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Eugene Campbell, Med '33, is still active on the Water Board in the retirement community where he lives with his daughter, Marilyn. Dr. Campbell worked in Brazil on the causes of yellow fever earlier in the 20th century.
Edward L. Rowny, Engr '37, a former ambassador and retired lieutenant general of the U.S. Army, served as special advisor for arms control to Presidents Reagan and Bush. In June 1990, he retired from the government to become a consultant on international negotiations. He advises government officials and private organizations on political, military, and business affairs in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, China, Japan, and Korea.
Betty Carlson Campazzi, Nurs '47, has served for six years on the executive committee of the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association. She has been honored with the Heritage Award for service to Johns Hopkins and was a surveyor for the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. She, her husband, and her son, Earl J. Campazzi Jr., A&S '84, SPH '86, '91, who earned three degrees at Hopkins, live in Rochester, Minnesota.
Bernard J. Paris, A&S '52, '59 (PhD), professor emeritus of English at the University of Florida, has published Rereading George Eliot: Changing Responses to Her Experiments in Life (SUNY Press, 2003). His 12th book, this study traces the changes in his responses to George Eliot since he first wrote his doctoral dissertation at Johns Hopkins.
Allen W. Becker, A&S '56 (PhD), has been awarded an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at the commencement of the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest.
Eric W. Fonkalsrud, Med '57, a professor at University of California, Los Angeles, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. An outstanding leader during his 35-year tenure as chief of pediatric surgery at UCLA, he developed an active clinical and research program in the management of inflammatory bowel disease in children and adults.
Arthur P. Grollman, Med '59, professor of medicine, experimental medicine, and pharmacological sciences and director of the Zickler Laboratory of Chemical Biology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, has been elected to the Johns Hopkins University Society of Scholars. Grollman's studies have explored the relationship between the structure of damaged DNA and the enzymes involved in repairing it. His work has contributed to our understanding of the aging process and is used in developing cancer-fighting chemotherapeutic drugs.
Simon A. Levin, A&S '61, director for the Center for Biocomplexity and the George M. Moffett Professor of Biology at Princeton University, has been named to the American Philosophical Society. He is also an associate faculty member at the Princeton Environmental Institute.
Marshall C. Goldberg, A&S '62, writes: "I have rejoiced in
the Benedictine Oblation of my wife, Marjorie S.
Abramovitz, through the community of Queen of Angels
Monastery, Mount Angel, Oregon, on May 18."
M. Louise Fitzpatrick, Nurs '63, is the first endowed dean at the Villanova College of Nursing. Previously, she was an associate professor at Columbia University's Teachers College, where she received her doctorate in 1972.
Jayne Felgen, Nurs '65, president of Creative Health Care
Management in Minneapolis, has been awarded the American
Organization of Nurse Executives 2003 Community Partnership
Award. The award is given to a leader in healthcare and in
the community for enhancing the image of nursing, fostering
involvement in public affairs, and forming strategic
relationships and partnerships within the community.
Quentin Coplon, A&S '66, writes: "Following a
less-than-vigorous one-night write-in campaign, I have
taken a seat on the Green Township (N.J.) Board of
Education. Having spent the last 36 years as a public
school teacher, I hope to use my experiences and views to
improve our children's opportunities amid the current
economic difficulties. At the moment, our local board is
grappling with the search for a new superintendent, the
construction of a building addition, and impending contract
negotiations with the teaching staff."
David Sullivan, A&S '67 (PhD), professor of biology at Syracuse University, has received the title of professor emeritus. His research focuses on molecular genesis and molecular evolution.
Perrin L. French, Med '68, and his wife have published a book on the life and work of his wife's brother, a street artist. The book is titled Baltimore's Own Little Italy Artist — The Artwork of Tony DeSales (Genovefa Press, 2003). The book was one of three finalists for the Benjamin Franklin Award of the Publishers Marketing Association in the Biography/Memoirs category.
David Bachman, Med '69, and his wife, Bunnie, lost their
son, Eric Scott Bachman, who died in a car accident on
Frank P. Castronovo Jr., SPH '70 (PhD), has been inducted
as a fellow in the American College of Radiology. He is the
director of health physics and radiopharmacology at Brigham
and Women's Hospital, an associate professor of radiology
at Harvard Medical School, and an adjunct clinical
professor in radiopharmacology at Massachusetts College of
Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences in Boston.
Richard Axel, Med '71, a professor at Columbia University
and investigator at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has
been named to the American Philosophical Society.
Barbara Awalt, SPSBE '76, and Paul Rhetts have published Nicholas Herrara: Visiones de mi Coraz&oacuate;n.
Andrew Hament, A&S '77, an attorney with the Melbourne, FL, office of Gray Harris, has won an important case (Phillip T. Breuer v. Jim's Concrete of Brevard) before the U.S. Supreme Court. Hament argued that Jim's Concrete had the right to move the case from state court to a federal court.
Charles Abramovic Jr., Peab '78 (MM), associate professor
of keyboard at Temple University's Esther Boyer College of
Music and Department of Dance, has been awarded the Temple
University 2003 Faculty Award for Creative Achievement.
Adrienne Israel, A&S '79, '84 (PhD), has been named chief
academic officer of Guilford College in Greensboro, North
Carolina. She is a history and intercultural studies
professor and head of the college's humanities division.
She was interim associate academic dean during the
2001-2002 school year and was the interim vice president
for academic affairs and academic dean for the past school
Hershel Raff, SPH '81 (PhD), is co-author of a recently
published college textbook titled Vander's Human Physiology
Rabbi Eric Polokoff, A&S '83, received his Sacred Theology master's degree from Yale Divinity School in May.
Earl James Campazzi, A&S '84, SPH '86 (MHS), SPH '96 (MPH), earned an MBA from Duke University in 1999 and was chief resident of preventive medicine at Hopkins School of Public Health following his two-year MPH in the same program. He served on the executive committee of the Johns Hopkins Alumni Council for three years, received the Lange First Year Medical Student Leadership Award, and has authored several publications. He has been on the staff at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, for almost three years and is a senior associate consultant and an instructor in the Mayo School of Medicine.
Karen Angel, A&S '85, has been named assistant editor of
the Asian Wall Street Journal's Personal Journal section.
Based in Hong Kong, she can be contacted at
Scott F. Burns, A&S '86, who is married with two children,
has been named one of Baltimore magazine's Top Lawyers. He
specializes in personal injury law.
Lloyd Melnick, A&S '87, and his wife, Jill, are excited to announce the adoption of their son, Carter Dinhtri, last September. They write: "Carter is a healthy and very happy baby, originally from Vietnam, and a wonderful addition to our family."
Robert L. Gould, A&S '88 (MA), has joined Constellation Energy Group as manager of corporate communications, where he will oversee media relations and internal and strategic communications.
Laura (Perlinn) Donegan, A&S '89, writes: "I'm finally
leaving Andrews AFB and the USAF this summer and will be
joining the internal medicine residency teaching staff at
Greater Baltimore Medical Center. My husband, Robert, is
already practicing there in the hematology/oncology clinic.
We have three children: Ciara, Kristin, and Liam."
Elizabeth Alves, A&S '90, and her husband, Mark, recently
celebrated the birth of their second child, Henry, who was
born on October 21. She writes: "Big brother Sam turns 2 at
the end of April, and his parents think he's a future
candidate for a Hopkins degree in engineering, if the
design of block buildings is any indication." Elizabeth
works part-time as deputy controller at a public health
Stephen M. Reid, SPSBE '92 (MA), of Myersville, Maryland, retired in April as the director of Emergency Services for the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department in Washington, D.C. In his new position as president of Stephen M. Reid and Associates Inc., he offers strategic operational analysis and planning as well as customized training programs to emergency service agencies, associations, and private industry. In August 2002, he received the prestigious Chief Fire Officer Designation from the International Association of Fire Chiefs.
Charles R. Beamon III, A&S '93, writes: "I am currently
serving as a general medical officer with the Marines in
Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom and doing well. I plan to
continue a urology residency after I return to the United
Jeffrey Hoch, A&S '94 (MA), SPH '99 (PhD), received the Award for Methodology Excellence from the International Society for Pharmaco-economics and Outcomes Research. Irshad Shaikh, SPH '94, '01 (PhD), is the survey coordinator for the United Nations' National Rapid Assessment Survey in Iraq, a project likely to take two to three months. Shaikh also served as the survey coordinator for the Afghanistan Injury, Mortality, & Disability survey (A-IMDS), a joint project of CDC, UNICEF, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation.
Susan Ewart, SPH '95 (PhD), associate professor of
large-animal clinical sciences at Michigan State
University's College of Veterinary Medicine, has received
the Pfizer Animal Health Award for Research Excellence. The
award recognized the international prominence of her
research to identify the genes that predispose some cats
and humans to allergic asthma.
Stacy Bennett, A&S '96, SPH '98, married David Messerly, of
Warren, Ohio on April 5. She writes: "David and I both work
at the University of North Carolina Hospital. I am about to
start my second year as a general surgery resident, and
Dave is entering his second year as an emergency medicine
resident. Other alumni at the wedding were Jennifer
(Askanzai) Caplan, A&S '96; Carlene (Barents) Kuczma, A&S
'96; Brian Kuczma, A&S '97; Cara (Vivarelli) O'Neill and
Todd O'Neill, A&S '97; Joanna Mondgiardo, A&S '96; Amy
Dodrill, A&S '95; Christy Peterson-Winter and Matt Winter,
A&S '94; Michelle Lapinski, A&S '96; and Vanessa Bakert,
Geoffrey Corb, Engr '97, and Jennifer Greene Corb, A&S '98,
of Stratford, Connecticut, welcomed their first child,
Alyssa Lauren, on March 18.
Jorge Conde, A&S '98, is an associate in the biotechnology
investment banking group at Morgan Stanley and plans to
attend Harvard Business School in the fall.
Arvind Bakhru, Engr '99, and Julie Mallinger, A&S '01, were
married on June 22, at The Hopkins Club. The wedding and
the reception were attended by many Hopkins alumni and
faculty. Julie is currently doing research at the
University of Rochester's Cancer Center on the psychosocial
needs of breast cancer survivors and is finishing her
master's degree in public health. Arvind completed a
master's degree in public health at Yale in 2001 and is
beginning his third year of medical school at the
University of Rochester.
Bryan M. McMillan, SPSBE '00, '02, program manager for
Egypt Air Defense Programs Northrop Grumman Corporation,
writes: "Marijke, Sebastian, Elisabeth, and I are thrilled
to announce the arrival of our son, Nicholas Eric Thomas
Adam F. Dorin, SPSBE '01, writes: "After practicing in Maryland for nearly 10 years, I moved my wife and three children to sunny San Diego. It's been almost a year now, and we absolutely love it here! I work with a big all-physician, all-board-certified anesthesiology group and also function as the medical director of a six-operating-room, freestanding surgery center."
Matt Paradise, Engr '03 (MS), has played an active role in the global war on terrorism while assigned to Carrier Air Wing FIVE in the Arabian Sea. His unit is aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, homeported in Yokosuka, Japan.
1929: Paul L. Cordish, A&S '29, who graduated with honors from Yale Law School in 1932, died on April 8. A former state delegate representing Baltimore City and special Maryland representative to the National Emergency Defense Council, he helped draft emergency laws in anticipation of World War II. He served on the board of the Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore and was a supporter of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society.
1931: Randolph S. Rothschild, A&S '31, a patron of contemporary American music and a retired attorney, died in March. Mr. Rothschild was a major benefactor of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Peabody Conservatory, and the old Chamber Music Society of Baltimore. In 1936, he joined the Sun Life Insurance Co. of America, a company founded by his father, Solomon Rothschild. He rose to become vice president and general counsel before his retirement in 1972.
1932: James Royall Tippett Jr., A&S '32, a retired attorney and decorated World War II veteran, died in March of pneumonia. A partner in the law firm of Hinkley and Singley, he was later associated with other firms, including Clapp and Somerville, and Whiteford Taylor and Preston. He retired in 1996. A member of the American, Maryland, and Baltimore bar associations, Mr. Tippett also belonged to the American Judicature Society. He was elected to the University of Maryland Law School's Order of the Coif.
1933: Abram Bergson, A&S '33, an expert on Soviet economic studies who taught at Harvard for almost 50 years, died on April 23. During World War II, he was chief of the Soviet subdivision at the Office of Strategic Services. He is survived by his wife, Rita Macht-Bergson, three daughters, and three grandchildren.
1941: Elliott Jaques, Med '41, a psychoanalyst, social scientist, and management consultant who coined the phrase "midlife crisis" and urged companies to adopt hierarchies that reflected employees' abilities to handle long-range assignments, died on March 8. Dr. Jaques wrote more than 20 books. He is survived by his wife, his daughter, his son, and three grandchildren.
1942: Charles H. Westermeyer, Engr '42, died on January 7. He was an electrical engineer who worked for Western Electric and AT&T Technologies until his retirement in 1981.
1944: Philip Whittlesey, Med '44, an internist who practiced medicine in Baltimore for 55 years, died in February. Dr. Whittlesey maintained a solo private practice and was an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins, teaching a class in diagnostic techniques. An avid athlete for much of his life, he also enjoyed bird watching, gardening, computers, and kites. Until about five years ago, he flew a single-engine, two-seat Cessna 150.
1947: Roy Foresti, Engr '47, a chemical engineer who served 17 years as chairman of the chemical engineering department at Catholic University, died March 16. His specialties and publications included combustion and flame technology, kinetics, thermodynamics, and heat transfer. After retiring from Catholic, Dr. Foresti was a chemical engineer for seven years at Vitro Laboratories.
1956: Donald S. O'Hara, A&S '56, died February 2.
1959: Carroll X. Skurzynski, Peab '59, also known as Carroll Skinner, was a professional musician and an educator in the Baltimore County school system. His musical career included accompanying Frank Sinatra Jr. and playing with the Zim Zemarel Orchestra.
1964: Joseph C. Callahan, Engr '64, a weapons research manager at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died in March. In 1967, Mr. Callahan joined the former Edgewood Arsenal, the military's center for chemical weapons research and training that later became part of the Aberdeen Proving Ground. He retired in 1996 and is survived by his wife, four daughters, and 11 grandchildren.
1967: George McGee Jr., SPSBE '67, a retired Westinghouse supervisor, died on February 23. He retired in 1993, after 33 years in the field engineering services division. He worked at Westinghouse operations in Annapolis, Baltimore, and Hunt Valley, and also spent time in Tehran, Iran. Mr. McGee was a member of Rolling Road Country Club, the Westinghouse Veterans Association, the Scabbard and Blade Society, the Marine Technology Society, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
1968: George Seaman, Peab '68, principal cellist of the Boston-based Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra and a stalwart of Boston's community of freelance instrumentalists, died on March 30.
1976: Janet Kelly, SAIS '76, editor-in-chief of The Daily Journal newspaper and a political analyst in Caracas, has died. Ms. Kelly served as the dean of public policy at the Institute of Higher Administration Studies in Caracas, where she had been a professor since 1982. In February, Kelly led a group that purchased The Daily Journal, Caracas' English-language newspaper. She is survived by two children, Juan Pablo and Daniel Escobar.
1976: Geoffrey Ivan Kelso, A&S '76 (PhD), a partner at Kelso Atkinson, a human resources firm based in Melbourne, Australia, died on November 8. He is survived by his wife, Anne; son, Paul; and daughter, Amanda.
1981: Linda Carol Brooks, SPSBE '81, died on January 27.
1982: Christopher Stewart Campbell, A&S 82, died on January 19, in Portland, Oregon. While at Johns Hopkins, Chris co-founded the Progressive Student Union, which provided forums for debate on topics such as the war in El Salvador, the Middle East, and South Africa. After getting his master's degree in engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic in 1992, he worked as a software engineer, including 10 years of employment with Synopsis Inc., of Beaverton, Oregon. He enjoyed playing guitar, writing music, hiking, and camping.
1985: Thomas H. Park, A&S '85, an expert in the treatment of cardiac rhythm disorders, died September 12, of myocarditis, a viral infection of the heart. He was in cardiology practice with the DuPage Medical Group at Central DuPage Hospital and was the author of numerous publications in his field. He is survived by his wife, twin sons, and a daughter.
1988: Robert Goldhammer, A&S '88 (PhD), an assistant geology professor at the University of Texas, died in an automobile accident during a summer field trip with some of his students. He had begun teaching at the university in 2001. Before that, he worked as a consultant and researcher for Exxon and other energy companies.
1992: John Jeffrey Wyman, SPSBE '92, a marketing manager at Avaya Communications in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, was killed in a car accident on March 14. Surviving are his wife, Karen, and two daughters, Katelyn and Grace.
The Woodrow Wilson Award
Eric K. Noji, SPH '87, helped develop the national biodefense system in the months following September 11, when he was appointed senior medical advisor to the White House Office of Homeland Security in the Executive Office of the President. A former faculty member at the School of Medicine, he currently is the special assistant to the U.S. Surgeon General for Homeland Security and Disaster Medicine in Washington, D.C.
John C. Rodowski, Engr '53, president of Discovery Pharmaceuticals, has contributed outstanding service and leadership to Johns Hopkins for almost 50 years. As vice-chair of the Society of Engineering Alumni, a representative for the Admissions Office to high school students, and class agent for the Annual Fund, he continues to dedicate himself to the involvement of alumni with the University and the Whiting School.
Norma Ray Blumberg, the wife of former director of Alumni Relations, Stanley Blumberg, A&S '35, died of respiratory failure on June 27. She was 81. After raising three children, Mrs. Blumberg became a librarian and branch manager for the Enoch Pratt Free Library and was a docent at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. After the death of her husband, Norma Blumberg was a constant presence at alumni events and an integral member of the Alumni Association. Surviving are her two sons, Andrew S. Blumberg of Rodgers Forge and David R. Blumberg of Roland Park; a daughter, Helen E. Blumberg, A&S '73, of Lutherville; and three grandchildren.
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