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JOHN BURLING DE HOFF, MD (Med) '39, MPH (PH) '67, of Cockeysville, Md., is a retired physician. He writes: "I am a serious baker of breads--not so serious a cook, but not bad for a vegetarian of 65 years. I enjoy photography of the amateur, record-keeping variety, and writing and reading. I wish I had time to travel more."

PHILIP HAMBURGER, MS Columbia Univ. '38, of New York, staff writer for The New Yorker magazine, has published Friends Talking in the Night, Sixty Years of Writing for The New Yorker (Alfred A. Knopf, 1999).

JAMES W. IVES, of Lutherville, Md., writes: "All things slow down at our age. I will be 87 in November. I feel fairly good and try to walk as much as possible."


JOSEPH W. BITSACK, MD Univ. of Maryland '43, of Mahwah, N.J., is a retired surgeon. He currently is teaching junior medical students.

FRANCIS H. KOHLHOFF, of Venice, Fla., is a volunteer at Venice High School and Venice Library in genealogy. He is now in a nursing home and has Parkinson's disease. Mr. Kohlhoff is married and has two children.

PHILIP B. POLSTER, JD Washington Univ. '48, of St. Louis, Mo., is senior partner with Polster, Lieder, Woodruff & Lacchesi. He plays viola in a string quartet every week and enjoys tennis and bridge.

EDWARD WENK JR., MS Harvard Univ. '47, PhD (Eng) '50, of Kirkland, Wash., has published The Double Helix: Technology and Democracy in the American Future. He will be honored in November by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers for his body of work explaining the politics of technology to citizens. He writes: "After 25 years of boating and 25 ocean-related activities, I just enjoy watching others sail by."


ELMER F. HANSEN, of Fort Myers, Fla., was an engineer at General Electric Company laboratories in Lynn, Mass.; Schenectady, New York; and Syracuse, New York; and with a small private consulting engineer group. He writes: "I have retired and am living at Shell Point Retirement Community near the Caloosahatchie River with my second wife, Allison. I recently flew to Massena, New York, for the high school graduation of my grandson. I play piano to entertain patients and sing in a mixed choir at Shell Point. I also play piano for the children's choir at Chapel by the Sea in Fort Myers."


1945 MD (Med): BERNARD LOWN is a world-famous cardiologist who did pioneering research on sudden cardiac death and was a Nobel Prize winner for his peace activism. He is the author of The Lost Art of Healing: Practicing Compassion in Medicine (Ballantine).


WILLIAM F. BUTTS, of Towson, Md., is retired. His first wife, Margaret, died in 1992. He married his high school sweetheart, M. Dorothy Englehardt, in 1993. He spends four weeks a year in the Bahamas and "cruises on Holland-American whenever possible."

JOHN C. DOWER, MD (Med) '54, of Bandon, Ore., retired in 1993 from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons as professor emeritus of clinical pediatrics.

PETER R. EHRLICH of Bedford, N.Y., is married and has four sons. He sold his recruitment advisory business in 1995. He writes: "I am happily retired and busy with travel, golf, gardening, local activities, and family visits."

ROBERT A. FOSTER, MDiv Duke Univ. '53, ThM Columbia Seminary '72, of Lenoir, N.C., is married and has four daughters. He is enjoying North Carolina in his retirement and being a grandfather. He writes: "Mountain and Topsail Islands provide adventure all year in every season."

SAMUEL LYLES FREELAND, JD Univ. of Maryland '58, is a self-employed lawyer. He enjoys European travel, flying, reading, history, and seeking education in different areas. He writes: "I have a widening circle of friends and acquaintances, clubs and societies that have come about through being active in my community."

ALLEN F. GATES, MSE (ENG) '55, of San Diego, Calif., is married and has four children. He is retired and spends his time playing tennis and skiing. He spends 20 percent of the year in Europe and enjoys many family activities and estate planning.

President of Arc Water Treatment Co. of Maryland, Inc., EDWIN F. GOLDSTEIN, of Penn Valley, Pa., is married and has three children. He spends most of the winter in Boca Raton, Florida. He plays tennis regularly and travels several times a year. He writes: "I spend lots of time with six grandchildren, ages 3 through 6."

ARNE B. MOLANDER, of Montgomery Village, Md., writes: "My hobby is recreating the exploration routes of the first Europeans to reach the New World [in order] to postulate their navigation methods and accuracies." He is retired and married with two sons.

A.GIBSON PACKARD, MD Univ. of Maryland '54, of Easton, Md., is a board member of Chesapeake Maritime Museum and owner of Midshore Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of surgical tools and marine hardware. He also is a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.


At the Commencement at Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts this past May, ROBERT M. MARKUS received the college's Professor of the Year Award for dedication and commitment to excellence in teaching. After attending Hopkins and Harvard Business School, he was an executive in the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. He retired in 1992 and launched a teaching career. He writes: "I believe that as long as one has a passion to contribute and give one's best, secondary career satisfactions can be achieved."


VICTOR J. MARDER, MD (Med) '59, writes: "After 22 years on the faculty at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, my wife and I have moved to Los Angeles, where both of our daughters had recently relocated. The older, Malerie, is a free-lance photographer, having received her master's in fine arts from Yale University; and the younger, Carrie, is now a second-year medical student at UCLA, having enrolled in the MD/PhD program. My new position is director of the vascular medicine program for Orthopaedic Hospital and for the Hematology/Oncology Division of the Department of Medicine at UCLA. Since Malerie also teaches photography at UCLA, that makes three Marders at the university, where there had been none before."

ALFRED J. O'FERRALL III, LLB Univ. of Baltimore '61, retired in July 1998 from the state of Maryland after 32 years of service.

ALLEN I. SINSKY, of Reisterstown, Md., is retired. He enjoys biking and kayaking


ROBERT L. BOWERS, of Hagerstown, Md., is president and general manager of Flameless Heating Supply Inc. He writes: "When I retire, I hope to return to stamp collecting, traveling, and enjoying life. For now, we enjoy our six grandchildren, some traveling, and I am on the Internet every day for business, pleasure, or investing."

STUART L. HANLEIN, MS Univ. of Maryland '69, of College Park, Md., is retired. He and his wife, LaVetta Ellison Hanlein, have two children, Candace and Kenton. He writes: "I have retired from U.S. government service after 38 years. I retired after five years from MRJ Technology Solutions in Fairfax, Virginia. We plan to move to Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2000. My hobbies include collecting jigsaw puzzles, pre-cancelled stamps, and James Bond items. I enjoy cross-stitching and needlepoint and helping my wife look for antiques. I am currently coping with diabetes--be sure to keep track of your blood sugar!"

PALMER S. JONES, of Bluffton, South Carolina,, is president of Palmer Jones & Associates, Inc. He is married and has two children. He writes: "We enjoy traveling in our RV throughout the United States."

JAMES W. MCALLISTER, MSE George Washington Univ. '73, MPH (PH) '84, of Ellicott City, Md., is married and has two children. He has retired as a computer scientist with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

THOMAS O. MCCANN, MD Yale Univ. '64, of Battle Ground, Wash., writes: "I recently retired from teaching ob-gyn at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, New Jersey. I practiced ob-gyn medicine in Plainfield, New Jersey, for 24 years. My retirement hobbies include fishing, woodworking, and travel."

FRANKLIN H. TUSHOPH, of Crownsville, Md., is "finally retiring" after 14 years at Bendix, 13 years at IITRI, and 11 years with the U.S. government. He is married and has three children.


WILFRED Y. FUJIMOTO, MD (Med) '65, has been presented with the American Diabetes Association's Kelly West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Epidemiology. The award is given to an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of diabetes epidemiology. His population study of second- and third-generation Japanese Americans in Seattle compared to Japanese in Japan allowed him to identify how environmental factors influence the expression of genetic predisposition and to recognize the importance of central obesity in predicting coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes. His work was seminal in pointing out the high risk for diabetes among Asians.


ALAN L. BERMAN, PhD The Catholic Univ. of America '70, of Chevy Chase, Md., is owner and partner of Washington Psychological Center PC. He expects to publish his book, "Comprehensive Textbook of Suicidology and Suicide Prevention," in April 2000. Dr. Berman is married and has two sons.

RICHARD L. HILLMAN, JD Maryland Univ. '68, of Annapolis, Md., is manager of the local government's infrastructure financing program through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. He also has been serving as an information volunteer in the huts of the Appalachian Mountain Club in New Hampshire.

WALTER T. RYMZO JR., MD Harvard Univ. '70, of West Hyannisport, Mass., writes: "I have now been back to practicing internal medicine and infectious disease on the Cape for six years after three and a half years as chief of medicine at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's medical department in Cambridge. My oldest son, Ben, is now living and working in Manhattan. Younger son, Matt, is at Middlebury. My wife, Inara, is still passionately involved in community theater."

WILLIAM H. SPARROW has retired as senior vice president of CSX Corporation after more than 31 years with the company. He is still working as a consultant. He now has "time for more golf, travel, and community activities."

ROBERT J. VERGNANI, Georgetown University School of Medicine '69, of Portsmouth, R.I., is completing 25 years of private practice in ophthalmology in southeastern New England. He spends his free time saltwater fishing in the summer and skiing in Utah in the winter.


QUENTIN D. COPLON, MAT Wesleyan Univ. '67, MEd Columbia Univ. '78, of Andover, N.J., writes: "After 32 years as a mathematics and computer science teacher at Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, New York, I have accepted a mathematics teaching position in the newly-formed Sussex Academy for the Advancements of Mathematics and Science in Sparta, New Jersey."

1966 PhD (A&S): CHARLES CARLIN has been appointed Carleton College's first Charles "Jim" and Marjorie Kade Professor of the Sciences. He has been a member of the Carleton College faculty since 1966. He teaches Carleton's organic chemistry sequence and occasionally offers a first-year seminar on science and crime. He has been a consultant to the Minneapolis Food and Drug Administration Laboratory and spent a sabbatical year at Scotland Yard studying forensic science. He has appeared on radio and television as a consumer's chemist and has directed student summer research projects at Carleton.


ISAAC M. COLBERT, PhD Brown Univ., has been named dean of graduate students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the first black academic dean in the history of the institution. He has most recently served as senior associate dean for graduate education and has held several other administrative positions since coming to MIT in 1977.

ELLYNNE BRICE DAVIS, of Leonardtown, Md., is music specialist in the public schools (K-5) of St. Mary's County, where she also writes a weekly social column for the local newspaper and a weekly feature article for the military newspaper of the Patuxent Naval Air Station. Last March, she appeared with the Chamber Orchestra of Southern Maryland as narrator for "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens.

ROBERTO TOSCANO, of Rome, is in charge of policy and planning at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he recently returned after four and a half years in Geneva.

JIM WERNER writes: "I am currently working as chief financial officer of Coded Solutions in Gaithersburg, Maryland. I just finished my eighth year as a high school lacrosse official, and I was selected by the Greater Baltimore Chapter of U.S. Lacrosse as the 1999 Boys High School Lacrosse Official of the Year."


ZANE O. GRESHAM, a senior partner in the international law firm Morrison & Foerster, was elected vice president-Latin America of the International Private Water Association. IPWA, based in Washington, D.C., promotes private sector investment in water development and water services worldwide, through collaboration among national governments, multilateral organizations, private water companies, financial institutions, and professional services firms. Mr. Gresham advises public sector and private sector clients in water development and privatization in the U.S. and throughout Latin America.

JOHN V. MOULDEN, MS Pennsylvania State Univ. '72, is president of Transportation Safety Associates and president of the National Commission Against Drunk Driving. He is married and has two children.

RONALD A. REMICK, MD George Washington Univ. '74, of Vancouver, is consultant psychiatrist and clinical professor at the University of British Columbia. He writes: "I remain happily married for more than 29 years to Judy, and we have three children--all now away at university or professional school. I have had a successful career as a psychiatrist in Canada."

1970 ScD (PH): AVIVA RON, of Makati City, Philippines, is director of health infrastructure at the World Health Organization's Western Pacific Regional Office, based in Manila.


MARJORIE Z. OLDS, a former prosecutor, children's lawyer and judge, is finishing her service as director of the Women's Community Building in Ithaca, New York, and she is working for four months at the United Nations. Her new position, an internship for the United Nations High Commission on Refugees and High Commission on Human Rights in New York, will involve working on legal and policy issues with refugees.


1973 PhD (A&S): LEO M. MANGLAVITI has been appointed professor of scripture and theology at Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Weston, Massachusetts. He was ordained a Jesuit priest at Boston College in June.


1975 MD (Med): MARK OBERLE is professor and associate dean at the University of Washington School of Public Health and Community Medicine.


RICHARD M. AULD JR., MD (Med) '79, of Santa Rosa, Calif., writes: "I am still in the Sonoma County wine country of California, trying to enjoy life amidst the turmoil of family, friends, and work." He is a gastroenterologist and is married with three children.

ALEX DAVID, MSEE Univ. of California--Berkeley '76, PhD (ENG) '81, is technical manager for General Dynamics Advanced Technology Systems in Arlington, Virginia. He is married and has three children. He writes: "Helping our daughter Rachel look for colleges is definitely making me feel like a fossil!"

1975 MMH (Med): DOROTHY SUCHER, of Marshfield, Vt., writes: "My new book, The Invisible Garden, has been published by Counterpoint Press. The book "takes a fresh look at the world of gardening in Vermont, tapping the palpable connection between the mysteries of the earth and those of the human spirit. Two previously published books were mysteries."


IVAN STRUNIN, JD Kent College of Law '87, MBA Stuart School of Business '87, has been named a principal with the firm of Arthur Andersen LLP. He writes: "We are now living in Charlotte, North Carolina, with three children and two dogs. Our eldest son, Mike, has just started college at Appalachian State. Jake and Rebecca are 10 and 2 years old respectively. If anyone wonders, I still play the fiddle. We are always happy to hear from any JHU alumni."

1977 PhD (SAIS): PETER D. MAYNARD has been elected president of the Commonwealth Caribbean Bar Association for a two-year term.


RACHAEL E. SCHWARTZ has been named a partner at the law firm of Baker & McKenzie, where she heads the Washington D.C. office's telecommunications law practice.

1978 MD (Med): LESLIE S. LEIGHTON, of Atlanta, a doctor with Digestive Healthcare of Georgia PC, was named in the May 1999 issue of Atlanta Magazine as one of Atlanta's top doctors. She was named one of the 10 best gastroenterologists in the city.


BESSIE B. CHEN, MD (Med) '83, is married to RAYMOND LOUIS SCHETTINO '80. She writes: "I'm in private practice in anesthesiology at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Outside of work, I'm having fun raising my children, Amy and Andrew. Soccer practice, piano lessons, and tennis matches for the kids keep me occupied."

DAVID J. MANGEFRIDA JR., JD Columbia Univ. '84, of Springfield, Va., is national director of asset management tax services for Ernst & Young LLP in Washington, D.C. He joined the firm in 1993, and was made a partner in 1996.

MICHAEL J. SANTO, DDD New York Univ., a dentist in private practice writes: "I'm just doing the 40-year-old thing--making sure I still act 20 at least once a week."


JUDSON FRENCH is Harris executive director of the HARRIS/PBS DTV Express. He is on the front lines of the U.S. conversion to digital television as the DTV Express travels across the country providing education to television station management and engineers.

NEIL E. HERMAN, JD Hofstra School of Law '85, of Larchmont, N.Y., writes: "I have joined the New York office of Morgan Lewis & Backius, as a partner in the business and finance group." He has been named by Turnarounds and Workouts (a trade journal), as one of the "outstanding young lawyers" in the field of bankruptcy law.

1981 PhD (PH): KATHLEEN ANN LONG, dean of the University of Florida College of Nursing, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing. During her two-year term, she will help develop policy and implement the organization's strategic plan. She also will play a leadership role in establishing a national advisory committee, which will include members from other health-care disciplines and the public, to guide AACN's programs and policies.


1982 MA (SAIS): SULAIMAN S. WASTY, after 10 years with the World Bank, has established a small development brokerage firm, Sharakpur, Ltd., located in Washington, D.C. The firm provides advisory services to private corporations and to international institutions holding public policy mandates. More information about Sharakpur can be found on the Internet at, or you can e-mail him at


1984 PhD (A&S): CATHERINE INGRAHAM has been appointed the new chair of the graduate Architecture and Urban Design program at the Pratt Institute. Ingraham, whose work is seminal in the field of architecture, is a professor of architecture who has lectured and written extensively in the field of architectural theory and design for 14 years. She is the author of Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity (Yale University Press, 1998), and she served as the editor of Assemblage: A Critical Journal of Architecture and Design Culture from 1991 to 1998.


WILIAM R. BERNSTEIN, MD Cornell Univ. '89, of Milltown, N.J., writes: "I received the Foundation of the University of Medicine and Dentistry's university-wide Excellence in Teaching Award for the academic year 1998-99 at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, where I am assistant professor of clinical pediatrics. I also was named director of pediatric ambulatory services and director of undergraduate medical education in pediatrics at St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick, New Jersey."

PAUL DIMUZIO, MD Univ. of Pennsylvania '89, of Ambler, Pa., is assistant professor of surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. He writes: "I love fishing, tennis, golf, and piano." He is married and has three sons.

CARY PHILLIPS and THADDEUS BEIER '84 have received Scientific and Technical Achievement Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year. Both attended the Scientific and Technical Achievement ceremony in Los Angeles.

Associate professor of history at Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, ALLYSON M. POSKA, MA Brown Univ. '86, PhD Univ. of Minnesota '92, has published a book titled Regulating the People: The Catholic Reformation in Seventeenth-Century Spain (E.J. Brill 1998).

SHARON SIROTA RUBIN, JD Univ. of Baltimore '88, is assistant city solicitor for the Baltimore City Department of Law. She is married and has one daughter, Jennifer Alicia.

1985 MIPP (SAIS): AKIHIRO KIMOTO, of Tokyo, is employed by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries of Japan.

1985 PhD (PH): GEORGE W. KORCH JR., of Columbia, Md., has been appointed deputy commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases. This appointment follows three years as chief of the virology division. He writes: "I still maintain an affiliation as an associate with the department of molecular microbiology and immunology."

1985 MD (Med): CHARLES L. SAWYERS, a physician and scientist at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center, has been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigators, one of the nation's oldest and most prestigious medical honor societies. Dr. Sawyers serves as director of the Prostate Cancer Program Area at UCLA's Jonsson Cancer Center and is the center's associate chief for basic research and an associate professor in the division of hematology-oncology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He and his colleagues are investigating how some prostate cancers build resistance to traditional cancer treatments, and they are working to identify specific genes that promote prostate tumor development and are exploring new ways to treat prostate cancer.


STEPHANIE C. BODDIE is completing her doctoral studies at the University of Pennsylvania in social welfare. This year she was recognized by the faculty as outstanding doctoral student. She recently presented the findings from a new national study on congregations and social services at the Inter-University Consortium for International Social Development in Capetown, South Africa. Her research in this area with her faculty advisor, has led to co-authorship of The Newer Deal: Social Work and Religion in Partnership (1999).

SUJATA BANERJEE MASSEY and TONY MASSEY '85, of Baltimore, write: "We are delighted to announce the arrival of our daughter, Pia, who was born in South India in May 1998. When we're not changing diapers or singing "Wheels on the Bus," Tony is teaching psychiatry and doing outpatient clinical work at the University of Maryland, while Sujata is writing mysteries, the latest of which is The Flower Master (HarperCollins 1999)."


1997 MPH (PH): DOUG MENDOZA, MD Univ. of Sto Tomas '77, is in his third year at The Canberra (Australia) Hospital as senior resident medical officer in a general practice training stream. He and his wife, Hildegarde, and their three daughters have resettled back in Australia after their 1993-1997 stint with UNICEF and World Vision in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.


SCOTT DAVID LIPPE writes: "I have finally finished all my training, and I have joined a private practice in gastroenterology, internal medicine, and nutrition. I see patients at Pascack Valley Hospital in Westwood, New Jersey, where I met ROBERT PARANGI, MD (Med) '88. Little did I know that when Rob and I stayed up all night studying 'mole cell' in Mudd Hall in 1985, that we would end up practicing medicine at the same hospital in 1999!"


ALLISON J. UNGER, of New York, has recently left private litigation practice to go "in-house" in the music business. She writes: "I have joined EMI Recorded Music, North America as manager of legal affairs; [I] provide litigation-related and other legal services to EMI's various departments and labels in the United States. I'm having much fun at work and getting lots of free CDs!"

1989 PhD (A&S): WILLIAM M. MCBRIDE has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. A 1974 Naval Academy graduate who majored in naval architecture, he came to the Naval Academy in 1994 after six years of experience as a naval officer, two years as a civilian naval architect, and an already established record as a scholar in naval history. He will publish a book about naval history next year, titled "Castles of Steel."


EFFREM L. EPSTEIN, of New York, writes: "I am currently director of public relations for Cortex Telecom, the world's first free international phone company. That's right! You can call London for free! Otherwise, I'm living in Manhattan and loving it. I recently celebrated my 30th birthday in Las Vegas with DAVID ELKES '90."

LOUIS MICHAEL GIANGIULIO, of Wayne, Pa., was one of 217 graduates who received a doctor of medicine degree on May 27 from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. While at Jefferson, he was the president of the student government and a Class Day speaker. Following graduation, he began a residency in pediatrics at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is married to Laura Brenek Giangiulio.

STACY SNYDER JOHNSON, MS (CS) '94, of Owings Mills, Md., writes: "I just had baby number two, a daughter named Emma Katherine Johnson. Her big brother, James (age 2-1/2), is thrilled. I am back to work part time at the Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth as talent search coordinator. I am also the aerobics director at the Bare Hills Athletic Club in Mount Washington."

"After finally completing my PhD in artifical intelligence and cultural studies," writes PHOEBE SENGERS, "I have spent a year as a Fulbright guest professor at the Center for Art and Media Technology in Karlsruhe, Germany, at the northern tip of the Black Forest. Now I am about to begin a new job as research scientist at the German National Research Center for Information Technology in Bonn, where I am working in the Media Arts Research Studies group. We do research at the intersection of art, culture, and technology--perfect for an incorrigible interdisciplinarian like myself!"

NATHAN D. WIRTSCHAFTER, JD Loyola Univ. '95, of Los Angeles, got married in February. He and wife, Elisa, honeymooned in Israel. He is an attorney with Stephenson, Acquisto & Colman.


1991 MPH (PH): ADA M. FISHER, of Salisbury, N.C., has been elected to the Rowan County Board of Education. She is a member of the board of directors of the Rowan County Chamber of Commerce and the Rowan Salisbury Symphony, and is a former member of the board of trustees of Barber-Scotia College.


SHELLEY GREENE has started a new business venture as president of a music consulting agency called Harmony. Her agency provides musicians for weddings, private parties, and church services.

DAVID LANG, of Bethesda, Md., writes: "I am returning to Hopkins to begin a fellowship in academic general pediatrics. I will also be a student again--this time in the School of Public Health."

ANDREW PTAK, research scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, and Professor Richard Griffiths have reported the discovery of a black hole in galaxy M82 that may be unlike any other kind in the known universe. Their study is supported by grants from NASA.

1992 PhD (A&S): CHRISTOPHER M. KINTER has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. According to the announcement: "An established young scholar, his research program as synthetic organic chemist draws on continuing close collaboration with faculty at the Johns Hopkins Medical School. In addition to having a close rapport with midshipmen in the classroom, he has collaborated with six midshipmen on independent research projects during the past five years."

1992 MPH (PH): BASIL VARELDZIS, MD (PH) '93, has recently started a new position as assistant professor of family medicine and physician at the University Health Service, University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also chairs a national task force on clinical preventive services in college health for the American College Health Association and is the chair-elect of the American Public Health Association's HIV/AIDS SPIG.

1992 PhD (A&S): KIM WHEATLEY has recently published a book with the University of Missouri Press titled Shelley and His Readers: Beyond Paranoid Politics. It is the first full-length critical analysis of the dialogue between Shelley's poetry and its contemporary reviewers. She is assistant professor of English at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.


RICHARD L. SKOLASKY JR. celebrates his sixth wedding anniversary to Melissa J. (Capello) Skolasky on December 31; the birth of their first child, Charlotte Louise, on December 28; and the convocation of his master's degree in experimental psychology on December 15th. He is currently a statistical programmer/analyst at the JHU School of Public Health and serves as an independent consultant designing computer databases and performing statistical programming. He credits his time at Hopkins as molding both his "exhaustive work ethic" and his "zest for enjoying family life."

1993 PhD (ENG): DEBORAH M. MECHTEL has been promoted to associate professor with tenure at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. She arrived at the Naval Academy after a post-doctoral year at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, working on laser elector-optic probing. She has maintained a close research relationship with Johns Hopkins ever since, including a successful, one-semester tour as project team leader in the fall of 1998.


TUAN O. HOANG recently graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and was commissioned to his current rank of Navy lieutenant.

JONATHAN FREDERICK ROSENFELD, of Bryn Mawr, Pa., earned his doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in May. He was in the top 25 percent of his class. After graduation, he began a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore.

1994 MHS (PH): DANIEL R. BREAZEALE recently graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. Upon graduation he was commissioned to his current rank of Navy lieutenant.

1994 PhD (A&S): KAI-LIT PHUA is currently teaching public health at the International Medical University in suburban Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He can be reached at


KEITH W. COOPERMAN, MA (SAIS) '96, of Arlington, Va., is an analyst with the U.S. Department of Defense. He is engaged to Tami Levin, and a May 2000 wedding is planned.

ROSEMARIE HERRERA CRUZ, of Cherry Hill, N.J., earned her doctor of medicine degree from Thomas Jefferson University in May. Following graduation, she began a medical internship with the Family Practice Residency Program of Christiana Care in Delaware.

MARK R. HUBER, MD Medical College of Georgia, of Rochester, Minn., writes: "I have just started an internship at the Mayo Clinic--so far, so good!"

KAREN YEN married Charles F. Hobelmann III in Baltimore on June 26, 1999. Bridesmaids included LIZ CHACKO '95, SONG CHOE '94, LISA EICHOLTZ '95, and JOANNA HUGHES '95. Other JHU friends at the wedding were MARC VAILIANT '95, JENNIFER DELORENZO '95, SUE SRINIVASIN '95, KATHY CONDON '95, HEATHER KURTINES '96, JURI PYUN '95, and ALEX YOUNG '95. She writes: "I am currently working for the Hopkins School of Public Health as a research coordinator for the Young Men's Survey. We are working hard to study HIV and hepatitis B infection in young gay men in Baltimore City. My husband Chad is in his fourth year of medical school at the University of Maryland."


JULIE BOUZOUN writes: "My husband, Ray Lee, who is finishing up his PhD in the electrical engineering department, and I welcomed our first child in August. Our son's name is Jasper Bo Lee."

JEFFREY P. DOSHNA and SARAH (WATSON) DOSHNA write: "We are pleased to announce the birth of our son, Noah Alexander Doshna on April 29. Sarah continues to work as a process engineer for Merck & Co., in their sterile pilot plants. Although Jeff is continuing his doctoral studies in the department of urban planning at Rutgers University, he has assumed the role of 'stay-at-home' dad for the time being. Fellow Vincent-Willard alumna IVY WONG '96, paid a visit in June and brought a card for Noah signed by ROGER OEN '96, JAMES ARMSTRONG '94, CHRIS ALDRICH '96, MAX BARTEAU '96, TAMMY WU '96, JANET LEE '96, PETER SYLVES '96, and TONY TSAI '96. We also regularly see JOHN PAXTON '96."

In August, JOANNA (MONGIARDO) GREEN married Theodore Green in Wellesley, Massachusetts. The bridesmaids included fellow Hopkins alumni JENNIFER ASKANZAI '96, CARLENE BARENTS '96, and STACY BENNETT '96, MPH (PH ) '98. Also in attendance were her father, JAMES MONGIARDO '72, IAN and VALERIE (HUMBERT) MOORE '95, LEIGH KOWALSKI '96, KAREN BENJAMIN '97, VANESSA BAKERT '97, AMY DODRILL '95, and BRIAN KUZMA '97. Both the bride and the groom are now professional opera singers and are living in New York City.

RYAN McCRUM, of Fairview Park, Ohio, writes: "I graduated in May from Case Western Law School, magna cum laude, with three CALI awards in various subjects. Since then, I have taken an associate position at Fay, Sharpe, Beall, Fagan, and McKee, an intellectual property law firm in Cleveland, Ohio. On May 29th, I married my childhood sweetheart after being together for 11 years! We had great weather and wonderful friends and family joined us. Several Hopkins alumni from the class of 1996 attended, including SESHU TUMALA, TODD SARGE, QUINN GRIECO, CHRIS GUEST, KEVIN THOMAS, and SHANE DEVLIN with his wife, Kristen, and their new baby, Cade. Afterward, we honeymooned for two weeks on the island of Aruba."

1996 MPH (PH): THOMAS M. CONRAD, of Alton, New Hampshire, is director of Regulatory Affairs (Worldwide) for NitroMed Inc.

1996 MPH (PH): ILISE FEITSHANS, a legal advisor who sits on an international committee on the history of occupational health, has written a book about occupational health titled Bringing Health to Work. She has also been a speaker at the International Conference on Thinking in Alberta, Canda.

NOTE: In the last issue of Johns Hopkins Magazine, GEORGE JEONG JIN HUR was mistakenly listed as a member of the Class of '97, when in fact he is a 1996 graduate. The Magazine apologizes for the error.


TRACI IRENE BEACH, of Brentwood, Calif., writes: "I just completed an eight-week program in comparative international law in Paris, and I spent the remainder of the summer backpacking in Europe." She is a student at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and has recently begun to work on the Loyola Law Review.

ABIGAIL J. PATNER has been awarded a James Madison Fellowship by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C. in its eighth annual fellowship competition. The award is intended to recognize promising and distinguished teachers, to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government, and thus to expose the nation's secondary school students to an accurate knowledge of the nation's constitutional heritage.

AMANDA M. WONSON, of Brunswick, Me., began her service as a Peace Corps volunteer in Madagascar in August. She will work as a secondary education teacher, teaching English as a foreign language. She also will work with the community in improving the district school system.

1997 MA (SAIS): MATTHEW D. CHRIST, BA USMA '86, has been assigned as economic officer of the American Embassy in Vignius, Lithuania.

1997 MPH (PH): SONJA WAMSLEY, of Santa Rosa, Calif., earned her doctor of medicine degree from Jefferson Medical College in May. Following graduation she began a one-year internship in internal medicine at St. Mary's Medical Center in San Francisco, followed by a residency in ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.


1998 MBA (SC): SCOTT CARCILLO is chief information officer and six sigma quality leader for energy management services for General Electric.


HOPE ADRIANA LYONS has been accepted as a Peace Corps volunteer. She departed for Romania on June 24. In Romania, she will work as a small business development volunteer, aiding businesses in their privatization transition, working with non-governmental organizations to improve resources for business development, and teaching university economics.


1929: KENNETH W. BLAKESLEE SR., a retired Western Electric Co. manager, died on June 30 of heart failure at Union Memorial Hospital. He was a longtime member and former deacon of Second Presbyterian Church in Guildford and an avid woodworker. He is survived by his wife, a son, three daughters, a brother, a sister, and three grandchildren.

1933 PhD (PH): HAROLD BLUMBERG died in June.

1934 MD (Med): DOUGLAS CHAMBERLAIN, a prominent ear, nose and throat specialist in Chattanooga, Tennessee for 45 years, died June 11. Dr. Chamberlain served as a captain in the United States Army. A member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, he was active in various education and civic functions Survivors include his wife, four children, a sister, 10 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

1937 MD (Med): JERE W. LORD JR., a retired cardiovascular surgeon and Baltimore native, died April 20 of leukemia. His professional career was spent in New York, where he was retired professor of clinical surgery at New York University Hospital. He wrote 182 scientific papers in the field of cardiovascular surgery and was president of the New York Heart Association from 1957 to 1959. In 1958, television cameras recorded his surgery on Mabel Chin, a 3-year-old girl with a diseased heart. He retired in 1983. He is survived by his wife, a son, two daughters, and six grandchildren.

1938: MORTON BRYER, MD (Med) '42, an expert in infectious diseases who helped develop antibiotics like Auremycin as a young researcher, died March 20 at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis, Massachusetts. Dr. Bryer spent more than 30 years on the faculty of Mount Sinai Medical School and in private practice in New York. He was also a police surgeon for the New York City Police Department. In World War II, he was a captain and battalion surgeon in combat with the Seventh Armored Division in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany, receiving a Bronze Star and a Silver Star. He is survived by his wife, a daughter, a son, a brother, and five grandchildren.

1940 PhD (A&S): THOMA MEES VAN'T HOFF died on May 23. As a physics intructor at Princeton, he measured the neutron capture in uranium and uranium oxide spheres in graphite that served as the basis for the design of the first nuclear reactor built in Chicago. He also recognized the potential hazard of the Norwegian heavy water plants as a possible source of deuterium for the Nazis and brought this to the attention of Dr. A. H. Compton, the 1927 Nobel laureate in physics. After the war, he joined General Electric Research Lab in Schenectady, New York, where he worked in the physics and design of power breeder reactors and the intermediate spectrum submarine reactor, which led to the construction of the Sea Wolf. He was a frequent advisor to the AEC and chairman of the AEC Reactor Physics Planning Group. He served as a consultant to GE's research and energy programs until his retirement in 1984.

1942: BETH V. BRANDT, who served as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Forces Nursing Corps from 1943 to 1944, died June 5. She is survived by three children, a sister, a brother, and seven grandchildren.

1956: WILLIAM J. CRUICKSHANK, a rocket scientist at Aberdeen Proving Ground, died from leukemia in May. He worked for 27 years at the proving ground's Ballistic Research Laboratories. He had a role in a variety of historic government science projects, from NASA's Mercury program to hydrogen bomb testing at Johnston Island in the Pacific. He also worked for a time with German scientist Werner von Braun. He retired from the proving ground in 1984. The pilot a of a naval bomber in World War II, he flew missions in the South Pacific that took him to battles in New Guinea, Okinawa, Japan, and the Philippines. He was a Eucharistic minister at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, where he was a member for almost 50 year. He was a director in the Youth Operatic Company of Howard County and an member of the board of Summer Theater in Howard County. He is survived by his wife, his daughter and two grandsons.

1966 MSEd (CS): NORA "GENE" LONG, a member of the Maryland State Teachers Association and the National Education Association, died. She was a teacher at Edgewater Elementary School from 1953 to 1955, and returned to the school as principal from 1972 to 1994, when she retired. She was principal of Deale Elementary School from 1955 to 1972. Mrs. Long is survived by her husband, a daughter, a brother, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

1969: WILLIAM PAUL ANDERSEN, MD (Med) '73, died on April 4, in San Francisco. He was director of the SSI project of the Department of Social Services for the city and the county of San Francisco. He suffered from chronic hepatitis and died while awaiting a liver transplant.