University of Rochester

Class Notes

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Reunion News

School of Medicine and Dentistry classes celebrating reunions

October 12–14, 2006

60th Reunion: 1946
55th Reunion: 1951
50th Reunion: 1956
45th Reunion: 1961
40th Reunion: 1966
35th Reunion: 1971
30th Reunion: 1976
25th Reunion: 1981
20th Reunion: 1986
15th Reunion: 1991
10th Reunion: 1996

For more about Alumni Weekend, visit the School of Medicine and Dentistry’s office of Alumni Relations

Anthony Tartaglia (MD) is lead independent director at Albany Molecular Research. He has been on the company’s board of directors since 1995.

Julian Earls (Mas) was a finalist to become Alabama A&M University’s 10th president. Julian is director of the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio.

Mohamed Sharawy (PhD), professor of oral biology and maxillofacial pathology at the Georgia School of Dentistry, received the 2005 Isaiah Lew Memorial Research Award from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry Research Foundation.

Paul Mintz (MD) (see ’70RC undergraduate).

Capt. Jack Riggs (MD), ’81 (Res), ’82 (Res) and Col. Michael Panosian ’86 (MD), ’94 (Res) met in the desert of Kuwait while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Jack writes, “We reminisced about our common medical school experiences in cold, snowy Rochester while serving together in hot, sandy Kuwait.” Jack, who has served in the Navy Reserves for 25 years, is commanding officer of the U.S. Military Hospital in Kuwait and Expeditionary Medical Facility Dallas, a unit that staffs the Kuwait hospital and nine clinics in Kuwait and Qatar. Michael, who has served with the Air Force for 22 years, is commander of the 386th Expeditionary Medical Group. Jack is professor of neurology at West Virginia School of Medicine. He and his wife, Christine, have four children—three in college and one who will be attending West Point in the fall. Michael and his wife, Rene, have two middle school–age children. They live in Xenia, Ohio.

Barry Rosenstein (PhD) (see ’73RC undergraduate).

David Nash (MD) is a coauthor of The Quality Solution: The Stakeholder’s Guide to Improving Health Care. David is the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris N. Grandon Professor of Health Policy and chair of the health policy department at Thomas Jefferson University’s medical college in Philadelphia.

Patrick Pullicino (Res), professor and chair of neurosciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, was reappointed to the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, a component of the National Institutes of Health.

Melinda Saran (Mas) (see ’82RC undergraduate).

Christopher Hillyer (MD) is chair of the scientific advisory board of Immucor, a blood transfusion equipment manufacturer. Christopher is director of the transfusion medicine program at Emory University in Atlanta.

Dolores Bacon (MD) writes, “In December 2004, I was promoted to associate clinical professor of medicine at Columbia Presbyterian College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City.” . . . Michael Panosian (MD), ’94 (Res) (see ’76). . . . Tess Schmalbach (Flw), ’89 (PhD) is senior vice president of clinical and medical affairs and chief medical officer of Dyax Corp, a biotherapeutics company. Previously, Tess was vice president of clinical development at Coley Pharmaceutical Group.

Denise Dion (MD) was appointed to the Oregon Governor’s Commission on Senior Services. Denise is the medical director of Greater Oregon Behavioral Health.

Todd Whitman (MD) is an internist at the NorthEast Medical Center in Concord, N.C.

Julie Neuberg (MS) and Paul Mason were married on October 8, 2005, in Lockport, N.Y. Julie is a scientific technical assistant at the University of Düsseldorf in Germany, and Paul is a computer programmer at Element K in Düsseldorf.