UCLA CHANCELLOR GENE D. BLOCK attended the 2009 UCLA Medical Alumni & Aesculapians Awards Banquet held February 6, 2009, at the Susan G. Covel and Mitchel D. Covel, M.D., Commons. Mark Morocco, M.D., hosted the event. The evening celebrated the accomplishments of James B. Atkinson, M.D. (The Dean’s Award), Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., (MAA Medical Science Award), Lawrence W. Bassett, M.D., F.A.C.R. (MAA Professional Achievement Award), Dean C. Norman, M.D. ’76 (MAA Distinguished Service Award) and Gerald S. Levey, M.D., vice chancellor for UCLA Medical Sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (MAA Award of Extraordinary Merit).