David Sanchez ('74-'75) has been elected Vice President of the San Francisco Health Commission for the Department of Public Health. Sanchez now serves as Professor Emeritus for the Department of Community Medicine at the University of California, San Francsico where he has taught for thirty-seven years and also served as Assistant Vice Chancellor Academic Affairs.
Princeton Architectural Press has published Life on the Lower Eastside: Photographs by Rebecca Lepkoff 1937-1950, which is coauthored by Peter Dans ('76-'77). You can view the book here on Amazon.com. There will be an exhibition based on the book at South Street Seaport Museum in New York City starting February 2007.
Sister Rosemary Donley ('77-'78) was named a Living Legend by the American Academy of Nursing. You can read more about the honor here.
Richard Krugman ('80-'81) began his one-year term as Chair of the AAMC's Executive Council on October 29, 2006. Krugman was also elected as a member of the Institute of Medicine in October 2005.
Myron Genel ('82-'83) was elected vice president/president elect of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in January 2006.
Jerome Paulson ('85-'86) is coediting two consecutive issues of Pediatric Clinics on the topic of Children's Health and the Environment. Paulson coauthored two of the articles. The issues will be out in February and April 2007.
Joseph Lieberman ('88-'89) has received the 2006 Statewide Leadership Award from the Delaware Covering Kids and Families program, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Lou Diamond ('90-'91) was elected president of the American College of Medical Quality, and Chair of the Planning Advisory Committee of the Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement.
Steven Ringel ('91-'92) has been named Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety of the University of Colorado Hospital.
Karen Hein ('93-'94 ) will receive a Lifetime Acheivement Award for Social Justice next month, a Granger Award from Dartmouth College.
Allen Nissenson ('94-'95) was named the Blagg Lecturer in Public Policy at the American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting in 2006. At the 2007 Annual Dialysis Conference, he was the Kjellstrand Lecturer on the Future of the ESRD Program and was also given a Lifetime Achievement Award in Hemodialysis.
Linda Degutis ('96-'97) has been named President-Elect of the American Public Health Association. She will begin her term in Autumn 2007.
The Lifespan Respite Care Act, which was written by Suzanne Bennett Johnson ('01-'02) when she was a fellow, was signed into law on December 21, 2006 by President Bush.
Robert Miller ('96-'97) was elected in December to the Board of Trustees of the Boys and Girls Town of America (best known as Boys Town). In addition, he has served on the IOM's Sleep Medicine and Research Committee as well as on the National Advisory Committee of the RWJ Faculty Scholars Program.
Anne De Biasi ('00-'01) has become Director of Public Policy at the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
Mark Carlson ('02-'03) has been appointed Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President, Clinical Affairs, of St. Jude Medical's Cardiac Rhythm Management Division.
Michael Painter ('03-'04) recently completed a 100-mile bike ride as part of the Lance Armstrong LIVESTRONG event in Philadelphia. The event raised over $2.5 million that will be used to help patients and their families who are living with cancer or surviving the disease.
John Ring ('04-'05) has become Director, Policy Research and Development at the American Heart Association.
Leona Cuttler ('05-'06) has been annouced as a Health Policy Researcher of the Year for Ohio in 2006 by the Health Policy Institute of Ohio. Read more by clicking here.
Kathy Hebert ('05-'06) is working in the country of Georgia with the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a US government-owned corporation, where she is teaching a group of doctors and nurses how to run a US-style emergency room program. Before this she was in Mongolia developing a chronic disease program for prevention of heart disease, cancer, stroke and trauma.
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