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1937 PhD (A&S): LANDRUM B. SHETTLES, MD (Med) '43, of Las Vegas, N.V., writes: "After service in the U.S. Army Medical Corps, an internship under Profs. Eastman and TeLinde, and a five-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology in the Sloane Hospital for Women in the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York, with a specialization in infertility, I spent the next 25 years at the same institution in research, teaching and full-time practice. I moved to Las Vegas in October 1980 as an active member of the staff of Women's Hospital, until it was taken over in 1994 by Columbia Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, where I am, at age 87, as active as ever doing clinical work and research. I have recently published the fifth edition of my book How to Choose the Sex of Your Baby (Doubleday Press)."

FLOYD L. CULLER JR., of Menlo Park, Calif., writes: "I am retired, but still consulting for Electric Power Research Institute as president emeritus. I'm still active on committees for the National Academy for Engineering. I have one son who is practicing medicine in California."

MORTON MEYER, of Baltimore, who is married with two children, is retired. BURTON M. POGELL, of Gaithersburg, Md., is a retired research professor at the University of Maryland. He is married and has one daughter. MERVIN SHALOWITZ, MD Loyola Univ. '50, of Skokie, Ill., is professor of medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago.

On July 1, 1997, ALVIN DEUTSCH, LLB Yale Univ. '58, was elected parnas of Congregation Shearith Israel, the Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in New York City. The congregation was founded in 1654 by Jews of Spanish and Portuguese origin, whose ship, embarked from Recife, Brazil--fleeing from the Portuguese Inquisition--was pirated and landed in New Amsterdam. In addition to his duties as the lay leader of the congregation, he will be teaching a course, Basic Copyright, at New York Law School, whose dean, Harry H. Wellington, was his first professor of labor law at Yale University. Retired program manager for General Electric, CHARLES H. GERWIG JR., MS Rollins College '75, of Ormond Beach, Fla., spends summers on Lake George. Although he is retired after 35 years with GE, he continues to keep busy doing many things, including cruising the Bahamas and South Florida on his 43-foot Bertram sportfishing boat. ALBERT C. KAESTNER JR., of Baltimore, is president of Kaestner Company. LLOYD H. STRICKLAND, PhD Univ. of North Carolina/Chapel Hill '58, of Ottawa, retired as professor of psychology in July 1997. He is now professor emeritus.

RONALD L. KLIMES, MD Univ. of Md. '62, of York, Pa., is retired. He is married with three sons. GEORGE E. LAUBACH, MD NY Medical College, of Freehold, N.J., is managing partner with Monmouth County Association. He is chairman of the Department of Ob-Gyn of Jersey Shore Medical Center and president of the medical staff there. He also is a member of the board of trustees of Meridian Healthcare Systems and clinical professor of ob-gyn at UMDNJ, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. STANLEY E. MATYSZEWSKI, MD Yale Univ. '62, of Cheshire, Conn., is chairman of the Department of anesthesiology at St. Mary's Hospital. STANLEY MIDDLEMAN, PhD (Eng) '61, of San Diego, writes: "I retired in July 1997, after 37 years of teaching chemical engineering--the last 18 years as department head at the University of California, San Diego. I would enjoy hearing from my chemical engineer classmates, all of whom I think I can name! I plan to remain in San Diego, relaxing with my wife and playing with my four grandchildren." JOSEPH O'HAGAN, of Cockeysville, Md., has retired as chief of operations of the Baltimore District Corps of Engineers. He writes: "I am enjoying my family and cultural activities in Baltimore." Vice president of Baltimore Gas & Electric Co., DOWELL SCHWARTZ, MS George Washington Univ. '68, of Towson, Md., has recently retired. He is an active member in many professional and civic organizations.

1959 MD (Med): PETER GREENBERG received the first J.P. McCarthy International Prize. The award, which carries a $25,000 prize, goes to a scientist judged by the J.P. McCarthy Foundation's medical advisory committee to have made the most significant contributions to the study of myelodysplastic syndrome in the past two years. Myelodysplastic syndrome, also known as pre-leukemia, is a group of closely linked conditions in which blood cell formation is disturbed by a failure of the immature cells to grow and develop normally; it can develop into acute leukemia. He is head of hematology at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and is well known for his research on apoptosis and leukemia.

CARLYLE B. STORM, MA '63, PhD '65, of West Kingston, R.I., who is director of the Gordon Research Conferences, has been elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

MARTIN LEWIS COHEN, PhD (Eng) '72, of Newport, R.I., is a consulting engineer with Raytheon Electronic Systems. He writes: "I'm still with Raytheon and maintaining my interest in digital signal processing and underwater systems through my membership on the Underwater Signal Processing Technical Committee of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. My wife, Nina, recently received another master's degree from Brown University in E.S.L. and Multicultural Studies." PAUL J. PROSKY, of Hendersonville, N.C., is owner and president of White Oak Park Retirement Community. THOMAS M. RENAHAN, MA Univ. of Minn. '66, PhD Georgetown Univ. '76, of Greenbelt, Md., writes: "In June, I returned to public administration as city administrator of Seat Pleasant, Maryland, bordering Washington, D.C." An attorney and shareholder with Rosenfelt, Barlow, Barber, Barndin & Borg, PA, DANIEL M. ROSENFELT, JD Columbia Univ. '66, of Albuquerque, N.M., writes: "I have spent almost 30 years as an attorney representing Native Americans. Our law firm has three offices in New Mexico. I have two daughters, ages 12 and 14, and my wife works as a school administrator on the Navajo Indian Reservation." ETHAN A. SEIDEL, MBA Wharton School of Business '65, PhD JHU '77, of Westminster, Md., became vice president of administration and finance at Western Maryland College in 1994, where he has served on the faculty for 29 years. He is married and has two daughters. ROGER W. TITUS, of Rockville, Md., was elected chairman of the Board of Trustees of Suburban Hospital in April 1997. KEITH L. WAUCHOPE retired from foreign service and moved to rural Virginia with his two sons. His wife died of cancer in 1995. He is currently an expert for the Foreign Service Grievance Board for the U.S. Department of State. A cardiologist, W. STAN WILSON, MD '66, of Missoula, Mt., has his own interventional cardiology practice in a small, western Montana city. He writes: "I have four wonderful daughters, ages 8-13; a good marriage, and a good life!"

JUDITH E. FINNEMORE, of Bournemouth, United Kingdom, left teaching in 1995. She is currently involved in counseling in primary care and is affiliated with the Department of Psychological Therapies in Dorset N.H.S. She writes: "I have a new, stress-free, down-shifted existence as an 'early-retired' teacher. I spend my days with my new Yorkshire terrier puppy, taking walks by the River Stour in Dorset--wasn't she a delightful parting gift from my former students? Thomas Hardy country is all around us here."

WILLIAM J. OEHLKERS, PhD Univ. of Del. '71, of Barrington, R.I., writes: "I am now the editor of the Rhode Island Reading Review, the newsletter and journal of the Rhode Island State Council of the International Reading Association. Also, I am serving as chair of the Rhode Island English Language Arts Standards Committee, which has developed state standards in reading and the language arts as part of Goals 2000. I became a grandfather for the second time in October 1996, with the birth of Anna Ijiri Oehlkers, whose parents PETER OEHLKERS and LISA IJIRI are both Hopkins graduates."

HENRY S. COHN, JD Univ. of Conn. '70, of West Hartford, Conn., has been nominated to be a judge of the Superior Court for the state of Connecticut.

BOB CARTER, of Pittsburgh, Pa., is president of Ketchum, Inc. He has spent the last two years enjoying travel in France, with Spain cruises squeezed in between. He loves fishing and always "must have a client in Pebble Beach. My wife, Carol, is first vice chancellor at the University of Pittsburgh." GREG NOVIK, of Baltimore, is the owner of Greg's Bagels. He writes: "I am one of the few Hopkins graduates who is not wealthy, a celebrity, or a doctor. I am doomed and damned to a life of hard, physical labor, six days a week, 12 hours a day. If any of my classmates remember me fondly and would like to send me money, I would be appreciative."

JOSEPH A. BROWN, BA St. Louis Univ. '68, PhD Yale Univ. '83, has been named head of the Black American Studies Program on Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. He is the author of a book of poems titled Accidental Grace, and for the last three years has worked as a free-lance consultant, lecturer, and writer. G. PHILIP SCHRODEL, MBA Wharton '73, has been appointed corporate director of Partners HealthCare System and senior vice president for finance of the Massachusetts General Hospital. He writes: "I have two sons in graduate school and a daughter in college (unfortunately, none have attended Hopkins)."

ZANE O. GRESHAM, JD Northwestern Univ.'73, of San Francisco, works for Morrison & Foerster, where he has been appointed co-chair of their worldwide airports and aviation law group. He was a featured speaker at World Bank/Airports Council International/World Development Forum Symposium, titled Aviation Infrastructure: Managing for Efficiency and Growth. His speech focused on "Managing Legal and Financial Risks in Airport Privatizations." He has recently published an article, "Getting Airport Project Finance Off the Ground" (with Robert B. Shanks), in Project Finance International Yearbook 1997.

JORGE D. BLANCO, MD Vanderbilt Univ. '75, is the new medical director for Women's Services at Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Fla. In August, he was named in Good Housekeeping magazine as one of the "The Best Doctors for Women." He is the ob-gyn consultant to the Food and Drug Administration for Medical Devices, and he has served as an expert consultant to the Centers for Disease Control for the development of the nationally utilized Sexually Transmitted Disease Treatment Guidelines. Currently interested in management issues in medicine, he has taken courses at the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business and the Harvard Program on Health Care Policy. In addition to being certified in his clinical area of obstetrics and gynecology and a subspecialty area of maternal-fetal medicine, Dr. Blanco is certified by the American Board of Medical Management.

CRAIG WOLFSON, JD Univ. of Florida '75, writes from Thimphu, Bhutan: "I decided to take a hiatus from the corporate grindstone and travel to some interesting far-away places. Bhutan, the last independent Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas, is about as isolated and peaceful as it gets. Glimmers of enlightenment fell closer here somehow than at home in San Francisco."

DAVID LEVINE, MA (A&S) '75, of New York, is director of editorial services with Pfizer, Inc. He writes: "Besides working full time, I also write for magazines on health and medical subjects, including Good Housekeeping and American Health. I have rediscovered my interest in tennis, as a player and a spectator, and this year I went to Paris for the French Open." FRANK S. PIDCOCK, of Baltimore, is associate director of pediatric rehabilitation at Kennedy Krieger Institute. He is married and has one daughter, Sarah.

1973 MPH (PH): KATHERINE S. MCCARTER, of Washington, D.C., is executive director of the Ecological Society of America (ESA). She brings to ESA more than 20 years of experience in non-profit association work. In her new position, she will oversee all aspects of ESA, including the Washington-based headquarters office and the publications office, based in Ithaca, N.Y. She will also be responsible for the ESA annual meeting and will represent the society to Congress and the executive branch, federal agencies, public and private foundations, and the general public.

KNUT DANIELSEN, MBA Univ. of Miami, of Greenwich, Conn., who has two sons, is a scout master for the Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary. Assistant general counsel to the American International Group, Inc., ANTHONY M. MIELE, JD Brooklyn Law School '81, MS NYU '86, has received Certificates of Law from Harvard University in 1996 and 1997. He is married to Lilian Gang Li. ANTHONY PINTO, MD SUNY Downstate '82, of Baltimore, has been with Wyman Park Medical Association for the past 12 years. His children, Anthony and Eleanor, attend Boys Latin and Roland Park Country School, respectively. MARGARET ROMINGER ZUEHLKE, MS C.W. Post '79, DMD Wash. Univ. '83, of Lawton, Okla., is married with five children.

JUDITH CEBRA-THOMAS, PhD Washington Univ. '86, has joined the Biology Department of Franklin and Marshall College as an assistant professor. A developmental biologist, she was a visiting assistant professor at Swarthmore before coming to F&M.

1979 MD (Med): WILLIAM A. CRAWLEY was recently installed as president of the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons at their annual meeting in San Francisco. The American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons is the oldest medical organization representing maxillofacial surgeons in the United States. He is an associate professor of plastic surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a member of the National Council for Johns Hopkins Medicine, class representative for his medical school Class of '79, and a member of the Council of the Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association. He also is chair of the Dome Circle Associates.

NORM COHEN, MD '85, writes: "Many of my classmates and friends from Hopkins will probably be a bit surprised to find out that I have settled in Billings, Montana. After four years of running our anesthesia corporation and two years serving as chief of anesthesia at Saint Vincent Hospital and Health Center, I am taking a breather this year. My only significant responsibilities are membership on the Committee on Economics for the American Society of Anesthesiologists (A.S.A.), representing the state of Montana as its delegate to the A.S.A, and serving as webmaster for the Montana Society of Anesthesiologists. On a personal note, my wife, Michelle, and our daughter, Allie, and I are having a great time in Montana, where we enjoy skiing and flyfishing. We do get out a bit, traveling throughout the U.S. in our Mooney aircraft. Most recently, we visited Baltimore, Washington, and North Carolina. Although we only had time for a brief drive-by of Hopkins, we did get to see the O's beat the Rangers!" Cohen can be reached by e-mail at

MICHAEL (FITZGERALD) FITZSOUSA, of West Hartford, Conn., has been named editor of Yale Medicine magazine and director of publications for the Yale University School of Medicine. In November, he was presented the Robert G. Fenley Award of Excellence for science and medical writing by the Association of American Medical Colleges at its annual meeting in Washington. He and his wife, Beverly, have three children: Brian, Caroline, and Elizabeth. SAUL A. KRAVITZ, of McLean, Va., is a programmer for Nuthena Systems. He and his wife, Beri, are the proud parents of twin daughters, Talya and Elana, born on October 21, in addition to daughter Ayelet, aged seven, and son Nadav, aged five. He welcomes contact from "other survivors of the class of '82" and can be reached via e-mail at '83
RISA (GARFIELD) DOHERTY, JD Yeshiva Univ. '86, of Forest Hills, N.Y., is married and has two children. KATHLEEN DUKE, a Los Angeles entertainment industry lawyer and management consultant, married Eric Tracy, a sportscaster on Los Angeles talk radio station KFWB (980 AM) and Fox Network News feature reporter, on July 26, in a garden wedding at their Woodland, Calif., home. ERIC FEINSTEIN, of Westchester, N.Y., writes: "I'm tired of hypocritically complaining that no one from my class ever writes anything. My wife, Lauri, and I have moved back to New York and are acting a bit too grown up, living in Westchester and commuting to New York City. She is working as the wellness director of the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Riverdale, and I am working for Viacom as director of technology research and development for the interactive services area, which at the moment, means looking at new Internet and broadcast technologies. I'd love to hear from those people with whom I've lost contact. My e-mail address is" STUART L. GAVURIN, MS American Univ. '89, of Vienna, Va., is a partner at Ernst & Young. He is married and has three children. STEPHAN JUN, of Bristol, Wis., is medical director of clinical pathology and transfusion services at the U.S. Naval Hospital in Great Lakes, Ill. He writes: "I am currently brewing beer, raising Scottish Deerhounds, and wondering what I am doing in Wisconsin." CATHERINE KELLEY, MA Univ. of Md. '87, MA Univ. of Waterloo '93, PhD, Univ. of Waterloo '96, of Maplewood, N.J., started a postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan last fall, which she left when her husband, Dominic, was offered a job in New Jersey and after the birth of her daughter, Mona Margaret Duggan. DIANA C. LIU, JD Cornell Law School '86, of Philadelphia, is a partner with Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen. She will be a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School this spring, teaching a course, titled Topics in Advanced Commercial Real Estate. A psychiatrist, GREG SAZIMA, MD Univ. of Cincinnati '87, of Saratoga, Calif., writes: "I live in the San Francisco Bay area with my wife, Tracy Brown, also a doctor, and our two children, Ryan and Matthew." A specialist in geriatric psychiatry, he has been named medical director of psychiatry outpatient services, Columbia/Good Samaritan Network in San Jose. CHESTER L. WAGSTAFF II, of Eldersburg, Md., is a senior engineer with Bechtel Power Corporation. He writes: "I have enjoyed traveling internationally for Bechtel, including recent trips to India, Brazil, and Indonesia."

KEVIN HOWES and MARCIA LECRONE HOWES '86 write: "We moved to Connecticut this year so Marcia could take a new job as business planning manager with Rhone Poulenc in Shelton. Kevin is traveling quite often in his job as a market manager for Cad One. Our children, Zack (9), Sadie (8), and Kevin II (5), are playing soccer and lacrosse and adjusting well to the move. ROB KELLY, MS (Eng) '86, PhD '89, and DOTTI CONNOR KELLY '83, of Charlottesville, Va., announce the birth of their son, Connor, on August 4. Rob is currently an associate professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia, and between feedings, Dot works as a financial analyst from their home.

1984 MA (SAIS): JODY WILLIAMS, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 1997. She is coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL), which was a co-recipient of the award for their work toward banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines (see story, page 46). She and ICBL started a process which in the space of a few years changed a ban on anti-personnel mines from a vision to a feasible reality.

LISA RUBENSTEIN, MA Univ. of Toronto '89, and ASHU HANDA '87, PhD Univ. of Toronto '93, of Maputo, Mozambique, write: "After having our first daughter, Maya, in Jamaica, we moved to Mozambique for our second. At her age, Malaika's Portuguese is almost as good as ours. We welcome e-mail at" PETER VERHEYEN of Syracuse, N.Y., and his wife, Hope Kuniholm, announce the birth of their daughter, Sofia Klara Verheyen, on October 7. He writes: "All are doing great after the birth of our first child. I am a conservation librarian at Syracuse University. Pictures of the family can be found at "

JON KRONE, MS USC '88, of Bakersfield, Calif., writes: "We--LAURA GOHAGAN '85--and I had our second daughter, Cassandra Jane, last February. I got a new job as Mobil and Shell merged production companies in California; I am a continuous improvement manager in this new organization." MIRIAM E. TUCKER, of Rockville, Md., has been promoted to senior writer at the International Medical News Group, where she has worked since 1986. A major focus of her career has been to educate physicians and the general public about diabetes, a disease she has lived with for nearly a quarter-century. JEANNE TOUSSAINT, MBA Univ. of Md. '91, and her husband, Barton Hewitt, of Laurel, Md., write: "After five years of marriage, we are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Jennifer Elizabeth Hewitt, born July 18."

DAVE CONNOLLY, of Palo Alto, Calif., writes: "My wife, Jeanne, and I had our first baby in May 1997. His name is James Theodore, and he is a wonderful little boy. I am working at Andersen Consulting's Center for Strategic Technology as the director, and my wife is working part time at a Children's Hospital writing grant proposals for research funding. She and I continue to run a lot, with Jeanne focusing on marathons, while I focus on triathlon competitions."

1987 PhD (A&S): MARK L. CAMPBELL, of Millersville, Md., was awarded the Research Excellence Award for the 1996/1997 academic year at the United States Naval Academy. The award recipient is chosen by a committee of faculty and distinguishes the recipient as having the most outstanding research record of the over 500 faculty at USNA. He was also named a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, which includes a grant amount of $60,000.

1987 MS (A&S): KIMBERLY COPLIN, assistant professor in the Physics Department at Denison University, has earned one of the Cotrell College Science Awards, supported by the Research Corporation of Tucson, Arizona. This award is part of a highly competitive program that supports basic research in physics, astronomy, and chemistry at predominantly undergraduate public and private colleges. Her research involves the study of novel materials known as electronic polymers using the technique of photoinduced absorption spectroscopy.

JEFFREY M. BINDER, JD Fordham Univ., of Brooklyn, N.Y., is assistant district attorney for Kings County District Attorney's Office. He writes: "I married CYNTHIA CRONCE '89 and we traveled to South Zimbabwe and Zambia, where I saw a lion chase a leopard up a tree. I love being an assistant district attorney." LORA COSTELLO BONSER, PhD Univ. of Texas at Austin '94, of Austin, Texas, is senior product development engineer for 3M. She writes: "I'm still living 'Deep in the Heart' of Austin. My husband, Doug, and I became parents of a blond-haired, blue-eyed baby girl on March 26, 1997. Her name is Danielle Nicole Bonser." A general medicine fellow at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, JEANNE M. CLARK, MD Robert Wood Johnson Medical School '92, writes: "After completing my medicine residency at Dartmouth and working there for a year, I have returned to Baltimore, to JHU. I am a general medicine fellow and am conducting research and getting an MPH degree." NAKUL JERATH, MD Univ. of Chicago '93, MPH Harvard University '93, of Brookline, Mass., is chief resident in the Department of Radiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. He writes: "I recently celebrated my first wedding anniversary and am finishing up my last year of radiology residency. After that, I will be doing a fellowship in pediatric radiology at Boston Children's Hospital." "Professionally, I am midway through my residency in radiation oncology at the University of Virginia," writes GRENVILLE JONES, MD New Jersey Medical School '94, of Charlottesville, Va. "Otherwise, I've moved to Charlottesville with Jody Mortimer to play soccer for The Court Square Tavern and to watch DC United continue to win." MICHAEL P. JURINSKI, MS Univ. of Va. '92, of Alexandria, Va., is a materials engineer with General Dynamics. He builds amphibious assault vehicles for the Marine Corps and recently bought a house in the Old Town section of Alexandria, which he shares with his dog. JAMES KU, MD Jefferson Medical College, '92, of Durham, N.C., is a trauma training fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. MARK R. LOONEY, JD Nova Southeastern Univ., of Miami, is married and has one daughter, Kaitlin Rose, born on June 6. He writes: "I am now working for one of America's premier software companies, Peoplesoft." Attorney PATRICIA M. MCMANMON, JD Notre Dame Univ. '93, of Wayland, Mass., practices real estate law with a Boston law firm. She is engaged and plans to marry in April. ALICE I. SATO, of Philadelphia, is a student at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She received a PhD in immunology from the university in 1996, and plans to graduate with a medical degree in 1998.

1988 PhD: KATHRYN A. LEE, of Wayne, Pa., is chair of the Department of Political Science at Eastern College in St. Davids, Pa. She was recently awarded the Lindback Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching and is finishing her last year of law school at Temple University.

DEBRA HAMEL, PhD Yale Univ. '96, of North Haven, Conn., writes: "My book, Athenian Generals: Military Authority in the Classical Period, will be published early in 1998. My husband David Seidemann and I have a daughter, Rebecca, who was born on leap day in 1996. I ran into CHRIS JOSEPH '89 in North Haven recently and he was raving about Maria Montessori and her 'god-awful system of schooling.'" BILL WOODCOCK, MSB (SCS) '95, of Ellicott City, Md., is married to the former Juliana Broomfield and has one son, 3-year-old Will. He works as a financial administrator for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. In addition, he recently announced his candidacy for a seat in the Maryland House of Delegates in the 1998 Maryland elections. He currently sits as vice chair of the Howard County Democratic Party.

REBECCA and MICHAEL B. HOLMES, MD '94, are living in Vermont with their two children, Ashleigh and Patrick. Mike is doing his chief residency in internal medicine at the University of Vermont and will continue there in cardiology training next year. Becky has her hands full at home with the children. E. LIZA TRIM, of Hartford, Conn., is single with no children. She writes: "I work for the Urban League of Greater Hartford where I am the director of Neighborhood Bridges, a youth and family development center located within a local high school. Next year, I am finally going back to school for my MSW/MPH. ANDREA YOUNG '91 started graduate school this summer and takes yearly trips with me to Caribana." SUSAN HOFFMAN WARNER, MCRP of West Orange, N.J., is director of business development for Partners in Care, Corp. She writes: "ADAM '98 and I are proud to announce the birth of our daughter , Jamie Rachel, born on April 12, 1998. She looks forward to starting her freshman year at Hopkins in 2015, making her the fourth generation in the family to attend JHU."

1990 PhD (Med): AUDRONE BIKNEVICIUS, assistant professor of anatomy at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, has received a grant for $110,000 from the National Science Foundation for her research proposal titled "Ontogenetic Effects on Locomotor Biodynamics." The study will look at the development of gait and posture in domestic dogs. She was inspired to pursue the study because so little is know about locomotor biodynamics (forces and movements) in dogs. She recently made several presentations on related research at the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology held in July in Bristol, England.

1990 MA (SAIS): PETER KURZE, of Tokyo, writes: "As of November, I have become the director of the Institute of Foreign Bankers in Tokyo. The Institute promotes the various interests of the foreign banking community in Japan. Prior to relocating, I undertook fiber-optics market research for KMI Corporation of Newport, Rhode Island."

1990 MA (SAIS): MARK PIRRITANO, writes: "Greetings from Washington. I am now country director for the Caucasus region in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. Last July was very busy as both President Aliyev of Kazakstan and President Shevardnadze of Georgia paid visits to the Pentagon."

1990 MA (SAIS/Bologna): KAREN SEIGER writes: "I spent a year working for a relief agency in Mozambique. The focus of my projects was relief and reconstruction after a 17-year civil war. I also worked with rehabilitation of landmine victims and child soldiers. Currently, I am deputy director of the Democratic and Electoral Processes Project in El Salvador with the International Foundation for Election Systems, and I'm loving every minute of it. I married JAMES WESOLOWSKI '91 on New Year's Eve 1995, and we have two lovely cats--one Mozambican and one Salvadoran. James has been working as an international consultant for a social marketing organization in southern Africa, marketing condoms for AIDS prevention. He hopes to continue this work throughout Central America."

KAY CARTER, MDiv Claremont School of Theology '96, of Tustin, Calif., has begun her second appointment as a United Methodist minister to Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Tustin. She and her husband, DOUG BARRE '92, moved to California right after graduation. She writes: "We were recently back in Baltimore for a reunion with EDWARD EINHORN '92, SCOTT BORST '92, LAURA (NAGEL) REDISH '93, JEFF HERSH '91, and JONAH COHEN. As fun as it was, we still like the West Coast better. Since LAURA and DAVE REDISH '91 have moved to Tucson, Arizona, the West may win yet!" SADHISH "JUGS" SIVA, of Inman, S.C., writes: "I just wanted to say hi to all my friends from JHU and let them know I'm alive and doing well. I finally jumped over that last hurdle of becoming a doctor and graduating from Temple Medical School (along with BRIAN CHOI '93 and ERIC ROTHENBURG. I'm doing my first of five years in general surgery in South Carolina--I even bought a home! Look me up, if you're down South."

1992 MD (Med): JAMES F. MESCHIA, of Jacksonville, Fla., has been appointed senior associate consultant in neurology at the Mayo Clinic, and the older of his two daughters has started preschool.

MATTHEW C. BOULAY, of Herndon, Va., recently completed basic training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Parris Island, S.C. His instruction included training designed to challenge new Marine recruits both physically and mentally. Instructor and writer for the U.S. Army Engineer School, MICHELLE DAVISON EDWARDS, of Waynesville, Md., writes: "I finished up a tour in Germany/Bosnia and returned here to the engineer school in April 1997. We will move to North Carolina this spring. I had a blast in Europe but it's nice to be home. Since I've been back, I've seen several Hopkins grads, especially at KAREN MIMMS and MARK SWIFT's wedding in June, with fellow bridesmaids AMANDA WEISS and AUDREY MASTANGELO." MAUREEN GORSEN, of Sacramento, Calif., has been appointed by Governor Wilson as general counsel of the California Resources Agency. ROB GRANT, JD Washington and Lee Univ. '96, of Bethesda, Md., has finished his judicial clerkship and is practicing civil litigation in Maryland and D.C. TRICIA HACKER, MHS (PH) '95, of Statesboro, Ga., writes: "I recently accepted the position of assistant director of Industry Buying Group, Inc.--Health Purchasing Alliance, located in southeast Georgia. While completing my post-graduate fellowship in '94, I met and recently became engaged to Brian Szwarc, a doctor. We are both starting new jobs and planning for our wedding in October on Cape Cod." Her e-mail address is LISA HENSLEY, of Bethesda, Md., has recently completed a MSPH and PhD in epidemiology with a minor in microbiology. She has taken a postdoc position at NIH in Bethesda. A judicial clerk for the Missouri Court of Appeals, BRIAN DONOVAN KENNEDY, of Kansas City, Mo., writes: "I was relieved to learn that I passed the July 1997 Missouri Bar Examination and am happily settled in Kansas City." KATHY KOSKI, MS Columbia Univ. '96, of Baltimore, is a social worker with Catholic Charities Treatment Family Program. ERICA NEMSER and ELLIOT MENSCHIK, of Philadelphia, announce the birth of their daughter Abigail Ilana Menschk on October 26. Erica is working toward her PhD in economics and Elliot toward his MD and PhD in neuroscience, both at the University of Pennsylvania. SEAN MONTGOMERY, MD Duke Univ. '97, of Silver Spring, Md., writes: "The Army finally caught up with me and is making me repay my ROTC obligation. I am now an intern in general surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. My recent hobbies include kayaking and mountain biking." Construction manager for Western Wireless, JASON PROVALENKO, of Denver, writes: "I just finished constructing the Voicestream Wireless PCS Network in Denver. I'm now enjoying mountain biking!" JOSEPH TORTORELLO, of North Babylon, N.Y., is a student at New York Medical College. He plans to graduate in May.

1993 MA (A&S): EVA P. (WU) MCDONALD, of Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, writes: "I am currently employed as an analyst at GEAC Computer Corporation. I'd love to hear from my JHU friends. You can reach me at My husband, Richard, and I finally bought a house in May, and our son, Michael, turned one in September."

MELANIE HARRIS, MA (SAIS) '95, of Kensington, Md., writes: "I've settled down into my job handling international licensing and investor relations at an international telecommunications firm. I just finished business travel in Istanbul and Beijing, and my employer plans to torture me by sending me to Cancun in December for a conference. I still hang out with lots of Hopkins alumni, and about 20 of us recently got together to play Calvin Ball (from 'Calvin and Hobbes') on the D.C. Mall. We had so much fun that we attracted quite a crowd of spectators!"

1994 MPH (PH): LARUE K. SEIMS, of Arlington, Va., has recently completed a one-year assignment with the World Health Organization as advisor to the Bangladesh School Health Program.

SANA KHAN writes: "After graduation in 1995, I moved to D.C. and joined American Home Products, a U.S. pharmaceutical company, as government relations associate. Beginning in January, I will attend Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) for a master's degree. I am frequently in touch with my chums, TRISH KO '95 and DEBBIE MARTINEZ '96, medical students at the University of Michigan and Dartmouth, respectively. Other pals I keep in touch with are MEHER JAN '96, who is working at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, and YUKA OTOHATA '95, SAIS '97, at Price Waterhouse in Tokyo. "After graduation, I moved home with my parents and now I'm a third-year student at the Seton Hall University School of Law in Newark, N.J.," writes IRENE L. KIM. "I'm involved with the local chapter of the Asian-Pacific American Lawyers Association, where I regularly see TOMMY SHIH '80. My younger sister, Stephanie, just started as a freshman at JHU--she's even living in the same dorm that I did. Already she's complaining about the Wolman food...some things never change. I still keep in touch with Second Decade Society National vice chair DIANA LIU '83, my self-appointed mentor and good friend, who is a practicing lawyer in Philadelphia. I also speak regularly to KEIDI CARRINGTON '94, a third-year at New England School of Law, and SHIRLEY WONG '95, at Columbia University School of Public Health. I occasionally run into SAORI DAN '95, who works in Manhattan at Mitsubishi Trust." JEFF LABRECQUE, of Syracuse, N.Y., is working toward his master's degree in journalism at Syracuse's Newhouse School of Communications. He lives with JOHN APPLEGATE '96, who is also a graduate student at Newhouse. He writes: "It's nice to finally figure out what I'm good at and what I enjoy doing. I look back on my years of college, and thank everyone for giving me such great story ideas." KEVIN SMOKLER is in his first year of a PhD program in American Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and writes: "I am enjoying life in the hometown of Dazed and Confused. I am still smarting from seeing my picture in the YAF newsletter wearing a hat with earflaps."

1995 MSB (SCS): ADRIENNE CORKRAN, Salisbury State '87, of Algonquin, Ill., is employed with Transamerica, a financial services company, at a subsidiary (Transamerica Distribution Finance) that is headquartered in Rolling Meadows, a northwest suburb of Chicago. She writes: "I transferred to this subsidiary in July 1995, after receiving my degree from Hopkins. I am continuing to enjoy my position as a finance manager, handling financial system integration." Adrienne is engaged to Willem Alexander Sayer and is planning a June wedding.

WAYNE BORDUIN, MS Stanford Univ. '97, of Menlo Park, Calif., is employed by Failure Analysis Associates, a forensic engineering firm. A consultant and trainer, EDWARD G. PIPER, of Baltimore, is an adjunct faculty member at the Webster University Graduate School at the University of Baltimore. He is also teaching human resource management at the U.S. Naval Academy. He has recently received the governor of Maryland's award for volunteer work pertaining to workplace violence and is completing revision of a book, Layperson's Guide to Preventing Workplace Violence (Michael Thomas). AJOY REDDI, of Chicago, who has moved to the "Windy City" to work at Price Waterhouse LLP in the organizational and strategic change group, writes: "I hope anyone I know who reads this will give me a call. I also am available to talk to any Hopkins students who are interested in jobs in management consulting."

1996 MS (ENG): GENE PETERS, BS Univ. of Rochester '87, of Springfield, Va., who is studying for his PhD in Geology at George Washington University, has been promoted to director of technical programs at Clean Sites, a national environmental non-profit organization. He has one son, Benjamin, born in April.

EVERETT and JENNIFER (PUMMELL) HAMNER, of Baltimore, were married on August 23, in Morenci, Michigan. Guests included JASON DAVISMAN '96, SHANE DEVLIN '96, and WILSON CHU '96. Everett teaches eighth grade at The Boys' Latin School of Maryland.

1997 PhD (A&S): SANDRA MACPHERSON, of Columbus, Ohio, is assistant professor of English at Ohio State University.

1997 MS (SCS): RANDI S. SEIGER, BS Univ. of Md. '82, JD Univ. of Md. '85, of Boca Raton, Fla., is a guidance counselor at Palm Springs Elementary School.

1997 MS (SCS): MONTRESSA WASHINGTON ROBINSON, BA Univ. of Md. '91, of Columbia, Md., was one of 3,000 entrepreneurs to attend BeautiControl Cosmetics's annual conference in Nashville, Tenn. As an independent skin care and image consultant, she attended business and leadership development workshops and received training related to BeautiControl's newest products.


1930: ELIZABETH "BETTY" HILL, of Midlothian, Va., died August 22. She worked as a nurse at Dearborn County Hospital from the time it first opened until 1971. She is survived by two daughters, Roberta Hill Fehling and Mary Anna Hill, and two grandsons.

1930 MD (Med): OSCAR E. HUBBARD, of Winthrop, Mass., died July 11 at the age of 93. After a varied career in medicine, including serving as a lieutenant colonel in the USAF during World War II and the Korean War and as psychiatrist at the Houston and Dallas Veteran's hospitals, he retired from his position as a psychiatrist at the New York City Rikers Island prison at the age of 87. He continued to figure skate and ice dance into his 90th year.

1934 MD (Med): MARK KELLER POOLE, died August 4. He and his wife, SARA DAY POOLE, served as medical missionaries in the Belgian Congo with the American Presbyterian Congo Mission. In the Congo, he did primary research, in conjunction with the U.S. National Public Health Service, in the development of prophylaxis and treatment of trypanosomiasis (African sleeping sickness). He pioneered the use of aviation in medical mission work in the Congo interior, piloting his own plane. A fellow of the American College of Surgeons, an affiliate of the Royal Society of Medicine (England), and a fellow of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in London, he was awarded the medal of the Royal Order of the Lion by the King of Belgium in appreciation for his years of service. After his retirement from overseas mission work, he practiced general surgery in Bay City for 10 years and served as chief of staff of Matagorda General Hospital.

1936 MD (Med): CHARLES E. ILIFF III, of Hilton Head, S.C., died on August 19. He devoted his life to ophthalmic surgery at Johns Hopkins where he taught, practiced, and developed innovative operative procedures and instrument designs. He became internationally known and introduced corneal implants to Arab countries in the Middle East, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He wrote prolifically and belonged to many medical organizations and clubs. In addition, he was an accomplished horseman and sailor.

1939: EDWIN DARBY NYE died on August 24. He was captured by the Japanese on Wake Island during World War II and remained a prisoner until the end of the war.

1940: JOSEPH E. BRUMBACK JR., MD (Med) '43, of Baltimore, a retired ophthalmologist and railroad enthusiast, died May 11 of heart failure. In 1949, he joined a practice founded by his father in the Medical Arts Building. He practiced there until his retirement in 1989.

1942 PhD: GEORGE R. NORMAN, of Palm City, Fla., died at his home on June 11. He was 80 years old.

1943: JAMES EARL APPLEGATE, PhD '51, of Chambersburg, Pa., died on April 2, from Parkinson's disease. He was professor emeritus and dean emeritus of Wilson College and taught English at the University of Rochester and Elmira College. He is survived by his wife, four children, and seven grandchildren.

1943: ETHEL M. HOHMAN, of Hagerstown, Md., died on April 12. She was a member of Zion Reformed Church, and served as deacon and as a member of the consistory. She also was a member of the American Field Service; PTA of North Hagerstown High from 1966 to 1977, where she served as president; Town and Country Garden Club, where she served as past president; and The Bridge Club. A volunteer at Washington County Hospital and a member of the Women's Club and Fountain Head Country Club, she is survived by four daughters.

1944 MD (Med): CHARLES W. BURKLAND, of Sutherland, Neb., died on November 23, 1996, as the result of a series of strokes. He retired from neurosurgery at the V.A. Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Subsequently, he served as head of the rehabilitation department until February 1984, when he retired to the family ranch in western Nebraska. He is survived by his wife, Jean, a son and two daughters.

1945: FAYE E. SPRING, of Denver, died on March 2. She was a nursing supervisor and instructor at Johns Hopkins Hospital and was on the nursing school faculties of Duke University, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of Colorado. She was a member of the American Nurses Association, Colorado Nurses Association, and other professional groups.

1950 MD: MERRIL W. BROWN, of Phoenix, who was in practice in Albuquerque, N.M., in general, vascular, and thoracic surgery, died on August 13. He was president of the Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Medical Association, chief of staff at Presbyterian Hospital, president of the New Mexico Chapter of the College of Surgeons and consultant in surgery to Sandia Base, the Gallup Indian Hospital, and the Veterans Hospital. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sylvia; three daughters; a son; and four grandchildren.

1950: ROBERT FLOTTEMESCH, MA (A&S) '59, of Baltimore, died on July 6 from lung cancer. Assigned to St. Thomas Church in Baltimore and All Saints Church in Sunderland, he retired in 1983.

1950: DONALD FRITZ, of Lutherville, Md., died in July. A former Baltimore businessman who quit his trade to become a local tour guide and a historian for the Lacrosse Foundation and Hall of Fame at JHU, he is survived by his wife, a son, and a daughter. He had been a volunteer tour guide with Baltimore Rent-A-Tour since 1980, leading bus excursions through Baltimore and Annapolis neighborhoods. He is the author of two books: A Walking Tour of Historic and Renaissance Baltimore and Centennial History of the Baltimore Country Club.

1954 MD (Med): KENNETH MOSER, of La Jolla, Calif., who pioneered the concept of surgically removing blood clots from the lung and turned the UCSD Medical Center into a world-renowned leader in pulmonary medicine died on June 9. The founding director of the UCSD Department of Medicine's Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, he died of lung cancer. He had been director since 1969 of the UCSD-NHLI Pulmonary Specialized Center for Research and was a consultant in pulmonary disease to the San Diego Naval Medical Center and medical director of respiratory therapy and cardiopulmonary technology schools at Grossmont College. He has published over 300 articles over the years in medical periodicals and either wrote, edited or contributed to more than 50 books in medical topics. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sara; three daughters; and a son.

1954: ALISON VERA SMITH died on September 5. She transferred from Smith College to Johns Hopkins to pursue the study of physics.

1963 MPH (PH): NINA BENCICH WOODSIDE, of Haymarket, Va., and her husband, Byron, died on July 11 when their single-engine plane crashed in Colorado. She was a founding staff member of Prince William Hospital, where she helped open the psychiatric unit and served on the board of directors. Her earlier career was in public health, including service as acting director in 1970 of the D.C. Health Services Administration. She was a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, American Board of Preventive Medicine, and National Board of Medical Examiners. She was a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a charter member of the Prince William County Medical Society, and a member of other organizations that included the American Medical Association and Medical Society of Virginia.

1964: RICHARD TRAINOR, of Baltimore, the former Maryland transportation secretary who helped improve the state's roads and mass transit systems during 41 years in government, died of a heart attack on June 15. He began his career in 1950 with the old State Roads Commission, where he was a project engineer on the construction of the Baltimore Beltway, the Capital Beltway, and the Jones Fall Expressway. In the 1980s, he won wide acclaim for his work on the eight-lane Fort McHenry Tunnel, which was at the time, the most expensive project in the interstate highway system.