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Class Notes

School of Medicine and Dentistry

1962 Geoffrey Sperber (MS) has coauthored the third edition of Craniofacial Embryogenetics and Development (People’s Medical Publishing House). He’s a professor emeritus in medicine and dentistry at the University of Alberta.

1963 Barry Hoffer (MD), ’65 (PhD), ’68 (Res) received an honorary doctorate from the University of Helsinki in Finland last May. Barry is retired as the scientific director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse and is now director of research and adjunct professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery at Case Western Reserve University (see photo, page 60). Pictured are Barry—with the physical symbols of the award, a pleated silk top hat and engraved golden sword—and his wife, Joyce Wolfe Hoffer ’61RC.

1966 Charles Sanders (PhD) has published a book, Radiobiology and Radiation Hormesis: New Evidence and Its Implications for Medicine and Society (Springer).

1981 David Nash (MD) received an honorary degree from Salus University, founded as the Pennsylvania State College of Optometry in 1919 and specializing in training health care professionals. He also gave the school’s 2017 commencement address. David is the founding dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health in Philadelphia (see photo, page 60).

2009 Grace Vangeison Johnston (PhD) (see ’04 College).

2012 Rajvinder Bhatia (D) writes that she and Inder Chopra welcomed a daughter, Nanki Chopra, in May (see photo, page 60).

2014 Josh Leigh (MS) writes that he and his wife, Kellie, welcomed a son, Marshall Conrad, last January (see photo, page 60). Josh is a project director in the Medical Center’s web services department and Kellie is the assistant dean of student affairs at the Eastman School.