University of Rochester

Rochester Review
November–December 2012
Vol. 75, No. 2

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School of Medicine and Dentistry


Howard Loughlin (Res) (see ’68 undergraduate).


Juliane Meng Hentschel (Res) sends a photo and an update. She writes that she’s earned a master’s degree in medical education from the University of Bern. She adds: “I always enjoy reading the news from Rochester, even though I’ve spent most of my life on the European continent in my native Germany and in Switzerland, where I live and work now. My greetings especially go to Bob Hoekelman, then head of pediatrics; Margaret Colgan ’53M (MD), retired pediatrician and preceptor and mentor at Strong; Lissa McAnarney ’70M (Flw), who already then knew everything about adolescents (and more), Ruth Lawrence ’49M (MD), ’58M (Res), iconic newborn health promoter, who visited me in Switzerland; Bill Maniscalco, who helped me publish a curious observation of my own on newborns; Peggy McFarlane, retired residency program coordinator, the surrogate mother of residents; and Bernie Weiss ’53 (PhD), whose elegant writings about environmental poisons I have followed since we became friends alongside the U of R swimming pool.” Juliane would love to hear from friends at


Matthew Pommer (Pdc), a member of the U.S. Navy Dental Corps, became commander of the United States Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy, last July.


Danielle Thomas-Taylor (Res), ’06 (MPH) has been named director of the specialty medicine center of the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center. Danielle oversees several clinics at the center, located in Fayetteville, N.C., including clinics in pediatric cardiology, pediatric hematology, child abuse medical evaluation, and adult infectious disease.


Viktoriya Rybalko (MS) competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London in the women’s long jump. Representing Ukraine, Viktoriya placed 20th in the preliminary round of the event with a jump of 6.29 meters. She’s an assistant track coach at the University of Maine and is pursuing a doctorate in exercise science at the University of Texas.