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A new mash for a new millennium

A new mash for a new millennium

Hymns, novels and phone calls home sustain a Yale alum on the ground in Baghdad.

Intensive training for handling wounds prepared Air Force Major John C. Lundell, M.D. ’94, for the casualties he might encounter as a battlefield anesthesiologist. But in the weeks after Lundell arrived at his post in a tent hospital at the Baghdad airport in early July, his caseload resembled family practice more than trauma medicine. At Camp Sather Lundell treated several patients who were...

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Medicine and society have changed—but not conditions for residents

Medicine and society have changed—but not conditions for residents

When Ruth Potee’s father started his medical residency at Boston City Hospital in 1949, the system was pretty simple: young medical school graduates received room, board and a lab coat in return for patient care and the training that went along with it. At the time, only residents at Bellevue Hospital in New York City received a stipend.That changed when Gale Potee and his colleagues formed the first house staff...

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From Brooklyn to the vineyards: how a surgeon became a country doctor

From Brooklyn to the vineyards: how a surgeon became a country doctor

Alexander Zuckerbraun, Ph.D., M.D. ’55, often finds fresh fruits and vegetables in the back of his pickup truck—in late...

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On the front lines of the battle to provide affordable care

On the front lines of the battle to provide affordable care

New Britain General Hospital was the eighth-largest employer in town two decades ago. Now it’s number one. That may...

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2003-2004 Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine

The Executive Committee of the Association of Yale Alumni in Medicine directs association activities, links the School of Medicine with its graduates, and helps alumni stay in touch with Yale.

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Lycurgus “Bill” Davey receives the Peter Parker Medal

Lycurgus “Bill” Davey receives the Peter Parker Medal

In a ceremony in the Beaumont Room on May 27, Lycurgus M. Davey, M.D. ’43, HS ’52, was honored with the Peter Parker...

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Calling all alumni who may be contemplating an attic-cleaning: we’d like your back issues of Yale Medicine. Of particular interest are copies of the Alumni Bulletin from the 1950s and 1960s. If you have copies to donate, please drop us a line at the address on the masthead on page 3 or phone 203-785-5824.

1940s
Franklin H. Epstein, M.D. ’47, HS ’49, professor of internal medicine (nephrology) at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, received the David M. Hume Memorial Award from the National Kidney Foundation in April at the annual meeting in Dallas. The honor is presented to a distinguished scientist-clinician who exemplifies the high ideals of scholarship and humanism.  Request Edit (DATE: )

William E. Kenney, M.D. ’41, HS ’45, an orthopaedic surgeon, writes to say that he retired 11 years ago after a severe coronary attack. Kenney began his career as a coroner’s physician in St. Louis, and later served as president of the medical staff at Truesdale Hospital in Fall River, Mass. He established a treatment program for children at The Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Center and Services...


William E. Kenney, M.D. ’41, HS ’45, an orthopaedic surgeon, writes to say that he retired 11 years ago after a severe coronary attack. Kenney began his career as a coroner’s physician in St. Louis, and later served as president of the medical staff at Truesdale Hospital in Fall River, Mass. He established a treatment program for children at The Cerebral Palsy Rehabilitation Center and Services in Fall River, where he was also medical director.

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1950s

As a result of a bequest, arranged by his children, from the estate of Kent Ellis, M.D. ’50, the Historical Library at the School of Medicine has named the reference room in his honor. At a dedication ceremony held in January a plaque was installed on the door, and bookplates will soon adorn the books which were purchased with the bequest.

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1960s

Robert A. Achtel, M.D., HS ’69, FW ’71, clinical professor of pediatrics (cardiology) at Stanford University School of Medicine, has joined the Northwest Pediatric Cardiology outreach program for Stanford University Medical Center, based in Sacramento, Calif.

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Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D. ’61, HS ’62, clinical professor of dermatology at Yale and in private practice at SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, Mass., received the Leon Goldman Memorial Lectureship Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in April at its annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The award honors a physician who has demonstrated excellence in clinical laser research...


Kenneth A. Arndt, M.D. ’61, HS ’62, clinical professor of dermatology at Yale and in private practice at SkinCare Physicians of Chestnut Hill, Mass., received the Leon Goldman Memorial Lectureship Award from the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery in April at its annual meeting in Anaheim, Calif. The award honors a physician who has demonstrated excellence in clinical laser research and services to patients. Arndt was a founding member and former president of the society.

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Robert N. Frank, M.D. ’66, professor of ophthalmology, anatomy and cell biology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, was elected editor-in-chief of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). His five-year term started January 1. IOVS is the major publication of the 10,500-member Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Frank also writes to...


Robert N. Frank, M.D. ’66, professor of ophthalmology, anatomy and cell biology at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, was elected editor-in-chief of the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science (IOVS). His five-year term started January 1. IOVS is the major publication of the 10,500-member Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. Frank also writes to say that his youngest child, Ariel Frank, is beginning her first year at the School of Medicine this fall.

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Robert L. Marier, M.D. ’69, former dean of the Louisiana State University (LSU) School of Medicine, was named acting dean of the new School of Public Health at LSU Health Sciences Center. Marier stepped down as dean of the medical school last October to oversee planning of the new school of public health.

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After 27 months, Robert F. Maudsley, M.D., HS ’69, has stepped down as dean of Health Sciences at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, and returned to Nova Scotia, Canada. He writes that he is now retired for the third time and plans to volunteer at a local hospital and Dalhousie Medical School.  Request Edit (DATE: )
Michael L.J. Apuzzo, M.D., FW ’67, HS ’73, the Edwin M. Todd/Trent H. Wells Jr. Professor of Neurological Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, received the Gagna A. and Charles Van Heck Prize from the National Funds for Scientific Research in Belgium for his contributions to the management of...
Michael L.J. Apuzzo, M.D., FW ’67, HS ’73, the Edwin M. Todd/Trent H. Wells Jr. Professor of Neurological Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, received the Gagna A. and Charles Van Heck Prize from the National Funds for Scientific Research in Belgium for his contributions to the management of previously untreatable diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases and brain tumors. King Albert II of Belgium presented the award in September at ceremonies at the Royal Academy of Medicine in Brussels.
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Joseph A. Zaccagnino, M.P.H. ’70, president and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Quinnipiac University for his civic and humanitarian contributions and his superior leadership skills. In addition, he gave the commencement address to graduate students in nursing, physical therapy, health sciences business,...


Joseph A. Zaccagnino, M.P.H. ’70, president and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Yale New Haven Health System, was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Quinnipiac University for his civic and humanitarian contributions and his superior leadership skills. In addition, he gave the commencement address to graduate students in nursing, physical therapy, health sciences business, communications and education. Zaccagnino was also sworn in as chair of the National Committee for Quality Health Care at its 25th anniversary meeting in March in Washington. He will lead the board of trustees of the nonprofit organization, which is dedicated to enhancing the quality of health care in the United States.

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1980s
After a 27-year career, Mark L. Dembert, M.D., M.P.H. ’83, retired from the Navy Medical Corps with the rank of captain in November 2002. Dembert writes to say that he has combined preventive/occupational medicine, disaster medicine and psychiatry to work for the Virginia Department of Health. He is the Eastern Region Medical Consultant for Emergency Preparedness and Response (chemical-biological...
After a 27-year career, Mark L. Dembert, M.D., M.P.H. ’83, retired from the Navy Medical Corps with the rank of captain in November 2002. Dembert writes to say that he has combined preventive/occupational medicine, disaster medicine and psychiatry to work for the Virginia Department of Health. He is the Eastern Region Medical Consultant for Emergency Preparedness and Response (chemical-biological terrorism), which is based in Norfolk and covers a population of 1.5 million and an area of several thousand square miles.
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Heather J. Folsom, MED ’81, M.D., a psychiatrist who began her medical studies at Yale with the Class of 1981, has written a book titled Philosophie Thinly Clothed, and Other Stories, which draws on her experience and fascination with the hidden world of unconscious meanings and motives. Her book, published this year by Cadmus Editions, is a collection of 42 short stories, allegories and moral...
Heather J. Folsom, MED ’81, M.D., a psychiatrist who began her medical studies at Yale with the Class of 1981, has written a book titled Philosophie Thinly Clothed, and Other Stories, which draws on her experience and fascination with the hidden world of unconscious meanings and motives. Her book, published this year by Cadmus Editions, is a collection of 42 short stories, allegories and moral tales.
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Paul P. Wang, M.D. ’86, associate director of clinical development at Pfizer Global Research and Development in New London, Conn., will complete a four-year term in December as a founding member of the subboard of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for the American Board of Pediatrics. This subspecialty, established in 1999, focuses on problems such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral...


Paul P. Wang, M.D. ’86, associate director of clinical development at Pfizer Global Research and Development in New London, Conn., will complete a four-year term in December as a founding member of the subboard of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for the American Board of Pediatrics. This subspecialty, established in 1999, focuses on problems such as mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, ADHD, enuresis, school refusal and behavior management.

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1990s
Stephen Allegretto, M.P.H. ’97, lecturer in public health at Yale and administrative director of finance at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been promoted to vice president of financial planning at the Yale New Haven Health System. His responsibilities will include financial planning and analysis and decision support for the three-hospital system, which includes Yale-New Haven, Bridgeport and...
Stephen Allegretto, M.P.H. ’97, lecturer in public health at Yale and administrative director of finance at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been promoted to vice president of financial planning at the Yale New Haven Health System. His responsibilities will include financial planning and analysis and decision support for the three-hospital system, which includes Yale-New Haven, Bridgeport and Greenwich hospitals.
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Jennifer S. Meltzer, M.P.H. ’97, pediatrics department administrator at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York, was married in October 2002 to Vineet Goswami, an account executive for office equipment at Konica Office Products in New York.  Request Edit (DATE: )

Samuel S. Myers, M.D. ’92, an internist in a private medical research and guidance practice and a clinical instructor at the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, was married in October 2002 to Kelsey D. Wirth, founder, board member and former president of Align Technology in Santa Clara, Calif.

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Scot Phelps, J.D., M.P.H. ’95, was appointed assistant commissioner of emergency management at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2002 and has been teaching a course on disaster management at the New York Medical College. He writes that as head of the new emergency management bureau he is getting the opportunity to combine his experiences as a paramedic, emergency...
Scot Phelps, J.D., M.P.H. ’95, was appointed assistant commissioner of emergency management at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in 2002 and has been teaching a course on disaster management at the New York Medical College. He writes that as head of the new emergency management bureau he is getting the opportunity to combine his experiences as a paramedic, emergency manager and administrator to better prepare New York City against terrorism.
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Dan Stolar, MED ’93, who began medical studies at Yale with the Class of 1993, writes to say that after completing four and a half months of third-year clerkships, he took a leave of absence from the School of Medicine to pursue creative writing and eventually withdrew as a student in good standing. This spring his first book, The Middle of the Night, was published by Picador USA, a division of...
Dan Stolar, MED ’93, who began medical studies at Yale with the Class of 1993, writes to say that after completing four and a half months of third-year clerkships, he took a leave of absence from the School of Medicine to pursue creative writing and eventually withdrew as a student in good standing. This spring his first book, The Middle of the Night, was published by Picador USA, a division of St. Martin’s Press. “Though I did not graduate from Yale School of Medicine, I am very grateful to the many medical school faculty and students who offered their support while I struggled with this difficult decision. It is no exaggeration to say that this book might never have been written without their help.”
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Nicole S. Cundiff, M.P.H. ’00, product manager in marketing for Sanofi-Synthelabo in New York, and Scott C. Durbin, M.P.H. ’99, executive director of finance and corporate development for Alteon, a small public biotech company in Ramsey, N.J., were married in July in New York.  Request Edit (DATE: )
2000s
Angeli Achrekar, M.P.H. ’01, received the 2003 Carl W. Tyler Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice at the annual CDC Partnering Meeting in Atlanta on February 12, 2003. Achrekar is an Association of Schools of Public Health fellow with the CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Adolescent and School Health.  Request Edit (DATE: )
Nicole S. Cundiff, M.P.H. ’00, product manager in marketing for Sanofi-Synthelabo in New York, and Scott C. Durbin, M.P.H. ’99, executive director of finance and corporate development for Alteon, a small public biotech company in Ramsey, N.J., were married in July in New York.  Request Edit (DATE: )
 
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