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Alumni team crafts electronic medical record that cuts down paperwork and saves time

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It’s the stuff of Star Trek: a doctor pulls out a tablet computer and begins to examine a patient. Instead of typing or writing, the physician touches the screen to record observations, make a diagnosis, consult a medical book, send a lab order, print a patient handout, and file a bill. Recordkeeping and paperwork...

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Doing the math to fight infectious disease

Doing the math to fight infectious disease

Kyeen Mesesan Andersson, M.D. ’07, Ph.D. ’07, has always liked math. She knew from childhood, too, that she wanted to...

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An alumnus’ singular calling to medicine and ministry

An alumnus’ singular calling to medicine and ministry

“Go to church this Sunday” was the prescription that Benjamin R. Doolittle, M.Div. ’94, M.D. ’97, wrote for a patient...

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1970s

C. Norman Coleman, M.D. ’70, was honored with a University of Vermont Alumni Achievement Award at the annual Reunion & Homecoming weekend on October 5. Coleman graduated from the University of Vermont in 1966 with a bachelor of arts in mathematics. He trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute; and in radiation...


C. Norman Coleman, M.D. ’70, was honored with a University of Vermont Alumni Achievement Award at the annual Reunion & Homecoming weekend on October 5. Coleman graduated from the University of Vermont in 1966 with a bachelor of arts in mathematics. He trained in internal medicine at the University of California, San Francisco; in medical oncology at the National Cancer Institute; and in radiation oncology at Stanford University. Coleman is associate director of the Radiation Research Program in the Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis and special advisor to the director of the National Cancer Institute.

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Howard Ozer, M.D. ’75, Ph.D. ’75, has been named director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center. Ozer joined the faculty there in 2010 as the Eileen Lindsay Heidrick Professor in Oncology and chief of hematology/oncology, and has served as interim director of the cancer center since January 2011. Ozer is internationally known for research in the development of hematopoietic growth factors...


Howard Ozer, M.D. ’75, Ph.D. ’75, has been named director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center. Ozer joined the faculty there in 2010 as the Eileen Lindsay Heidrick Professor in Oncology and chief of hematology/oncology, and has served as interim director of the cancer center since January 2011. Ozer is internationally known for research in the development of hematopoietic growth factors and cytokines and for clinical trials of biological therapies for leukemia and lymphoma.

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Steven J. Scheinman, M.D. ’77, HS ’80, FW ’84, was named president and dean of The Commonwealth Medical College in Scranton, Pa., as of September 10. Scheinman had been professor of medicine and pharmacology at SUNY Upstate Medical University and served as its senior vice president and dean of the College of Medicine from 2004 to 2011.

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Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D. ’75, a genetics researcher who founded the field of mitochondrial genetics in humans, received the 2012 Genetics Prize of the Gruber Foundation in November. Wallace was honored for his groundbreaking achievements in helping scientists understand the role of mitochondria in the development of disease and as markers of human evolution. He received the award in New Orleans...


Douglas C. Wallace, Ph.D. ’75, a genetics researcher who founded the field of mitochondrial genetics in humans, received the 2012 Genetics Prize of the Gruber Foundation in November. Wallace was honored for his groundbreaking achievements in helping scientists understand the role of mitochondria in the development of disease and as markers of human evolution. He received the award in New Orleans at the annual meeting of the American Society of Human Genetics.

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1980s

Paul B. Rothman, M.D. ’84, was appointed in December 2011 as the 14th dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and second chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a combination of an academic medical center and a health system with a global reach. Rothman, a rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, previously served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the...


Paul B. Rothman, M.D. ’84, was appointed in December 2011 as the 14th dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and second chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a combination of an academic medical center and a health system with a global reach. Rothman, a rheumatologist and molecular immunologist, previously served as dean of the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and as leader of that university’s clinical practice plan. He succeeds Edward D. Miller, M.D., who retired after 15 years as both dean and the first CEO of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

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1990s

Rahn K. Bailey, M.D., FW ’95, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry Medical College, was installed as president of the National Medical Association (NMA) on July 31 at the association’s 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in New Orleans. NMA is the largest and oldest national organization representing African-American...


Rahn K. Bailey, M.D., FW ’95, associate professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Meharry Medical College, was installed as president of the National Medical Association (NMA) on July 31 at the association’s 2012 Annual Convention and Scientific Assembly in New Orleans. NMA is the largest and oldest national organization representing African-American physicians and the patients they serve. A graduate of Morehouse College, Bailey received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of Texas at Houston and completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine.

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Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., HS ’90, professor of psychiatry, became the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry on July 1. Lyness, who was appointed associate dean for academic affairs a year ago, has been director of curriculum for medical student education since 2008 and medical director of continuing medical education since 2010....


Jeffrey M. Lyness, M.D., HS ’90, professor of psychiatry, became the senior associate dean for academic affairs at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry on July 1. Lyness, who was appointed associate dean for academic affairs a year ago, has been director of curriculum for medical student education since 2008 and medical director of continuing medical education since 2010. He is past president of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.

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William Pao, Ph.D. ’97, M.D. ’98, was honored for his leadership in lung cancer research by Joan’s Legacy: Uniting Against Lung Cancer at its “Strolling Supper with Blues and News” gala in New York City in November. Pao is director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, director of Personalized Cancer Medicine, and professor of medicine, cancer biology, and pathology/ microbiology/immunology...


William Pao, Ph.D. ’97, M.D. ’98, was honored for his leadership in lung cancer research by Joan’s Legacy: Uniting Against Lung Cancer at its “Strolling Supper with Blues and News” gala in New York City in November. Pao is director of the Division of Hematology and Oncology, director of Personalized Cancer Medicine, and professor of medicine, cancer biology, and pathology/ microbiology/immunology at Vanderbilt University.

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2000s

Sara M. Nayeem, M.D. ’06, M.B.A. ’06, and George W. Bell IV, M.D., were married on August 11 in Alexandria, Va. Nayeem works at New Enterprise Associates, a venture capital firm in Chevy Chase, Md., where she directs the firm’s investments in biopharmaceutical companies. Bell is a cardiologist at CardioCare, a clinic in Chevy Chase.

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2010s

Alisse K. Hauspurg, M.D. ’12, and Adam J. Janicki, M.D., were married on June 2 in Stonington, Conn. The couple met as undergraduates at the University of Pennsylvania. Hauspurg is a resident in ob/gyn at Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence. Janicki received his medical degree from Tufts and is a resident in emergency medicine at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence.

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