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P&S Journal: Fall 1996, Vol.16, No.3
Alumni Weekend.
Awards Ceremony

Alumni Association President John Schullinger '55 confers Honorary Alumnus Status on Dr. L. Joseph Butterfield
Speakers at the luncheon and awards ceremony held this year in Baldwin Hall, Milstein Hospital Building, included representatives of two anniversary classes, Michael Langan'46 and Martin W. Oster'71, and the president of the graduating class, Carl St. Remy'96. Both the 50th and the 25th anniversary classes had wars to contend with, World War II and Vietnam respectively, as Drs. Langan and Oster recalled. And while members of the Class of 1946 entered the field of medicine in a period of post-War hopefulness and medical advancement, members of the Class of 1971 lived through the social upheaval of the late 60s, also a period of great innovation in medicine.

Honors and Awards Committee chairman John P. Bilezikian'69 presented this year's gold medals to three alumni and three members of the graduating class.

Stephen M. Krane'51, the Persis, Cyrus and Marlow B. Harrison Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, was honored for distinguished achievements in medicine. Dr. Krane was recognized for his seminal interdisciplinary research in such diverse areas as crystalline synovitis, Paget's disease of bone, collagen metabolism, parathyroid hormone, calcitonin, mechanism of action of inflammatory cytokines, immune aspects of arthritic diseases, and genetic control of collagen production.

Honors and Awards Committee chairman John P. Bilezikian'69, right, and Gold Medalist Stephan M. Krane '51
The award for clinical excellence went to Joseph C. Shipp'52, past chairman of the Department of Medicine and chief of the Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism Section at the University of Nebraska, and, since 1986, professor in residence at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Shipp is an alumni regional representative from California.

Marianne Wolff'52, a former clinical professor of pathology at P&S and past director of surgical pathology at Morristown Memorial Hospital, was honored for her outstanding service to the Alumni Association. Over the years, Dr. Wolff has contributed to a host of alumni activities and has rallied her classmates as class chair of the annual fund. Currently P&S Journal alumni news editor and association recording secretary, she has served on the board of directors and been active on the regional representatives committee.

The graduating seniors honored for their distinguished service to the school were Sean Bidic, president of the P&S Club; Carl St. Remy, president of the graduating class; and Candice Moy, who helped coordinate the "Home Away From Home" program and played an active role in the creation of the Women's Resource Center.

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