ARTS & SCIENCES SELMA MIRIAM is featured in the documentary Bloodroot, which was shown at the BostonDocs and San Francisco film festivals and other locations in the United States in 2019 and will be shown abroad in 2020. MYRA SKLAREW, A81P, released a book titled A Survivor Named Trauma, combining her long-standing interest in neuroscience—given root with former Tufts professor Kenneth Roeder in his remarkable seminars—family history, and memoir.
MEDICINE BARCLAY M. SHEPARD of Boothbay Harbor, ME, was the featured speaker at a Veterans Day observance at the Southport Memorial Library in Southport, ME, where he talked about his career as a U.S. Navy surgeon.
ARTS & SCIENCES A few classmates gathered on the Cape at Il Montebello Restaurant in Yarmouth Port, MA. Seated left to right in the photo are: ELLEN WAINWRIGHT EVANS from Albuquerque, LINDA REICH KRASTS from Houston, LINDA CURTIS PRAUSE from Baltimore, ANN TAGGERT EVANS from Vero Beach, CHRISTINE VAN NORMAN from Albuquerque, and MARY ELLEN HEALY TALLERICO from Phoenix. The lone male is Bob Niemann, Linda Prause’s partner. They gathered for a three-day visit to renew friendships and discuss future gatherings. Also attending but not pictured is MARTY LEANDER from Centerville, MA.
ARTS & SCIENCES RICHARD MESERVE, J88P, was awarded the Eisenhower Medal by the American Nuclear Society. It is one of the highest awards the society grants and recognizes “outstanding leadership in public policy for nuclear science and technology or outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear nonproliferation.”
ARTS & SCIENCES RICHARD ABBOTT received the International Blindness Prevention Award, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to reducing blindness and/or restoring sight worldwide.
MEDICINE MICHAEL A. MOSKOWITZ of Belmont, MA, received an honorary doctorate from the University of Athens for his research and discovery of the trigeminovascular system, work that led to the development of novel drugs to treat migraine headaches.
ARTS & SCIENCES ARNOLD J. HURLEY, AG75, for the second consecutive year, won a drawing award from the Miniature Painters, Sculptors & Gravers Society of Washington, DC, as part of the society’s 86th Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature.
ARTS & SCIENCES DEBORAH PIERCE of Newton, MA, has been selected by the Opportunity Village of Las Vegas to consult on universal design features for Betty’s Village, a large residential community being developed for disabled adults.
ENGINEERING RICHARD LEVY released a book titled Introduction to Real Estate Development and Finance, which provides readers with a basic understanding of the principles that underlie real estate development.
MEDICINE CHARLES N. GLASSMAN, A09P, M11P, of Scarsdale, NY, joined White Plains Hospital Physician Associates in White Plains, NY. THOMAS H. WINTERS of Stow, MA, received the Harriett L. Hardy MD Award from the New England College of Environmental Medicine. The award recognizes individuals who exemplify and advance the highest ideals of occupational and environmental medicine.
MEDICINE FREDERICK M. GALE, M21P, of Norwood, MA, and RICHARD B. HALPERIN, A04P, A06P, of Guilford, CT, are members of a ’60s and ’70s classic rock and Motown band called The Regressions. They like to play for special causes, including Project Bread’s Walk for Hunger and, most recently, Rock Well 2019, a benefit to provide free massage and healing skincare to individuals with cancer.
ARTS & SCIENCES GARY BAILEY has been promoted to assistant dean for community engagement and social justice in the College of Social Science, Public Policy, and Practice at the Simmons University School of Social Work, where he has taught since 1999. Among his many on-campus activities, he directs the Urban Leadership Certificate in Clinical Social Work and coordinated the Dynamics of Racism and Oppression sequence.
MEDICINE HEDDY-DALE MATTHIAS of Madison, MS, was inducted into the 2019 Alumni Wall of Fame for the Morrisville-Eaton Central School District in Morrisville, NY. BRIAN P. MEKELBURG of Los Angeles was rated one of Los Angeles’s top dermatologists by Kev’s Best, a newspaper that focuses on technology, business, science, and startups.
MEDICINE DANA C. HILT of Waltham, MA, was named chief medical officer of Frequency Therapeutics, a biotechnology company in Woburn, MA, that focuses on developing methods to repair or reverse damage caused by degenerative diseases.
ARTS & SCIENCES DAVID BLACKMAR, AG83, will serve as a new partner at Taylor English Duma LLP, in the firm’s litigation practice group. He focuses his practice on environmental law and FDA food regulation.
ENGINEERING COLIN COOPER was named Connecticut’s first-ever chief manufacturing officer.
GRADUATE GINA MCCARTHY, former US EPA chief under President Barack Obama, was named president and chief executive officer of the Natural Resources Defense Council.
ARTS & SCIENCES LOU DIBELLA, lifelong boxing fan and promoter, has been elected into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. JIM LILLEY was the pilot for a recent trip by trustee emeritus Nathan Gabtcher, A62, H04.
ENGINEERING VICTORIA ARBITRIO was named an honorary member of the Structural Engineers Association of New York.
FLETCHER LAURIE LERNER PHIPPS recently retired from a lifelong career at the Department of State, having spent the past twelve years advocating for international women’s rights on behalf of the US Mission to the United Nations. She now works as an adjunct professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University, guiding undergraduate students to better understand the pros and cons of globalization while spending more time with her two granddaughters in New Jersey.
MEDICINE STEVEN D. GELBARD of Pompano Beach, FL, assumed leadership of ReLife Stem Cell Institute, which focuses on stem cell therapy and regenerative medicine, in Miami.
ARTS & SCIENCES MARY PASSALACQUA, E19P, and MARIO PASSALACQUA, E84, E19P, who met at Tufts and married soon after graduation, have three children, one of whom graduated from Tufts in May 2019. Mary and Mario are now partners in business, as the fifth owners of an idyllic historic B&B in Stockton, NJ, the Woolverton Inn. Since purchasing the Inn in 2016, Mary manages all aspects with Mario and her staff.
ENGINEERING MARIO PASSALACQUA, see ARTS & SCIENCES 1984.
MEDICINE CANDACE LAPIDUS SLOANE, J80, was reelected for the eighth consecutive year as chair of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine.
MEDICINE JOSEPH W. GRAVEL JR., A82, of Milwaukee was named chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.
ARTS & SCIENCES MICHAEL W. DRUMKE, partner at Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, has been elected to the American Bar Association Board of Governors for a three-year term. JOSEF VOLMAN, co-chair of Burns & Levinson’s Business Law Group, was named Sports Trailblazer by the National Law Journal. He has become a go-to attorney nationally for sports teams and businesses that need to get deals done.
MEDICINE MARK SWIERZEWSKI of Tampa, FL, joined the urology department at Watson Clinic Main in Lakeland, FL.
ARTS & SCIENCES DEBRA MOSS VOLLWEILER, associate dean for academic affairs, has been appointed as interim dean of the Shepard Broad College of Law in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
MEDICINE RICHARD K. FREEMAN II of Chicago was named regional chief clinical officer of Loyola Medicine in Maywood, IL. JAY S. KWON of Honolulu joined Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center’s anesthesiology department in Honolulu. ANTHONY J. LEMBO, M23P, of Weston, MA, was appointed to the medical advisory board at Ritter Pharmaceuticals, a Los Angeles–based company that creates products to modulate the gut microbiome to treat gastrointestinal diseases. ROBERT K. ZELDIN of West Orange, NJ, was named chief medical officer of Immunovant, a biopharmaceutical company centered on emergent therapies for debilitating autoimmune diseases.
ARTS & SCIENCES In August, surgeon MATTHEW BRACKMAN released a memoir, Med Mal, that details his struggles with the medical malpractice industry. CHRISTOPHER REISS, corporate and transactional attorney, joined Polsinelli as a shareholder in the firm’s Denver office.
MEDICINE AMIT RAKHIT of New York was promoted to president of Ovid Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving treatments for people with rare neurological diseases.
MEDICINE ELSIE KOH, J96, was honored for pioneering work in her field, as a Physician of the Year Finalist in the NJBIZ Magazine Healthcare Hero Awards at The Palace at Somerset Park, NJ. Koh was one of the first women to enter the field of interventional radiology, when only 1 percent of doctors in the field were women.
ARTS & SCIENCES SAMANTHA (PAIGE) DAVIS published Last Cut, a book based on her own process of healing.
MEDICINE KAREN E. BECKMAN, J93, added a second office location in New Canaan, CT, to her private practice based in Riverside, CT.
MEDICINE KENNETH T. PHAN of San Jose, CA, was rated one of San Jose’s top gynecologists by Kev’s Best, a newspaper that focuses on technology, business, science, and startups. DANIEL E. WEINER, A94, GBS04, of Natick, MA, received a Distinguished Leader Award from the American Society of Nephrology.
GRADUATE NATHANIEL GOLDBERG co-authored Superhero Thought Experiments: Comic Book Philosophy with Chris Gavaler. The book examines the deep philosophical topics addressed in superhero comics.
MEDICINE JONATHAN M. ASCHOFF, A91, GBS99, of South Orange, NJ, joined ROTH Capital Partners in New York, NY, as a managing director and senior research analyst for the firm’s health care research team. MICHAEL H. GREGER of Philadelphia, PA, released his latest book, How Not to Diet, which focuses on ideal weight loss—factors such as calorie density, the insulin index, and the impact of foods on the gut microbiome. VIVIAN W. SUNG of Providence, RI, was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association for her research trials directed in the Division of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery at Women & Infants Hospital in Providence.
ARTS & SCIENCES RAJASHREE KOPPOLU assumed the office of president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) and NAPNAP Partners for Vulnerable Youth for the 2019–2020 term. In addition to serving as the manager of advanced practice at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford, she works with the general surgery service, providing direct clinical care to complex pediatric surgery patients in both inpatient and ambulatory settings.
FRIEDMAN KIMBERLY ALTMAN received the Tomorrow’s Leaders Award for 2018 from the Greater New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. In addition to raising close to $20,000 in sponsorships, her Our Great Strides walk team raised more than $10,000 for the CF Foundation, and she also raised money by participating in other events (Cycle for Life, TD 5 Boro Bike Tour, and CF Climb).
ARTS & SCIENCES JAMIE PLATKIN STERNBERG joined the intellectual property law firm Saunders & Silverstein LLP of Amesbury, MA, as counsel, operating out of her office in Connecticut. Jamie’s practice focuses on strategic counseling, prosecution, enforcement, disputes, and transactions with respect to trademarks, copyrights, and domain names.
MEDICINE JOSEPH L. SCHINDLER, A94, of Hamden, CT, was named chief medical officer of Aeromics, Inc, a pharmaceutical company in New Haven, CT, that focuses on developing anti-edema therapies. RAHUL SHARMA of New York was named a Top 25 Innovator by Modern Healthcare for his achievements in the use of telemedicine in the emergency department and received the 45 Under 45 Award given by the American College of Emergency Physicians.
SMFA JONATHAN SCOTT GOLDMAN rejoined Blank Rome LLP as a partner in the commercial litigation group in the Philadelphia office, where he will lead the creation of a new state attorneys general team.
ARTS & SCIENCES MATT KULKIN joined the Washington, DC, office of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, where he is a partner and co-chair of the financial services group. Matt previously served as the director of the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission. PATRICK TUCK joined Wendel Rosen LLP, the largest law firm in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay area, as an associate in the firm’s land use and litigation practices.
MEDICINE RAHUL KAKKAR, A97, M02, of Weston, MA, was named chief executive officer of Pandion Therapeutics, in Cambridge, MA, and joined the company’s board of directors.
NUTRITION SAI KRUPA DAS received the HNRCA’s 2018 Rob Russell Award for Mid-Career Research Excellence. She was also promoted to associate professor at the Friedman School and mentored this year’s Gershoff Prize recipient.
ARTS & SCIENCES NDUBISI EZEOLU was named to the Daily Journal’s list of Top 40 Under 40 Lawyers in California for 2019. CASEY REBHOLZ, N18, and Ryan Arbour welcomed their first child, Dylan Rebholz Arbour, on Friday, November 9, 2018.
MEDICINE DAVID S. GERSON of Bedford, NH, joined UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, MA. STEFANIE A. SEIXAS-MIKELUS of Mount Pleasant, SC, joined East Cooper Urology, in Mount Pleasant, becoming the first female urologist to lead a urology practice in Mount Pleasant.
MEDICINE JASON L. CHERTOFF, A00, of Bexley, OH, joined Genesis Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialists in Zanesville, OH.
NUTRITION GRACE PHELAN was recently awarded a program citation for excellence in teaching at Tufts.
ARTS & SCIENCES ANJULI FAHLBERG was awarded the American Fellowship by the American Association of University Women. She is pursuing her research in social movements, urban violence, gender, development, and participatory action.
GRADUATE SARAH ROSE CAVANAGH, AG04, released a new book titled Hivemind.
SMFA DARREN MILLER received a research award from the US Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to Brazil for the spring semester of 2020.
ARTS & SCIENCES The REV. JENNIFER BAILEY was elected by the trustees of the Jessie Ball duPont Fund as an individual trustee. She started an initial five-year term in January.
MEDICINE HAKEEM O. ADENIYI, JR., A03, of Roseville, CA, was named medical director of Sacramento Native American Health Center, Inc., in Sacramento, CA. HANH HOANG of San Jose, CA, was rated one of San Jose’s top gynecologists by Kev’s Best, a newspaper that focuses on technology, business, science, and startups. MICHELLE T. LONG of Concord, MA, received a three-year Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for her research on differentiating metabolite signatures for early detection of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
NUTRITION JESSICA (HACHSTADT) SYLVESTER, A08, and husband, Josh, welcomed their second baby, a boy, Coby, into their family. Big sister, Sarit, is thrilled.
ARTS & SCIENCES ELIZABETH WEBB BUCILLA joined Klehr Harrison Harvey Branzburg LLP as an associate in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group.
MEDICINE AMANDA ALBANESE ROBERTS of Westbrook, ME, joined Maine Medical Partners in Portland, ME.
NUTRITION JENNIFER FELSTED KNIGHT, NG16, and her husband, Bryan, welcomed their first child, Elise, on March 15, 2019. They are soaking up all the newborn snuggles and having fun each day watching her grow.
ANDREA GUILLOT and fiancé Derek Gaston welcomed their baby boy, Eli Ray Gaston, on December 5, 2018.
GRADUATE CONOR CARNEY joined the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, as an assistant professor in the economics department, which is a tenure track position.
MEDICINE ROBERT H. GOLDSTEIN, A05, GBS12, of Boston, announced his run for Massachusetts’ 8th Congressional District.
ARTS & SCIENCES AARON PILNICK, a PhD student in the UF/IFAS College of Agricultural and Life Sciences’ School of Natural Resources and Environment, is working on a new coral reef restoration project with NOAA in the Florida Keys. ALYSSA RIDLEY spent last summer studying the ecological, cultural, and spiritual landscapes of the Western Ghats, a region of sacred groves and forest temples in India.
ENGINEERING TYLER ANDREWS, professional long-distance runner and one of the cofounders of Alta Andina, and his team secured funding from Ecuador’s System of Protected Areas to begin construction of the world’s highest-altitude self-guided trail accessible to disabled individuals.
MEDICINE PATRICK G. DERMARKAR, MG10 (MBS), of Bradenton, FL, joined Coastal Orthopedics in Bradenton. NIKHIL V. SIKAND of Stamford, CT, joined Stamford Health Medical Group in Stamford.
MEDICINE CHRISTOPHER M. BUTTARAZZI of Falmouth, ME, joined Maine Behavioral Healthcare and Maine Medical Partners, in South Portland, ME, as an addiction psychiatrist.
NUTRITION SETH (COBURN) COWAN will start his dietetic internship with Sodexo in the DC area this fall. AUDREY (ESSER) PERKINS, MG14, and her husband welcomed their daughter Lily Grey Perkins on December 1, 2018.
MEDICINE GILLIAN A. MORRIS of Pawtucket, RI, received the Rhode Island Medical Society’s 4 Under 40 Award, which recognizes physicians who demonstrate and exemplify commitment to their profession.
NUTRITION ALISON CROSS, MG15, works independently as a facilitator of food recovery initiatives in several of Boston’s MetroWest communities. She works with about forty schools, universities, hospitals, and continuing care retirement facilities to redirect their wasted food. KATE OLENDER moved to Minneapolis, MN, and joined Cargill’s Corporate Responsibility + Sustainable Development team as the partnerships manager. She focuses on building and strengthening the company’s partnerships with NGOs and IGOs around global nutrition, agriculture, and sustainability.
MEDICINE YUAN YAO of Newton Highlands, MA, joined Tufts Medical Center Community Care’s family medicine practices in Wakefield and Malden, MA.
NUTRITION JULIANNE BURKHOLDER and Seth Burkholder welcomed a baby boy, Leo Michael Burkholder, on November 20, 2018. DEEANA IJAZ, MG16, began her PhD in Behavioral Nutrition at Teachers College, Columbia University this past fall. She is doing research on the Return to Scratch Cooking Pilot happening in two schools in the Bronx and will be starting her dissertation research on the connections between nutrition and cognition in early childhood. KRISTA (ZILLMER) LANG and husband, Jake, welcomed their first child, Monica Louise, in December.
ARTS & SCIENCES CLAIRE HARD, Peace Corps volunteer, is serving in Liberia as a mathematics teacher and leading sessions on women’s empowerment and gender equality.
NUTRITION DYLAN ANDERSON-BERENS is relieved and excited to say he was hired by the International Center’s Tropical Agriculture Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security Program (at the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research) to research and write a guide to climate resilience for food and agriculture company members at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. KERRY CRISS and DIANA LICALZI released their book Drinking for Two in September 2019. The book advocates abstaining from alcohol during pregnancy while providing nutritious, non-alcoholic drink recipes. In addition to more than forty-five recipes, the book includes a primer about nutrition during pregnancy. CAITLIN MATTHEWS, AG17, has been serving as food systems coordinator for the Tri-County Health Department in the Denver metro area since October 2018. She is responsible for a three-year grant focused on community-driven policy, systems, and environmental change to increase food access at the neighborhood level.
ARTS & SCIENCES ALEXANDRA FOGNANI was awarded the 2020 Thomas R. Pickering Fellowship, which will support her two-year graduate program to receive a master’s degree in an area relevant to the conduct of US foreign policy. It will also provide extensive professional development opportunities, including internships, mentoring and skills training. PAULINA JEDRZEJOWSKI was honored in the Global Kids 30 Under 30 Portrait Series on August 2, 2019. Global Kids is a nonprofit organization focused on youth development and civic engagement through a human rights framework.
MEDICINE Physician assistant EMILY M. FARRELL, A15, MG19, of Greenland, NH, joined Seacoast Dermatology in Portsmouth, NH.