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Felix A. Stanziola, A&S '33, has published his autobiography in Spanish, La Radiografia de un Medico. It has been considered by the Readers Circle of the Santamaria La Antigua University as the Book of the Month for April 2001.


Eli M. Lippman, A&S '36, continues in the practice of orthopedic surgery in Baltimore and West Palm Beach, Florida, where he spends his winters. He writes: "It seems that I have not heard much from anybody in my class that I was close to or friendly with while we lived at Alumni Memorial Hall. I trust all of my classmates are living and well. I have enjoyed the ride from 1936 until today."


Daniel R. Stull, A&S '37 (PhD), writes: "After three years teaching chemistry at East Carolina University, I joined the Dow Chemical Company at Midland, Michigan, and became their resident thermochemist. I was made director of their Thermal Research Laboratory. When Sputnik was launched, Dow was the only chemical company with a thermal laboratory. We developed the JANAF Thermochemical Tables under contract for the U.S. Department of Defense. I retired as a consultant."


Peter Stern, A&S '43, writes: "After a lifetime of writing light verse and parodies, at age 80 (after two years of collecting and organizing them), I published my work." His book, At Eighty, includes several ballads on Hopkins.


Seymour M. Panitz, A&S '44, of Rockville, Md., an American rabbi, is retired and writes: "I occupy my time in the way that I would recommend to any retired person: travel (largely to spend time with my four daughters and five grandchildren), reading and writing, volunteering for several professional organizations, and serving as an occasional Torah reader." Before his retirement, he devoted nearly a half century to the American rabbinate, mainly in the pulpit.


Frances Ann Delaplaine Randall, A&S '47 (MA), is chairman of the board of directors for Randall Family LLC, the organization that has recently purchased The Frederick News-Post. She is involved in many Frederick, Maryland, community volunteer ventures and has received numerous awards for her work. In addition, she is interested in Frederick County history and writes for The Frederick News-Post and speaks on the subject. Her book, Mirror on Frederick, was published by The Job Shop in 1998. Ms. Randall's hobbies include swimming, biking, travel, photography, and her grandchildren.


Eugene Blank, A&S '48, Med '54, writes: "I am years into retirement and still able to enjoy it. My son-in-law, Isaac Bankman, is the editor-in-chief of an excellent and much-needed new book, Handbook of Medical Imaging: Processing and Analysis."


Louis D. Rubin Jr., A&S'49 (MA), '54 (PhD), the editor or author of over 50 books, has published his latest, An Honorable Estate, with the Louisiana State University Press. An Honorable Estate is a memoir of his earliest love--the newspaper business. Dr. Rubin is founder of Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, founder of the creative writing program at Hollins College, and a University Distinguished Professor of English Emeritus at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Albert J. Wetzel, Engr '50 (MS), has been inducted into the Tulane Engineering Hall of Fame, one of the highest honors bestowed by the School of Engineering.


Eugene H. Galen, A&S '55, practiced internal medicine in Beverly Hills, California, from 1963 until his retirement in 1996. Now, he spends his time sailing and traveling the world.

The sounds of jazz fill the air at Homewood in 1958. 1960

Murray W. Lindenthal, SPSBE '60 (BS), retired in 1996 to Waterford, Connecticut, after 15 years with Aydin Corp Wist as vice president.


Howard B. Garfinkel, A&S '61, writes, "I have been married to Sandy since 1994. I have two married sons and four grandchildren. I am teaching and practicing consultative nephrology at Danbury (Connecticut) Hospital and am an associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale University."


Larry Aronson, A&S '62, is currently working for the state of Michigan as the main medical consultant for disability claims. He writes: "My older daughter, Elizabeth, is a professional musician and is principal oboe for several orchestras, while the younger, Robin, is a professional actress. My son, Carl, lives only one hour away, and I enjoy visiting him, his wife, and their three children--my grandchildren." Mr. Aronson enjoys gardening, exercise, reading, sporting events, movies, plays, and concerts. Al Bricetti, A&S '62, served 20 years in the Air Force Medical Service and has been a private/commercial pilot for 28 years, logging 1,700 hours in the air. Robert J. Dymowski, A&S '62, retired from Milliman & Robertson Inc., in 1995, and is currently active in volunteer activities.
   Melvin Goodman, A&S '62, published two books in 2001: The Wars of Edward Shevardnadze with Lyn Ekedahl (Brassey's Publishers) and The Phantom Defense (Praeger).
   Milton Hess, Engr '62, writes: "After a year of semi-retirement, Cecia and I are on yet another foreign assignment with AMS. This time we're in Melbourne, Australia, where I'm doing a consulting engagement with a large bank. We've been here since January and hope to be here through the end of 2001."
   Martin Pall, A&S '62, writes: "I am working on a new paradigm of human disease, the mechanism of chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivities, fibromyalgia, and post-traumatic stress disorder."
   Bob Raub, A&S '62, writes that he is retired and living at the River Wilderness Golf & Country Club on the west coast of Florida. His hobbies include teaching tennis and running a Munchkin Tennis program, hosting an Elderhostel tennis program, fitness, managing investments, quality family time and activities, golf, the Internet, courses at the community college, travel, and entertaining.


Gerard V. Trunk, Engr '63, '67 (PhD), retired on January 3, 2001, as superintendent of the radar division of the Naval Research Laboratory.


Eugene W. Zeltmann, A&S '64 (MA), '67 (PhD), president and chief operating officer of the New York Power Authority, has been elected to a four-year term on the Electric Power Research Institute Board of Directors.


Donald Bierly, A&S '67, works for the Lancaster, Pennsylvania, School District, where he is a computer science instructor and high school academic scheduler--i.e., the person responsible for creating and maintaining the campus's master schedule of classes.
   John Chaffee, A&S '67, has published three books: The Thinker's Way (Little, Brown, & Co.), Thinking Critically (Houghton Mifflin), and Critical Thinking, Thoughtful Writing (Houghton Mifflin).
   Henry Cohn, A&S '67, has been a judge with the Connecticut Superior Court since 1997. He is presently assigned to administrative appeals.
   James Connolly, A&S '67, who is a grandfather, is still in the trial business for insurance carriers. He writes: "My golf game falters, but I will bring my clubs anywhere."
   Willard H. Dean, A&S '67, writes: "I moved to a rural area outside Santa Fe, New Mexico, two years ago. I work as a holistic general practitioner in a home office, three and a half days a week, and I stay active with exercise and outdoor activities."
   "I have been a reader and consultant for the Educational Testing Service since 1990," writes Ray Della, A&S '67, "and currently teach an adjunct course on AP United States History. I retired as a realtor in 2000, and retired again as an instructor at Candaigua Academy in June 2001."
   Joseph L. DeVitis, A&S '67, SPSBE '69 (MEd), is professor of education and human development at the University of Louisville in Kentucky.
   Pablo Drobny, A&S '67, and his family are enjoying their beachside life, family, dogs, friends, and lots of travel.
   Richard Allen Hays, A&S '67, writes: "The graduate program in public policy that I direct at the University of Northern Iowa recently received a Community Outreach Partnership Center grant from HUD to do neighborhood capacity building in low-income areas of Waterloo, Iowa. My book, Who Speaks for the Poor?, was published by Rutledge in May 2001."
   Larry Hopwood, A&S '67, writes: "Since my wife is busy traveling to Belize as international coordinator for Birds Without Borders, I've taken more time to explore my new interests--yoga, Buddhist philosophy, and meditation--while working less as an independent consultant in the medical field."
   Nicholas Hutton, A&S '67, writes: "I interpret for, and generally assist, asylum applicants to the United Kingdom. I work from home on a part-time basis." Steven Mason, A&S '67, writes: "I retired in 1995 from the U.S. Army Reserve, Judge Advocate General's Corps as Lt. Colonel, after nearly 28 years of service. I was recently certified by the Florida Supreme Court as family mediator to help resolve divorces and other family conflicts. I am awaiting certification as a circuit court civil suit mediator."
   Bill Schenck, A&S '67, retired in August 2000 from his job at the Library of Congress. Walter Sommers, A&S '67, writes: "I am enjoying middle age. I'm grateful that my health is fine, and I plan to work until I am 70. I play baseball in an over-40 league on the weekends."


D. Adam Kline, A&S '68, writes: "I'm now in my second term as state senator from an urban district in Seattle, which I represent in Washington State Legislature as an unabashed liberal. My wife, Laura Gene Middaugh, is a judge of the Superior Court."


Bruce Benton, SAIS '72 (MA), manager of the Onchocerciasis Coordination Unit in the Human Development Department of the Africa Region of the World Bank, has been awarded the Special Presidential Award from that organization. Mr. Benton was recognized for his 15-year commitment to the eradication of onchocerciasis, also known as river blindness, in Africa.
   Henry Breiteneicher, A&S '71, has been named acting solicitor by the National Relations Board, where he has been an attorney since 1979. Mr. Breiteneicher lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with his wife, Darlene. They have three children.
   Marshall B. Kapp, A&S '71, is the author of Lessons in Law and Aging: A Tool for Educators & Students and Ethics, Law and Aging Review, Vol. 7: Liability Issues and Risk Management in Caring for Older Persons.


Lee Amsler, A&S '72, is enjoying his medical practice, family, and cycling.
   Colin Cline, A&S '72, has spent 28 years with the U.S. Navy (civilian) in research, development, acquisition, test, and evaluation of naval aircraft and aircraft systems. He currently works for the Naval Air Systems Command.
   Michael R. Dunn, A&S '72, is vice president of international marketing for Sun Life Financial Services Limited Bermuda. He is living in the Boston area with his wife, Michele, and daughter, Caroline.
   Barry Levy, A&S '72, is a neurologist practicing in the Chicago suburbs. His daughter, Sharon, is a senior at Johns Hopkins.
   G. Mark Loreto, A&S '72, writes: "I am managing a niche-oriented commercial financial company and living vicariously through two daughters at college. I am also getting used to a new son and trying to complete training and testing for an instrument rating to my pilot's license."
   Paul Maier, A&S '72, holds two patents in the area of high availability for databases. He also is a part-time composer and a mountaineer.
   Robert Parsley, A&S '72, writes: "I am still in Miami and married with two children. For the past 18 years, I have been a landscape architect, running a full-service design/build firm for South Florida and the Caribbean."
   Steven Snow, A&S '72, is a commercially rated pilot--for fun and for business. Professionally, he is a corporate and commercial litigator handling complex federal cases, mostly in New England.
   Leslie Stellman, A&S '72, is co-authoring a book on school law, titled Teachers and the Law.


Jeffrey M. Epstein, A&S '73, is a neurosurgeon and pain specialist, married to another pain specialist. He has three children: David, Ariel, and Allison.


John B. Levitt, A&S '75, is vice president of Gregoire Advisory Services Inc.


Sara Hirschfeld Lee, SPSBE '76 (MS), earned a medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. She received the Ivan E. Shalit Prize for excellence in care of patients and the Irwin H. Lepow Student Research Day Prize. Dr. Lee plans to complete a residency in pediatrics at the University Hospitals of Cleveland.


Robert Buchanan, A&S '77, writes: "Having spent two years as a retailing executive in Canada with Hudson's Bay, two years ago I returned to the United States to head up the retailing and industry research team at A.G. Edwards in St. Louis."
   John Dierkes, A&S '77, serves as Chairman of the Board of the Baltimore Inner City Children's Charity, an after-school and summer camp program. He has returned to swimming after 25 years by joining a master's swimming program.
   Marc Duvoisin writes: "I just changed jobs, moving from The Philadelphia Inquirer, where I had worked as a reporter, foreign correspondent, and editor, to The Los Angeles Times, where I am an assistant managing editor."
   Jeffrey Engel, A&S '77, writes: "With three teenagers, a wife working full time (out of the house), and career, there's no time for anything new!" Anne M. Higgins, SPSBE '77 (MLA), had her first book of poetry, At the Year's Elbow, published by Mellen Poetry Press. Sister Higgins teaches at Mt. St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
   Michael Hoffheimer, A&S '77, has published Fiddling for Viola. He also is researching blues fiddlers in the Mississippi Delta in the 1920s and 1930s. He reports that his work on Hegel, race, and law is ongoing.
   Lillian Ingster, A&S '77, writes: "I am working to finish my PhD in healthcare policy. My youngest child, Samuel A.C. Leighton, is age 2, bringing the total to four sons."
   Peter Leung, A&S '77, who volunteers for the JHU Annual Fund in the Sacramento area, has received board certification in toxicology.
    Sam Matz, A&S '77, has been elected president of the medical staff of Maryland's Carroll County General Hospital for 2000-2002. He has been a member of the board of directors since 1999. He also has been the team physician for Western Maryland and Mt. St. Mary's Colleges since 1987.
   Richard Page, A&S '77, writes: "After 10 years in a staff model HMO, I love having my own allergy practice. I have lots of time to bicycle and exercise, and I recently married--quite happily. God has blessed me."
   Ira D. Papel, Med '77, has been elected vice president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and treasurer of the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.
   David Scotti, A&S '77, writes: "My eldest daughter, Julie, has turned 16 and is doing competitive cheerleading; my son, Matthew, has turned four, and my daughter, Molly, will soon be two. I have merged my law practice into another firm and have a busy construction law practice.


Harold Potischman, A&S '79, has recently joined the Pervasive Computing Division at IBM Corporation as business development executive for emerging technologies. He was previously with IBM's Tivoli Systems unit. Harold and his wife, Ruth, live in Ardsley, New York, with their children, Joseph and Anna.


Geoffrey Simon, Peab '80 (DMA), conducted the Library of Congress Chorale's June concert of the music of Samuel Barber and Lalo Schifen.


Amy Lin, A&S '82, Peab '84 (MM), Peab '90 (AD), is professor of piano at the Conservatoire National de Strasbourg in France.
   Adrienne Subotnik Sharp, A&S '82 (MA), has published her first book of fiction (see p. 65), White Swan, Black Swan (Random House, June 2001). She is the daughter of Norman and Rona Subotnik, A&S '49 (BA), and the niece of Leo Subotnik, A&S '47 (BA) and Myron Subotnik, A&S '49 (BA). She was a recipient of the Elliott Coleman Award in Writing at her graduation. Ms. Sharp lives in Los Angeles with her screenwriter husband, Todd, and their two children.


Ashvin T. Ragoowansi, A&S '83, is now in a private practice in neurosurgery in Pittsburgh.
   Anne Lehman Toffey, SPSBE '83 (MAS), is an Oracle consultant and wellness consultant, specializing in nutritional analysis.


Roscoe M. Moore Jr., SPH '85 (MPH), has been awarded the first Dean's Award from the Medical University of Southern Africa in Pretoria, South Africa, for his contributions to the development of the National School of Public Health, which was founded in 1997. He was also appointed adjunct professor of epidemiology. Dr. Moore is associate director for development support and African affairs for the Office of International and Refugee Health, Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and assistant surgeon general, U.S. Public Health Service.
   Douglas M. Richter, A&S '85, writes: "I am now living in Moorestown, New Jersey, with my wife, Judy, and our three beautiful girls. I am working in Willingboro as a cardiologist at Rancocas Hospital."
   Myrna R. Whitworth, SAIS '85 (MA), of Laurel, Md., has been appointed acting director of the Voice of America. In this position, she will oversee more than 900 hours a week of VOA broadcasts in English and 52 other languages to some 91 million listeners around the world.


Ronne Patrick, A&S '86, has been appointed dean of the office of undergraduate admissions at Northeastern University in Boston. She was previously associate director of marketing at the University of Maryland's office of undergraduate admissions.


Joseph H. Axelrod, A&S '88 (MLA), is heli-skiing in the British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 62.
   John Alan Friedel, SPSBE '88 (MAS), is new products development manager for International Paper's decorative services division in Odenton, Maryland.
   James W. Harris, A&S '88, writes: "My wife, Maureen, and I welcomed home our daughter, Cecilia Elizabeth, on December 22."


Susan J. Land, A&S '89, writes: "I recently became associated with the Law Office of Phyllis J. Erlich in Towson, Maryland, after practicing with the same law firm for almost eight years. I will be continuing to concentrate in domestic law and district court criminal matters, while learning elder law and Medicaid planning."


Richard G. Puller, A&S '90 (MLA), of Phoenix, Md., has been named director of campus safety at Hood College.
   Jonathan Wagner, Engr '90, is information systems manager of development at Wonderware Corporation. He lives in Irvine, California.


Steven Barnum, Engr '91 (MS), has taken command of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's ship Whiting. Whiting is a 163-foot survey vessel that conducts hydrographic and bathymetric surveys for NOAA's nautical charting and ocean mapping program.
   Jennifer J. Sosnowski, A&S '91, writes: "I am still living and working in Phoenix, playing in the sun and waiting for the man in my life to move back to Phoenix from Portland."

Hopkins running back Paul Ferreri takes off during a 1991 blue Jay match-up against Gettysburg. 1992

Harinder Dhillon, A&S '92, is selling real estate with Prudential in Pleasanton, California.
   Erik D. Ramanathan, A&S '92, is director of the legal department of Ion Clone Systems, a biotech company developing human cancer therapeutics.
   Cynthia Stapp, SAIS '92 (MA), has been named the communications division's assistant director and public relations manager at The American Academy of Family Physicians. In this position, she is responsible for strategic oversight of all Academy public relations activities, including issue positioning and media relations. She will also be working closely with the Academy's 55 constituent chapters to help them promote family practice as a medical specialty.
   Winston Wen-Chi Tseng, A&S '93, is a doctoral candidate of sociology at the University of California-San Francisco. His dissertation title is "Asian Community Organizations, Social Capital, and Transnational Social Networks." He plans to graduate in 2002.


Adnan Hyder, SPH '93 (MPH), '98 (PhD), has been selected as the recipient of the 2001 APHA International Health Section Mid-Career Award.


Rolf Erdahl, Peab '94 (DMA), is principal bass for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He also has been awarded a bass position in the Breckenridge Music Festival. He announces the birth of his daughter, Ada Roe Erdahl, on May 1, 2000.
   Chris Iorio, A&S '94, writes: "In April, my wife and I had the most beautiful baby girl ever born in the entire universe. Her name is Julia. In June, we each finished our residencies at Vanderbilt University and moved to Columbus, Indiana. I am now in private practice with Columbus Internal Medicine Associates."
   Gregory James Riely, A&S '94, earned a medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He was a graduate of the Medical Scientist Training Program. Dr. Riely plans to complete a residency in internal medicine at NYP Hospital-NY Cornell in New York.


Pia Pyne Miller, A&S '95, writes: "In August, I married filmmaker Preston 'Mick' Miller in New York in a traditional (but funky) Hindu ceremony. After Hopkins, I had moved back to New York to complete an MPH at Columbia University. I currently work as the marketing manager for medical and scientific journals at a major publishing firm.
   Margaret (Huh) Lipstein's, A&S '95, daughter was my flower girl. Melissa (Bernstein) Judge, A&S '94, and Cynthia Lawson were among my bridesmaids. Also in attendance were Sonja (Contin) Davis, A&S '97, Sean Salmela, Eng '95, Julie (Pal) Agrawal, A&S '92, and Piktu Mukherji, A&S '92,. We went on a honeymoon to Greece and Turkey and are just beginning to settle into married life. If any old friends want to drop me a line, I'd love to hear from you at"


James H. Gibson, SPH '96 (MPH), is assistant commissioner of veterinary and pest control services for the New York City Department of Health.
   Peter Y. Lee, A&S '96, has joined the New Jersey office of Harris Beach LLP, as an associate in the Business and Commercial Litigation and Business Transactions Practice Groups. He will focus in the areas of commercial litigation, business transactions, personal injury, medical malpractice, and premises liability.
   Mary C. Roary, PH '96 (MHS), has received two awards: Fifty Influential Minorities in Business from Minority Business & Professionals Network, Inc.; and the 40-Under-Forty Achievement Award from The Network Journal's Black Professional and Small Business Magazine.
   Michelle Truett, Nurs '96 (BS), is working in the ICU at York Hospital. She is married and living in Pennsylvania.


Mary Jean Babic, A&S '97 (MA), and Lou Rosenfeld were married on October 6 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Mary Jean, a freelance writer, is completing an MFA degree in creative writing at Warren Wilson College. Lou is an information architecture consultant and co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web. They live in Ann Arbor. Charles B. Bott, Engr '97 (MS), has graduated from Virginia Tech with a PhD in civil and environmental engineering. At Virginia Tech, he received a Cunningham Fellowship. In 2001, he was chosen the Outstanding Graduate Student for the College of Engineering. Dr. Bott will become an environmental engineer for Parsons Engineering Science Inc. in Fairfax, Virginia.
   Orlando Cotto, Peab '97, has joined the Northern Illinois University School of Music percussion faculty as assistant professor. Mr. Cotto is a distinguished marimbist and has performed at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention, numerous colleges and universities, many percussion festivals, and at several Days of Percussion throughout the United States. In September 2000 he was a semi-finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Afro-Latin Jazz Band Drum Competition at the Kennedy Center.
   Jeffrey Charles Fetter, A&S '97, earned a medical degree at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. He will complete is residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
   Karen (Benjamin) Guzzo, A&S '97, and Mark Guzzo, A&S '98, were married in northeast Maryland on June 23. Members of the wedding party included Jim Guzzo, A&S '96, Jennifer Askanazi, A&S '96, Vanessa Bakert, A&S '97, Chris Rom, A&S '97, and Pat Kreschock, A&S '98. Other Hopkins grads in attendance were Joanna Mongiardo, A&S '96, Aimee DiDomenico, A&S '97, and Jim San Filippo, A&S '98. Karen is currently earning her PhD in sociology from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and Mark is entering his fourth year of Columbia Medical School. Jonathan L. Hansen, Engr '97, received a doctor of medicine degree on June 8, from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Following graduation, Dr. Hansen begins a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center.
   Avinash Lalith Mohan, A&S '97, earned a medical degree at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. Dr. Mohan plans on completing a residency in neurosurgery at the New York Medical College. Emily Richards, A&S '97 (MA), writes: "Congratulations and best wishes to Lou and Mary Jean (Babic), A&S '97 (MA). Also, I was happy to hear from J.C. Hallman, A&S '97 (MA), who has already spent the hefty advance he was paid for his non-fiction book about chess, forthcoming in 2002.


Bonnie Burgess, A&S '98, has published her first book, Fate of the Wild: The Endangered Species Act and the Future of Biodiversity (University of Georgia Press, June 2001). Gregory Dolin, A&S '98, writes: "I have just been elected speaker of the American Medical Association-Medical Students Section and will serve a one-year term. I am currently taking an extended leave of absence from my medical studies at the State University of New York-Stony Brook School of Medicine to pursue a law degree at Georgetown University. I am always glad to hear from other JHU alums and can be reached at"
   Andrew Neill Lang, A&S '98, is working as an architect in Pittsburgh. He designs healthcare and institutional facilities.
   Jonathan Ross Weinberger, A&S '98, has finished his master's in U.S. foreign policy with two fellowships. He is currently pursing his law degree.


Ian Lee Brown, SPSBE '99 (MS), has been appointed assistant executive director of Cedar Crest Village in Riverdale, New Jersey. Cedar Crest Village is a continuing care retirement community.
   Jonathan Fuld, A&S '99, is in his second of four years as a joint JD/MBA candidate at the Fordham School of Law and the Fordham School of Business in Manhattan.
   Gulnar Hafiz, SPH '99 (MPH) and Zubair Khan, SPH '00 (MPH), announce the birth of Shyamaa Khan on June 17 at Johns Hopkins Hospital.


James Annand, Engr '99, and Kari Rosenthal Annand, A&S '00, were married on July 7, in Lucerne, Maine. Jonathan Wason, A&S '00, served as best man for the ceremony. The couple resides in Sammamish, Washington, where they both work for Microsoft. He is a software test engineer, and she is a technical editor.
   Jane M. Fall-Dickson, Nursing '00 (PhD), is a clinical research fellow at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research at the National Institutes of Health, working with clinical trials for oral complications from cancer chemotherapy.
   William C. Harris, A&S '00 (PhD), of Newburg, Pa., has been appointed assistant professor of English at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania.

In Memoriam

For tributes to those alumni who lost their lives in the September 11 attack on America, turn to Losses Unbearable.

1927: Alexander Frankwich, Engr '27, died on June 4. Mr. Frankwich had a long career with the Western Electric Company, where he had eight registered U.S. patents for designing the machines to produce the transatlantic telephone cable. Upon retirement, he enrolled at Adelphi University, and, at age 72, received a master's degree in education, after which he taught mathematics at the high school level. He was an accomplished cellist and had played with the Baltimore Parks Symphony Orchestra.

1928: Meyer William Israel Jacobson, A&S '28, a retired Baltimore pulmonary specialist and internist who practiced medicine for more than 50 years, died in July. Dr. Jacobson retired in 1986 and lived in New Orleans for five years. He is survived by his two children.

1930: William C. Eichelberger, A&S '30 (PhD), who worked as a research chemist for Solvay Process Division of Allied Chemical Company in Syracuse for 32 years, died on July 16. He was a member of many professional organizations and also led and financially supported many activities in the Presbyterian churches and the rescue missions with which he was associated over his lifetime. He is survived by his wife, two children, seven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

1930: Frank Purnell Gould, A&S '30, a longtime Washington resident and a lawyer with the Navy's Judge Advocate General's Corps at the Pentagon from the 1950s until retiring as commander in the 1970s, died July 2. Commander Gould had a private law practice in Washington until the 1980s.

1932: Walter B. Belitz Jr., Engr '32, a mechanical engineer who was the former capital project engineer for Maryland's public school construction program, died in July. He was a registered professional engineer, a certified code enforcement officer, and a life member of the American Society of Professional Engineers. He is survived by his son, a sister, and a granddaughter.

1932: Charles H. Whitby III, Engr '32, died on June 23, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania. He spent most of his professional life with Baltimore Gas and Electric Company. He is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

1933: Albert J. Silverman, A&S '33, '52 (MA), author and former head of the history department at Polytechnic Institute in Baltimore, died in August. In addition to teaching at Polytechnic, Mr. Silverman taught teaching methods at Hopkins. He wrote two books: Baltimore, City of Promise, a civics text used in city schools; and a novel, Unseen Harvests. He also penned numerous articles and short stories. He is survived by two sons and five grandchildren.

1935: Harold G. Burman, A&S '35, a retired professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Arlington, died on May 23. Dr. Burman was the author of the college-level textbook, Principles of General Chemistry. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and a big supporter of children and youth.

1936: Mishel Seidel, A&S '36, Peab '38 (BM) '87 (MM), died on January 11, 2001. A native of Baltimore, Seidel was a composer of religious music, a piano teacher, and owner of Music Mart stores until he sold the business in 1983. At Homewood, he was accompanist and soloist with the Musical Club under the direction of Osmar Steinwald. Throughout his life, his ties remained strong to Johns Hopkins, where he served as class representative, participated in fundraising phonathons, and attended concerts, lectures, trips, and reunions. He is survived by his wife, Betty Samuels Seidel, A&S '42, SPSBE '72, three sons, two granddaughters, and a great-grandson.

1939: Frederic R. Senti, A&S '39 (PhD), a physical chemist who worked for the Agriculture Department for 33 years before retiring in 1974, died on August 11. After retiring, he did consulting work for the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization and the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. Dr. Senti, the author of more than 100 technical papers, held four Superior Service and two Distinguished Service awards from the Agriculture Department. He is survived by a son, two daughters, a brother, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

1949: Zekin A. Shakhashiri, SPH '49 (MPH), a public health physician and recognized authority on perinatal health, died on June 8. He worked for the National Institutes of Health for 30 years before retiring in 1990 as senior medical adviser in the office of the director of the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke. Dr. Shakhashiri is survived by three children, two sisters, and three grandchildren.

1950: James D. Ebert, A&S '50 (PhD), a distinguished Johns Hopkins University embryologist, and his wife, Alma Goodwin Ebert, died in May of injuries they suffered in an automobile accident. Dr. Ebert's research included cell differentiation, protein synthesis and interactions in development, heart development, and graft versus host reactions.

1950: G. Hamilton Mowbray, A&S '50 (BA/MA), a retired research psychologist who operated the Montbray Wine Cellars vineyard in Carroll County, died August 2. Dr. Mowbray lectured on wines at the University of Maryland and Mount Vernon College, and he appeared on WBAL-TV in Baltimore in the 1970s. He was awarded the French Croix de Chevalier de Merite Agricole in 1976 for his contributions to winemaking. He also received a merit award from the American Wine Society. He is survived by his wife, two children, and two granddaughters.

1951: Hubert A. Ziegler, Engr '51, a retired Black & Decker engineer, died July 18. A materials engineer, he began his 43-year career with Black & Decker tool manufacturers in 1937 and served on a team that produced a drill used on the Apollo lunar landing of 1969. He retired in 1981. He is survived by his wife, Anna L. Burk.

1959: Richard Deslattes, A&S '59 (PhD), a physicist whose work in precision metrology helped lay the foundations for the international standard for length, died on May 16. He was fellow emeritus at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where he did what the institute described as pathbreaking work in precision measurement. He was the first scientist to combine the techniques of X-ray and optical interferometry to determine the spacing of atoms in a silicon crystal. He is survived by his wife, four children, and six grandchildren.

1960: Gustav Carl Voight, Med '60, a cardiologist and occupational medical consultant who was president of the Chesapeake Health Plan Foundation and former chairman of emergency medicine at Baltimore City Hospitals, died in July. Dr. Voight was cardiologist-in-chief at the former Baltimore City Hospitals (now Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center), from 1970 until 1980, and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the hospital from 1980 until 1990. He also established the mobile cardiac intensive care program for the Baltimore Fire Department and played a pivotal role in the founding of the Maryland Emergency Cardiac Care System. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, two sisters, and two grandchildren.

1964: Robb Evan Smith, SAIS '64 (MA), who retired from International Finance Corp. in 1999 as Africa program manager for the Foreign Investment Advisory Service, died July 12 at a motel in Kamloops, British Columbia, while on vacation. Mr. Smith specialized in development issues in sub-Saharan Africa. He is survived by his wife, two children, and a brother.

1971: Evelyn Stopak, SPSBE '71 (MLA), a retired teacher and counselor, died in July. Until she retired about eight years ago, Ms. Stopak was a Baltimore County schools guidance counselor who served at Rolling Road and Maiden Choice schools. She is survived by her husband, two sons, two brothers, and three grandchildren.

1983: Charles Clifford Doggett, SPSBE '83, a clinical psychologist who specialized in neuropsychology, psychodiagnostics, and developmental disabilities, died in July. Dr. Doggett was chief psychologist and an expert on behavior management for the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Office of Health Care Quality. He is survived by his wife.

1983: Clifton E. Gauss Jr., A&S '83 (MS), a former sales executive who had been head of a hospital food company, died in July. Mr. Gauss retired in the early 1980s as president of the now-defunct National Hospital Foods Inc. He began a second career as a vocational counselor, working with the Veterans Administration and later with the state of Maryland, until retiring a second time in 1990.

1985: Jeanne Elaine Griffith, A&S '85 (PhD), a former government statistician who was director of the National Science Foundation's science resources studies division from 1996 until 1999, died on August 3. In June, she was a recipient of the American Statistical Association's Roger Herriot Award for innovation in federal statistics. She is survived by her husband, her father, a sister, and a brother.

1995: Douglas O. Hickman, A&S '95 (MS), founder and president of Annapolis Ventures, a ventures capital fund, died in June. He is survived by his wife, a son, a daughter, his parents, and a brother.

1999: Daphne di Brandi, a teacher at Valley Academy in Towson, Maryland, died in June. She was an avid racquetball player and was ranked the 18th-best player in the United States among women 25-and-over by Racquetball magazine last year.

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