’52 MD—John F. Kurtzke of Falls Church,
VA, December 1, 2015; neurologist; helped
establish the field of neuroepidemiology; professor of neurology and community and family
medicine at Georgetown University; chief of
neurology services at the Veterans Administration Hospital; developed a disability scale
for multiple sclerosis patients; consultant in
neurology at Bethesda Naval Hospital; retired
two-star admiral, US Naval Reserves; author;
active in professional affairs.
’52 MD—Elizabeth Barrows Watson
of North Andover, MA, February 24, 2015; anesthesiologist at Bon Secours, now Holy Family
Hospital; also practiced at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
’53 MD—C. Peter Albright of North
Danville, V T, June 2, 2016; practiced medicine on
Cape Cod and in Burlington, St. Johnsbury, and
Danville, V T; past president of the Vermont State
Medical Society and of the American Holistic
Medical Society; member of the Pumpkin Hill
Singers and the North Country Chorus; traveler;
peace activist; environmentalist; woodworker;
active in community and religious affairs.
’54 MD—Robert Newton of Sudbury,
MA, April 3, 2016; urologist; pioneer in male infertility; practiced at Newton-Wellesley Hospital; also worked at New England Cryogenics;
served in the Medical Corps Reserves.
’55 MD—Reginald Harned Isele of
Austin, MN, May 31, 2015; physician at Austin
Medical Center for 40 years; US Air Force veteran; physician at Eglin Air Force Base; president
of the Austin Symphony and the Austin Artist
Series; Rotarian; active in community, professional, and religious affairs.
’56 MD—Mitchell Mills of York, PA, formerly of Springfield, VA, February 20, 2015; cardiovascular thoracic surgeon; chief of thoracic
surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital; professor
emeritus at George Washington University
School of Medicine; US Navy Captain; medical
officer on the aircraft carrier Bonhomme Richard
and the hospital ship USS Repose; active in
community, professional, and religious affairs.
’56 MD—Frank G. Moody of Houston,
TX, August 12, 2016; professor and chair of sur-
gery at McGovern Medical School; expert on the
surgical treatment of peptic ulcers, gallstones,
inflammation of the intestine, and morbid
obesity; also taught at the University of Utah,
the University of Alabama, and UC San Fran-
cisco; author; mountain hiker; skier; active in
’56 MD—Frederic W. Smith Jr. of Portland, OR, August 8, 2016; chief of gastroenterology at the Veterans Medical Center; professor
emeritus of medicine, Oregon Health & Sciences
University; veteran; active in professional affairs.
Wife, Mary Dewitt Smith, MD ’59.
’57 MD—J. William Costello of Colorado Springs, CO, September 2, 2016; retired
ob/gyn; practiced at Providence Hospital; clinical assistant professor, Georgetown University
Medical School; also practiced in Hutchinson,
Pratt, and Hays, KS, before retirement; medical
officer, US Air Force; active in professional affairs.
’58 MD—Simmons Lessell of Lexington, MA, May 9, 2016; director of neuro-opthalmology at the Massachusetts Eye and
Ear Infirmary; professor of ophthalmology at
Harvard Medical School; active in professional
’54, ’58 MD—Hibbard E. Williams of
Davis, CA, July 26, 2016; endocrinologist; expert on kidney stone disease; professor of general medicine and the second dean of UC Davis
School of Medicine; professor, medical genetics division chief, department vice chair, and
executive chief of staff at UC San Francisco;
chair of WCM’s Department of Medicine;
physician-in-chief at New York Hospital; enjoyed
boating, travel, writing, winemaking, and cooking; active in professional affairs.
Joel Schrock, PhD ’ 14, received the Lee
Family Scholarship to pursue his MBA at Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management,
graduating in 2015. While in Ithaca, he focused
on creating opportunities for interaction between MBA students and graduate students
in the sciences, including a partnership between the Graduate School’s Bench to Bedside
Initiative (BBI) and the Big Red Venture Fund,
where he served as a fund manager. In summer
2015, he became a manager in Pfizer Consulting and Execution, an internal management
consulting group, where he has worked on a
number of projects across functions and business units. He lives in New York City with his
wife, Emily Berman.
J. Bryan Iorgulescu, MD ’ 15, a resident
in the Department of Pathology at Brigham
and Women’s Hospital, was recently awarded
a two-year, $43,460 extramural LRP grant for
his project, “Quality Improvement of Cancer Pathology Diagnoses: Determining Predictors of
Discordant Diagnoses and Resulting Patient
Outcomes,” from the National Cancer Institute
of the NIH. His research focuses on clinical
quality improvement, cancer immunothera-pies, and applied health informatics.
Christina Maksymiuk, PhD ’ 15, did her
graduate work in Dr. Carl Nathan’s lab; during
her doctoral studies, she did internships with
The Solution Lab and JMP Securities. Shortly
after graduation she joined Bionest Partners, a
boutique healthcare consulting firm with offices in New York and Paris. She has worked on
projects across multiple therapeutic areas, but
her specialization and interest is in oncology
and infectious disease diagnostics.
Rob Frawley, PhD ‘ 16, is a full-time staff
scientist with BioBus Inc., a nonprofit science-teaching organization based out of Manhattan.
In this role, Rob teaches K– 12 students in local
schools various aspects of biology four days a
week and organizes a high school internship
program focusing on marine biology in the East
River. He is also an adjunct professor at Mary-mount Manhattan College, teaching microbiology and epidemics/infectious diseases, and
the swimming coach at the New York Athletic
Club, which had three swimmers compete in
the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
Sarah Kishinevsky, PhD ‘ 16, recently
accepted a position in the Weill Cornell Medicine Dean’s Entrepreneurship Lab.
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