please drag and drop your file into this folder:

By uploading your recording, you are permitting the university to use, edit, and share the recording during the Yale School of Management’s virtual NYC Chapter Alumni Award Ceremony on 11/18/20, and on university websites. Please let us know if you have any questions. 

Helpful recording tips:

  • Record in a quiet location without a lot of background noise
  • Ensure that you are not recording in a dark location. Position yourself so sunlight or bright lighting is directed at you (not from behind)
  • Wear solid colors
  • Have the camera positioned so that it is steady and not moving around
  • Upload your video at highest resolution possible; HD is preferred

Happy Hour Box

Alumni are also invited to support Welcome to Chinatown by purchasing a Happy Hour Box to enjoy during the event. Alumni purchasing a Happy Hour Box to enjoy during the event will need to order by November 12th to ensure their box will arrive in time for event.


Dr. Mallika Mendu '09 M.D., '09 M.B.A.
Medical Director of Quality and Patient Safety
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Partners Center for Population Health
Boston, MA

Dr. Emmanuel C. Ohuabunwa '17 M.D., '17 M.B.A.
Resident, Emergency Medicine
Yale School of Medicine 

New Haven, CT

Dr. Hiromi Yoshida '06 B.S., '11 M.B.A., '11 M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, WA