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Music's Transformative Power

When writer Marjorie Centofanti attended a memorial concert for cellist Gregor Piatigorsky last May, she left Homewood's Shriver Hall feeling transformed. "You really do feel changed in some way knowing there are people like Piatigorsky," says Centofanti, assistant director of science publications for the Office of Corporate Communications of Hopkins Medicine. Upon learning that Hopkins neurologist Dan Drachman is married to Piatigorsky's daughter, Jephta, and is an accomplished clarinetist himself, she was inspired to write "Theme and Variations." Centofanti's work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, Science News, and American Health.

Cold Calls

While on assignment for "What's in the Fridge?", photographer Will Kirk '99 didn't know what he would find in the dozen refrigerators he opened across Hopkins, camera in hand. The strangest thing Kirk came across (in a lab fridge) was a herpes specimen from 1986. The most surprising? The contents of an undergraduate's refrigerator. Instead of finding cheap beer and soy sauce packets, he encountered soy milk and Boca Burgers. Kirk, a staff photographer at Hopkins since 1999, lives in Hampden, where his refrigerator is filled with Berger cookies and barbecue sauces.

Photographer Thomas Arledge (Wholly Hopkins: "Up & Comer") lives in Bethesda. Contact him at 301-320-0330.
Photographer Rob Brown (Wholly Hopkins: "A Great Autumn for Athletics") is a freelancer in Baltimore. Call him at 443-570-6230 or email
Photographer Mike Ciesielski ( "Theme and Variations" and Wholly Hopkins: "Mathematical Pluck") is based in Baltimore. Call him at 410-253-8274.
Lavinia Edmunds (Wholly Hopkins: Nursing Abused Women Back to Health") lives in Baltimore, where she writes about educational issues. She can be contacted via e-mail at:
Elizabeth Evitts (Wholly Hopkins: "Hopkins Students Win Rhodes, Marshall Scholarships") is a Baltimore-based freelance writer. She can be reached at 410-659-8100, ext. 1187, or
Chesapeake bay photographer Dave Harp ( "Stories from the Sediment") lives on Maryland's Eastern Shore. He can be reached through his Web site,
Chris Hartlove ( "Your Other Life") is a Baltimore-based photographer. To view his work and for contact information, visit
Illustrator Michael Morgenstern (Essay: "From Here to Eternity") is based in New Jersey. His Web site is Call him at 609-823-2420 or e-mail him at
Illustrator Robert Neubecker (Wholly Hopkins: "Secret Service Hits the Books") lives in Utah. Contact him through his Website at
Scott Roberts ( "E-lective Alarm" and Wholly Hopkins: "Nursing Abused Women Back to Health") is a Baltimore illustrator who can be reached by calling 410-879-3362.
Photographer Steven Rubin ( "Living Well") lives in Hyattsvillle, Maryland. He can be reached via e-mail at or by phone at 301-277-1991.
Photographer Jefferson Jackson Steele ( "The Big Question") lives and works in Baltimore. Contact him by calling 410-664-8137.
Tom Waldron (Wholly Hopkins: "Secret Service Hits the Books") Tom Waldron ( "Biotech Park to Fight Blight," Wholly Hopkins) is a freelance writer based in Baltimore. He can be reached by calling 410-323-5966.

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