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School of Medicine and Dentistry

1945 Alvin Ureles (MD) has published Dodging the Death Rays: A Medical Look at Our Deep Space Policy (AuthorHouse). Alvin is professor emeritus of medicine at Rochester.

1955 Mario Sparagana (MD) (see ’51 College).

1961 Charles (Chuck) Weed (MD) (see ’56 College).

1962 Sol Solomon (MD), an internist and endocrinologist, writes that he directed the University of Tennessee medical school’s NIH-funded Short Term Medical Students Research Training Grant program for 35 years. “One of my medical student researchers, David Bulger, who spent six-plus months, over two summers, doing research with me, was awarded an NIH-Ox-Cam fellowship to get his PhD at Cambridge University. This and his last two years at medical school will be financed by NIH.” David’s and Sol’s research was published in the June 2015 issue of Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications.

1964 Stephen Kunitz (MD) has published a book, Regional Cultures and Mortality in America (Cambridge University Press). Stephen is a professor emeritus in the Department of Public Health Sciences at Rochester’s School of Medicine and Dentistry.

1971 Ward Buckingham (Res) writes: “I retired from internal medicine practice fully in 2005. I speak and write on enhancing patient health care safety, advocacy, and efficacy. I’ve written a book, Triumph Born of Ashes: Trooper Mike Buckingham’s Story (Deep River Books). It’s a powerful story of my brother’s amazing life of service and sacrifice for others.” Ward’s brother Mike, a former Washington State trooper, survived an accident during a high-speed chase of a drunk driver and is an educator and speaker on alcoholism and drunk driving.

1981 Julia Greenstein (PhD) has joined with her son, Isaac, and sister, Elaine, to publish her late father’s recipes in A Jewish Baker’s Pastry Secrets: Recipes from a New York Baking Legend for Strudel, Stollen, Danishes, Puff Pastry, and More (Ten Speed Press). Julia’s father, George Greenstein, owned a Long Island bakery, the Cheesecake King, and authored in 1993 Secrets of a Jewish Baker: Recipes for 125 Breads from Around the World, which won a James Beard Award. Julia is vice president of discovery research at JDRF, a research and advocacy organization dedicated to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes.

1984 Victoria Korth (MD), a Rochester psychiatrist and published poet, has a book of poetry, Cord Color (Finishing Line Press). The collection is Victoria’s first book of poetry.

1996 Charles Rardin (MD) has been named vice president of the American Urogynecologic Society. Charles is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Brown University’s medical school and director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at Care New England.

2001 Mark Fox (Res), ’05 (MPH) has been named director and associate dean of Indiana University School of Medicine–South Bend. . . . Salvatore (Sal) Mauro (Res) (see ’91 College).

2015 Dana Olzenak (PhD) completed training in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service program. The program trains physicians, veterinarians, and researchers to tackle public health threats, including disease epidemics and natural disasters.