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May–June 2014
Vol. 76, No. 5

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School of Medicine and Dentistry


Paul Yu (Res), who died in 1991, was the subject of an article in The American Scholar magazine last fall. Paul led the Medical Center’s cardiology department from 1957 to 1982 and became president of the American Heart Association in 1972. The article, “The Number One Funeral Home,” written by Paul’s oldest daughter, Pauline, tells of Paul’s role as cardiologist to Chiang Kai-Shek, following the Chinese president’s heart attack in 1972, and of the state funeral Paul would receive almost two decades later in Taipei.


Louis Aledort (Res) will receive an honorary doctor of medicine degree from Sweden’s University of Lund this June. Louis is an internist and hematologist at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. He’s been the Mary Weinfeld Professor of Clinical Research in Hemophilia at Mount Sinai since 1983.


Fred Bieber (MS), a medical geneticist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and associate professor of pathology at Harvard Medical School, has been named to the National Commission on Forensic Science. The commission was created last January by the Department of Justice and the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. Consisting of more than 30 experts in a variety of the sciences, law enforcement, and the legal profession, the commission will make policy recommendations to the U.S. Attorney General concerning training and certification of forensic science providers and uniform codes for professional responsibility.


Robert Lambert (MD), president and chief executive officer of the Arnot Health System in Elmira, N.Y., has been named to the board of directors of the Elmira Savings Bank.


John DiPersio (MD/PhD) was recognized by the American Association for Cancer Research with its 2014 Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research. John is an international expert in T-cell function, stem cell research, and acute myelogenous leukemia. He’s the chief of the oncology division and deputy director of the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University in St. Louis’s medical school. . . . Arthur Levin (PhD) has been named executive vice president for research and development at Avidity NanoMedicines in La Jolla, Calif.


Warren Hill (Res), a specialist in premium (multifocal) intraocular lens implant surgery and the mathematics of intraocular lens power calculations, was selected to deliver the Charles D. Kelman Innovator’s Lecture at the 2014 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Symposium and Congress in Boston. Warren’s lecture was titled “Something Borrowed, Something New: Improved Accuracy for IOL Power Selection.” He’s the medical director of East Valley Ophthalmology in Mesa, Ariz.


Mark Vossler (MD) (see ’85 College).


Quintin Bullock (D) has been named president of the Community College of Allegheny County in Pittsburgh. Quintin practiced dentistry at the Eastman Institute for Oral Health prior to turning to a career in higher education administration.


Jay Yelon (Flw) has coedited Geriatric Trauma and Critical Care (Springer). He’s the chairman of the surgery department at Lincoln Medical Center in the Bronx.


Heather Evans (MD), assistant professor of surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, was a winner of Google’s #ifihadglass contest, making her one of the first 8,000 people to work with Google’s technology-enhanced eyeglasses. Heather writes that she’s using Google Glass “to explore how wearable computing, with the ability to transmit live or recorded images captured at the eye level of the operator, might be used to enhance surgical training through performance feedback and remote intraoperative consultation.” Her work with Google Glass was the subject of a story in the Seattle Times last November.


Pediatrician Neville Anderson (MD) was named a “Top Rising Super Doctor” by Los Angeles Magazine in 2013. In April, she opened her own practice, Larchmont Pediatrics, on Larchmont Boulevard in Los Angeles.


Wen Dombrowski (MD) has been named chief medical information officer and vice president of the Visiting Nurse Association Health Group in New Jersey.