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P&S Journal: Fall 1996, Vol.16, No.3
Alumni Weekend.
Alumni News And Notes

By Marianne Wolff'52


Henry Janowitz was named Master of Gastroenterology by the American Gastroenterological Association. His achievements and significant contributions to the field were featured in a special issue of Janssen Pharmaceutica, published in association with the group's spring meeting in 1995.

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Raffaele Lattes won the Distinguished Pathologist Award from the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology in March. He was also honored by the American Registry of Pathology, a division of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Dr. Lattes is former director of surgical pathology at P&S. He is now emeritus professor of surgical pathology.


James Malm '49
Grace Herman is specializing in poetry following her retirement from the health division of Metropolitan Life Insurance. In 1992 a collection of her poetry, "Set Against Darkness," was published. In 1994 she won honorable mention in the Bay Area Poets' Coalition for the poem "Moon." Two of her poems appeared in the 1994-95 issue of Jewish Women's Literary Annual....James Malm was awarded one of the P&S Distinguished Service Awards at the graduation ceremony in May for his distinguished service to the school.


Lila Wallis, clinical professor of medicine at Cornell University and attending physician at New York Hospital, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians. A former president of the American Medical Women's Association, she received the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Society for the Advancement of Women's Health Research, and the Woman of the Century Award from the Women's Medical Association of New York City. She is co-chair of the National Academy on Women's Health Medical Education and chair of the Task Force on Women's Health Curriculum of the American Medical Women's Association. The Lila Wallis Distinguished Visiting Professorship on Women's Health was established by Cornell in 1987.


Bernard Erlanger received one of the P&S Distinguished Service Awards at this year's graduation ceremony in May. The awards honor those who have served the college with the greatest distinction.


Garth Dettinger retired after 33 years of military service as deputy surgeon general of the Air Force. He spent 20 years as a general surgeon and eight years in command and administrative medicine. Now, as a civilian, he is county health officer of Fairfax County, Va., and still sees patients. Associate clinical professor at Georgetown University, he teaches nursing students. For the past 20 years he has been a surgical consultant for the CIA. The Dettingers have three children, two grandsons, and two great-grandsons....Ernest Reiner works part time as a consultant to Humana, an HMO, and part time in private practice in Tampa, Fla.


Robin Leach is editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Former chairman of orthopedics at Boston University, he retired in 1993. In 1994 he served as president of the American Orthopedic Association. In May of 1995 he enjoyed being visiting professor at P&S.


Kenneth Forde '59
At the P&S graduation ceremony in May, Kenneth Forde was awarded the seventh Charles W. Bohmfalk Award for distinguished contributions to teaching in the clinical years.


Murray Epstein was re-elected chair of the Hypertension Council of the National Kidney Foundation. He is also the foundation's representative on the National High Blood Pressure Education Committee, which is responsible for formulating national guidelines in the treatment of hypertension.


Anthony Pietropinto's latest book, "The Dream Girl, The Imaginary Perfect Woman All Men Hide," was welcomed with a discussion and book signing at Barnes & Noble in New York in February 1996.


Robin Cook '66
Robin Cook has another medical thriller to his credit, "Contagion," published in January 1996 by G.P. Putnam's Sons. "Practically nobody, including doctors," he says, "pays attention to the problems or reads the editorials in the New England Journal of Medicine. I believe my books are actually teaching people."


H. Ascher Sellner, president of the Wilson's Disease Association, presented a paper at the Wilson's Disease World Symposium in Austria in August 1995. He also had poster exhibits at the March of Dimes meeting in Los Angeles and the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology in San Francisco and presented a paper at the annual meeting of the American Gastroenterology Association in May.


Carol Adler Berkowitz is associate chair and professor of pediatrics at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is president of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and editor and major contributing author of "Pediatrics: A Primary Care Approach," published by W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia, 1996.


Elliot Sherr'95 and Caroline A. Riely'70 at Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile
Caroline Riely, professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Tennessee in Memphis, was elected as a member-at-large of the governing council of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. During a boat tour of the Grey Glacier and a tour of the Torres del Paine National Park in Southern Chile, she struck up a conversation and soon discovered common medical roots with Elliott Sherr'95.


George Davis is now full-time medical director for St. Peter's Hospice at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany, N.Y.


Karen Antman has been appointed director of the Columbia-Presbyterian Cancer Center.


Michael Schnur is director of radiology at United Hospital in Portchester, N.Y.


Pepe Perez-Sanz is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in shoulder surgery in the Chicago area, where he resides with his wife and children.


Bruce Kaplan has moved to Houston, Texas, where he assumed the position of medical director of renal transplantation at the University of Texas....Christopher Lin is practicing anesthesiology in San Gabriel, Calif. He and his wife had their first child, Ingrid, in February.


Richard White Jr., formerly at the National Cancer Institute, is now director of immunotherapy at the Cancer Center of Carolinas Medical Center at the University of North Carolina in Charlotte.


John Cross III has been appointed chief resident in anesthesiology at the University of California, Davis.


Margaret Prial is completing her residency training in forensic pathology at the New York City Medical Examiner's Office.

Because of a large number of contributions, some class notes must be saved for future issues. Send news and photos to P&S Alumni Association, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 630 W. 168th St., New York, NY 10032.

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