Samuel N. Kolmen, Ph.D., (’57 Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics) displayed his paintings and monoprints at the Frank L. Melega Art Museum in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, from November 2003–February 2004 in a show titled “Interpretations.”
H.F. Daginawala, Ph.D., (’67 Biochemistry) retired in 1996 as professor and head of the department of Biochemistry at Nagpur University in India. Since retirement he has worked as a senior research consultant in the Biochemistry Research Laboratory of the Central India Institute of Medical Sciences, Nagpur. The institute is a specialty hospital for neurology, neurosurgery, cardiology, general surgery, and medicine. Presently the research team is working in collaboration with Dr. Karen Dobos of Colorado State University on developing a rapid diagnostic test for tuberculosis meningitis by analyzing cerebral spinal fluid samples.
Tom Iliffe, Ph.D., (’77 Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics) received a grant from the National Science Foundation to continue his exploration and study of underwater caves in the Bahamas. Dr. Iliffe is an associate professor in the Department of Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston, where he teaches courses in biospeleology and scientific diving. His diving explorations of Bermuda caves have resulted in the discovery of more than 200 species, 70 of which are new to science. His research interests are biodiversity, biogeography, evolution, and ecology of animals inhabiting anchialine caves; cave conservation and environmental protection; and cave and research diving.
Philip Langlais, Ph.D., M.A., (’74 Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biophysics) has been named dean of graduate studies and associate vice president for research at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. The appointment was effective August 25, 2003. After completing his master’s degree at UTMB, he earned his doctorate in experimental psychology from Northeastern University in Boston. He was a research fellow in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and later served there as an instructor of psychiatry. Dr. Langlais joined San Diego State University in 1988 as an associate professor of psychology and became professor in 1991. He was named associate dean for research and graduate studies in 2001. During his 30-year academic career, he has also taught at Stonehill College in Massachusetts, Northeastern University, and UTMB.
Eric Undesser, M.D., Ph.D., (’79 Pharmacology and Toxicology) is chief of neurology at the G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi. He also serves as clinical information officer for the Veterans Integrated Service Network 16 and also holds a clinical appointment with the University of Mississippi Medical Center. His oldest son is 18, is a senior in high school, and hopes to go to college in Southern California next year. His youngest son is 14, and has been attending boarding school in New Hampshire for the past three years. Dr. Undesser remarried three years ago. His wife, Mitzi, is retired from the VA and is an artist. He’s hoping she gets really good and fetches large sums for her canvases, thus allowing him to retire early!
Margaret Colden-Stanfield, Ph.D., (’86 Pharmacology and Toxicology) is an associate professor of physiology at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. She was honored to make a contribution recently to the newly established Betty J. Williams Endowed Scholarship for GSBS students and was thrilled to have recently reconnected with her mentor, Dr. Williams, who has retired from UTMB and relocated to the Atlanta area. Dr. Colden-Stanfield’s overall goals of her laboratory are to elucidate how ions cross the membranes of inflammatory cells and to characterize the regulation of these signaling events under normal and pathophysiologic conditions. Her laboratory has demonstrated an induction of a potassium (K+) ionic current in human monocytes adherent to physiologic substrates such as activated vascular endothelium which enhances calcium-dependent chemokine production. As an extension of this work, she has recently shifted her emphasis to bone marrow-derived macrophages to investigate the role of K+ channels in the differentiation of monocytes into macrophages as a first step in atherosclerotic lesion formation in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice as well as kidney end-organ damage in salt-induced hypertension in Dahl-salt-sensitive rats. In addition, she teaches the cell physiology component of the Medical Physiology course and is intermittently responsible for lectures in the Membrane Phenomena course offered in the Ph.D. program for biomedical sciences at Morehouse.
Faith M. Strickland, Ph.D., (’87 Microbiology and Immunology) moved from Houston and the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to accept a position as senior scientist in the Dermatology Department at the Henry Ford Health System, with a joint appointment as associate professor in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Her research at the Henry Ford Health System is focused on skin cancer and the role of immune response. While Dr. Strickland is pleased to be back in the Midwest (she grew up in Chicago), she said she does miss Texas. Her 18-year-old son, Robert, is a freshman member of the Corps of Cadets at Texas A&M University in College Station. He recently was awarded the Quarter Master award, the highest honor in Sea Scouting of the Boy Scouts of America. Robert is an Eagle Scout and received the Venturing Silver Award.
Elie D. Al-Chaer, Ph.D., (’96 Neuroscience) earned a law degree at South Texas College of Law and passed the Texas Bar Exam in 2002. He consults in American jurisprudence, international law, business strategies, biomedical research and development, health care policy and political strategy. Dr. Al-Chaer, assistant professor of internal medicine, founded the Center for Pain Research at UTMB in 2002. The center’s primary goal is to develop a deeper understanding from a patient’s perspective of chronic pain symptoms and the best conventional and unconventional approaches to alleviate the pain. He and his wife, Nada Lawand (’00 Neuroscience), had their first baby, a boy named Haddy, in May 2003.
Chessley R. Atchison, D.V.M., Ph.D., (’99 Pathology) is deputy director for research plans and programs of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command.
Rex Dyer, Ph.D., (’97 Microbiology and Immunology) started his post-doctoral training at the Texas A&M Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston, where he worked on developing a mouse model for studying the role of fibroblast growth factor 10 on prostate disease (benign prostatic hyperplasia and prostate cancer). When his wife, Beth Turnball, D.V.M., Ph.D., (’98 Pathology) finished her dissertation work, they moved to Massachusetts, where he was employed with Metabolix, Inc. Metabolix uses E. coli as a factory for production of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) which, when extracted, have the properties of plastics and are biodegradable in landfills. PHAs are produced by certain soil bacteria and are used as an energy source under conditions of environmental stress. His role was to isolate the genes from the natural producers and put them into E. coli. In July 2001, he and Beth moved to Peoria, Illinois, where they are closer to their families. Currently, he is a post-doctoral microbiologist at NCAUR (The “Ag Lab”). He is studying a fungal pathogen (Fusarium graminearum) that infects wheat. This fungus causes wheat scab, resulting in economic losses to the agriculture industry. It is also a food safety concern because it produces a mycotoxin. In July 2002 he and his wife began adoption procedures to get their daughter Lindsey Madison Dyer. She was born April 16, 2002, in Wichita Falls, Texas. They report, “She is an absolute joy in our lives.”
Wenjun Zhou Martini, Ph.D., (’98 Preventive Medicine and Community Health) presented the paper, “Independent contributions of hypothermia and acidosis to coagulopathy in swine” and won the Best Manuscript award at the 17th annual meeting of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma (EAST), January 12–17, 2004, at Amelia Island, Florida. The EAST meeting is one of the top meetings for presentation to the trauma community, so this is an extraordinary honor. Using a new technique to quanitate the kinetics of thrombin—the essential enzyme in coagulation, the study revealed the mechanisms responsible for the development of coagulopathy under hypothermia and metabolic acidosis. Coagulopathy, hypothermia, and acidosis are a fatal and vicious triad in trauma patients.
Dr. Martini will be the session moderator at the next EAST meeting.
Shawn D. Newlands, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., (’90 Neuroscience) has accepted an offer to become chair of the Department of Otolaryngology at UTMB and will also assume the role of medical director of the otolaryngology clinics. He was one of the first graduates from the M.D./Ph.D. Combined Degree Program at UTMB. Newlands completed an internship in general surgery at Virginia-Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, followed by a residency in otolaryngology and one year on the faculty at the University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Newlands then served on the faculty at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for three years. In 1999 he was recruited to UTMB, and in 2002, received his Master’s in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
James Patterson, M.D., Ph.D., (’94 School of Medicine, ’96 Neuroscience) is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and is also director of positron emission tomography neuroimaging research in the Biomedical Research Institute PET Imaging Center. His research interests include neuropsychiatric illnesses, specifically schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease.
Deborah Payne, Ph.D., (’93 Microbiology and Immunology) is associate professor of pathology, and director of the Division of Molecular Diagnostics at UTMB. She has been asked to serve on the Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines Organizing Committee to establish clinical guidelines for pharmacogenomic testing. The National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry publishes laboratory medicine practice guidelines for the application of clinical biochemistry to medical diagnosis and therapy and prepares laboratory medicine consensus documents. Under Dr. Payne’s direction, the Molecular Diagnostics division at UTMB received the 2003 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Networking Award for its collaborations with other departments and entities.
John T. Piper, Ph.D., (’98 Human Biological Chemistry and Biology) is a staff fellow in the laboratory of cellular hematology, Division of Hematology, Office of Blood Research and Review, within the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Rockville, Maryland. His position involves both regulatory review and research. The laboratory of cellular hematology regulates cellular blood components, including platelets and red cells, and his research focuses on various aspects of platelet biochemistry.
Shyam Ramakrishnan, Ph.D., (’94 Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics) is director for toxicogenomics applications at Gene Logic Inc. Previously, Dr. Ramakrishnan held industry positions in drug discovery and preclinical development at Hoffman La Roche Pharmaceuticals, Genome Therapeutics Corporation, Bayer Pharmaceuticals and LION Biosciences. At Bayer, he managed the Bayer-Millennium project from the bioinformatics end, during which time he set up the Bayer-LION collaboration and headed the Target Discovery division. He also was instrumental in delivering in-silico validated targets to Bayer, 22 months ahead of schedule. At LION, Shyam held positions in bioinformatics and business development, working in both domestic and international markets.
Chris W. Robb, M.D., Ph.D., (’99 Microbiology and Immunology) received his medical degree from Texas Tech in May 2003. Dr. Robb currently is doing a one-year internal medicine residency at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. Next July he will be starting a residency in dermatology at Vanderbilt. He hopes to combine clinical practice with molecular research in dermatology. He and his wife, Deborah, had their first child, a son named Mason, in July 2003. He reports that Mason is gaining weight and doing great.
Beth Turnbull, D.V.M., Ph.D., (’98 Pathology) worked with the New England Aquarium in Boston, Massachusetts, where she was the veterinarian in charge of the stranding group responsibile for responding to beached turtles and marine mammals and rehabilitating them. Since moving to Peoria, Illinois, she has been at a small-animal veterinary clinic and is in the process of buying another small-animal clinic from a retiring veterinarian. She went into business in January 2004 with another veterinarian in town. Her mother is living with her and her husband, Rex Dyer, Ph.D., (’97 Microbiology and Immunology) and takes care of their daughter while they work.
Nancy J. Macdonald, Ph.D., M.B.A., (’00 Neuroscience) earned her M.B.A. in finance and international business from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., in 2002. Her business training included a semester of study at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. Nancy then worked for two years as a pharmaceutical analyst (CNS Group) for Decision Resources in Boston, before accepting her current position as a manager of market research (Rimonabant and Portfolio Group) for Sanofi-Synthelabo in New York.
Adrianne Ondarza, Ph.D., (’00 Neuroscience) is living in Austin, Texas, and working as a medical writer for PPD Development, a contract research organization. The company conducts all phases of human drug trials for pharmaceutical companies working to get their investigational drugs approved by the FDA for use in humans—from the initial (Phase I) safety trials to the final (Phase IV) trials among the general population. As a medical writer, her job is to write protocols and reports to be submitted to the FDA. She interprets results and statistical reports and creates a cohesive and compelling discussion with conclusions. The company has a large department devoted to pain medicine trials, allowing her to keep her neuroscience expertise up to speed while also having opportunities to learn about medical conditions outside of her knowledge base.
Hai Qi, M.D., Ph.D., (’03 Experimental Pathology) is doing a postdoctoral fellowship in the lymphocyte biology section of the laboratory of immunology at the National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institute of Health.
Bryan K. Shipp, Ph.D., M.B.A., (’00 Preventive Medicine and Community Health) finished his M.B.A. in finance and international business in 2002 from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, B.C., following a semester-long exchange at the Stockholm School of Economics in Sweden. Bryan spent two years working as a toxicologist for Gradient Corporation, a consulting firm located in Cambridge, Massachusetts before moving to New York, and accepting his current position as a Hazard Assessment and Characterization Specialist in the Legal Division of Pfizer.
Jane W. Swanson, R.N., Ph.D., CNAA, (’02 Nursing Doctoral) has been director of the Institute for Professional Nursing Development at Cedars-Sinai Health System in Los Angeles since July 2003. Cedars-Sinai, certified in the magnet recognition program, is an 877 bed non-profit hospital with six thousand nurses, eighteen hundred physicians and more than two thousand volunteers. The Institute for Professional Nursing Development was created in 2002 to enhance nursing resources and capacity in five key areas: specialty education and advancement; leadership development; research and innovation; patient care outcomes and customer satisfaction; and community service and outreach.
Tao-Chiuh Hsu, Ph.D., ’53 reventive medicine and community health, the pioneer of human cytogenetics and one of the most famous and accomplished chromosomologists of our time died in Houston, Texas, July 9, 2003. He changed research directions several times over his long career, but Dr. Hsu will be remembered most for his determination of the accurate haploid chromosome number of Homo sapiens and his characterization of the human karyotype. He worked in the laboratory of Charles Pomerat at UTMB in the early 1950s, where he discovered an improved method of preparing chromosomes that led to the accurate identification of 23 pairs of chromosomes in human somatic cells. He was president of the American Society for Cell Biology and served on faculty at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for more than 30 years. He was a UTMB GSBS Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient in 1996. Dr. Hsu was a remarkable personality who led a long, colorful and eventful life that began on April 17, 1917, in a little village at the foot of a mountain range in Shaohsing, Chekiang Province, China, and ended in the United States at the frontiers of modern biological science.
Jaclyn F. Low (’73 Occupational Therapy) recently retired from Texas Woman’s University.
Dianna Puccetti (’74 Occupational Therapy) is a fellow in the American Occupational Therapy Association.
Susan Crabtree (’81 Physical Therapy) was honored as the School of Allied Health Sciences Outstanding Alumnus for the first December commencement on December 12, 2003. Susan was also recognized in 2003 with the Signe Brunnstrom Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching from the American Physical Therapy Association.
Causey Quillian ’35 married Mary Cannon in July 2003. They live in Karnes City, Texas.
Marvin Schlecte ’40, Wimberley, Texas, celebrated his 90th birthday in August 2003. He retired as a medical consultant to the Texas Rehabilitation Commission in May 2000. His namesake grandson received a medical degree from UTMB in June 2003. What a great life!
Walter Parks Jr. ’42 (Dec.), Austin, Texas, announced that his class held its annual reunion in April 2004 at classmate Louis Cartall’s ranch near Dripping Springs, Texas.
Gordon Black ’43 still enjoys good health and works one day a week as a radiologist at the V.A. Clinic in El Paso, Texas. He and his wife, Dottie (SON ’45), enjoyed a cruise in April 2004 with the Flying Texas Exes.
Marjorie Roper ’43, Bullard, Texas, received the Centennial Award of Special Merit from the Smith County Medical Society. As the oldest practicing physician in Smith County, she was honored for her 56 years in medicine.
Walter Kempler ’45, Laguna Woods, California, is retired from The Kempler Institute. His book, Principles of Gestalt Family Therapy, is now published in six languages, most recently in Russian. He enjoys life with his wonderful wife and five healthy sons.
W. Rex Davis ’54, Sylmar, California, is retired. He plays “Taps” for All Veterans Burial Squad several times a week, sometimes as many as three times daily.
V.C. Saied ’55, Wichita Falls, Texas, received an Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus award from UTMB in May 2003. In addition to teaching and practicing medicine for many years, he has been an advocate for the medically underserved. He has made more than 11 trips to Mexico to provide anesthesia for more than 500 surgeries to correct cleft lips and palates in indigent adults and children. Saied is the co-founder and president of the Mad Medics, a Dixieland band dedicated to providing scholarships for nursing, medical, and music students from Wichita Falls.
Richard Sherman ’55, Alamogordo, New Mexico, is retired from his surgery practice. He has endured many back surgeries himself and is also now eighty percent recovered from a stroke he suffered three years ago.
Phil Webb ’56, Clifton, Texas, is retired and doing well. He works two to three hours a week doing consultations at a local hospital.
Donald Craig ’57, Lubbock, Texas, is already looking forward to his fifty-year class reunion. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Science Center.
James Duke ’58, San Antonio, Texas, retired in August 2002 after 41 years of solo practice in pediatrics. He now works for the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District doing well-baby clinics.
Alfred Franger ’58, Brookfield, Wisconsin, has been elected chairman of the Wisconsin State Medical Examining Board.
Malcolm Mazow ’61, a Houston ophthalmologist, was one of the 2003 recipients of the Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus award from UTMB. He is the Walter and Ruth Sterling Professor in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the founder of Houston Eye Associates.
Ross McElroy ’61, Gainesville, Florida, is an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Florida’s College of Medicine. He works part-time teaching psychiatry to residents. The rest of his time is spent fishing, vacationing, or at the beach.
Mike Adkisson ’62 has been a practicing pediatrician in Greenville, Texas, for more than 25 years. In 1982 he organized the Doc and the Gang Orchestra. He still plays the tenor saxophone and clarinet and serves as the orchestra’s manager. The group began as a Dixieland combo that evolved in the mid-1980s to become a dance band with an extensive library of swing, jazz, and contemporary ballads.
Don Blanton ’62 retired from his private internal medicine practice in December 2003. He has been in Dallas since 1968, after serving on active duty in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. Donald Butts ’62, Houston, was installed as president of the Harris County Medical Society in June 2004.
Joseph Prud’Homme ’62, a board-certified surgeon in Tyler, Texas, since 1968, received the 2004 Gold-Headed Cane Award from the Smith County Medical Society. His second profession is raising Simmental cattle. He held the first Simmental sale on his 550-acre ranch in 1975 and it has become the longest running Simmental sale in the United States.
John Erwin Jr. ’64 is self-employed at Family Diagnostic Medical Center, LLP, in Hillsboro, Texas. He is married to Martha Phillips Erwin, (’65, SON). They have four sons: John, an assistant professor of medicine (cardiology) at Texas A&M Medical School; Bryan, head football coach at La Marque High School; Mark, head football coach at Hillsboro High School; and Brent, a 1996 UTMB School of Nursing graduate who is a flight nurse in Alaska.
John Wolf Jr. ’65, West University Place, Texas, received a distinguished alumnus award from Rice University in 2003. He is a professor and chair of dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
William Reed ’68, Corpus Christi, Texas, was promoted to associate professor at the Texas A&M College of Medicine. He also works at the Driscoll Children’s Hospital.
William R. Beaty ‘73, Waco, Texas was recognized in December 2003 for his service as president of the McLennan County Medical Society and vice chairman of the board of directors for Hillcrest Health Systems. He continues to practice gynecology, having stopped obstetrics in 2000. He will soon celebrate thirty years of marriage to his wife, Danna. They both take pride in their oldest son (Drew Beaty ‘01), who is a UTMB resident in internal medicine, and their daughter-in-law (Stacy Beaty ‘01), who is a UTMB resident in dermatology.
Michael Dobbs ’75, Hutchinson, Kansas, retired from practice in December 2003 to return to school to pursue a degree in pastoral ministry at Hesston College.
James Davidson ’75 retired in March 2003 after practicing internal medicine in Fort Worth, Texas, for 25 years.
James Record ’75 assumed the duties of plant physician at the Invista plant (formerly DuPont) in Victoria, Texas, in December 2003.
Clark Ballard Jr. ’77 is a psychiatrist in private practice in Bellevue, Washington. He was also in private practice in Hobbs, New Mexico, from 1990–1993 and in Redding, California, from 1993–2000. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1990. Ballard’s final position in the Army was commander of the Raymond W. Bliss Army Hospital, Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
Douglas Douthit ’79, Wichita, Kansas, has been married to his wife, Denise, for 23 years, and has two children: Halle, 16, and Sam, 15. He has practiced at Wichita Ob/Gyn Associates with the same partners for the last 21 years. Douthit says hello to all his old Phi Chi friends.
Trent Emmett ’79, an anesthesiologist in Abilene, Texas, is happy that his daughter, Alisha, is in her fourth year at UTMB School of Medicine. She was totally amazed when Junior Puccetti recognized and called her dad by name as they walked into Sonny’s after 20 years. Emmett says that the family atmosphere of UTMB and Phi Beta make it a special place.
Jay Portnow ’79, Norwell, Massachusetts, is looking forward to his class’ upcoming reunion. He is in private practice, is divorced, and has two sons. One son is a freshman in college in New York and the other is a junior in high school. Neither one is interested in medicine.
Gary Etter ’80 is vice chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at John Peter Smith Hospital and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth. He is also an assistant professor of psychiatry at UNTHSC and director of psychiatry emergency services at John Peter Smith. Etter lives in Irving, Texas, with his wife, Susan, who is a children’s minister at their church. Cheryl Alston ’82 is a regional medical officer for the United States Department of State. She has been posted in El Salvador for the past several years and will transfer to Santiago, Chile, in the fall of 2004. Clifford Simmang ’82, Coppell, Texas, director of colon and rectal surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, has been elected to the advisory council for the Association of Program Directors for Colon and Rectal Surgery. He will serve from October 2003–October 2006. Michael Sachs ’86, Beverly Hills, California, very sadly reports the death of his wife, Elaine Housman Sachs. She died suddenly in October 2003 of a ruptured aortic aneurysm one month before what would have been her 42nd birthday and their 15th wedding anniversary. He invites everyone to visit his web site at www.sachs-family.com. Mike “Lif” Lifshen ’87 recently joined Capital Family Practice in Austin, Texas. He has been in private practice in Austin since 1990. Lif married Marny Lochhead in March 2001 and in September 2003 they had a beautiful baby girl, named Samantha. Don Hilton ’88, San Antonio, is secretary of the Texas Association of Neurological Surgeons. Sheryl Williams ’88, Amarillo, Texas, is the 2003–2004 president of the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine, the Texas Chapter of the American College of Physicians. Joel Blumberg ’89, Austin, Texas, became medical director of Children’s Hospital of Austin in 2003 and also continues in private practice. He married Ellen Veviel in November 2002 and is the proud dad of Sarah, 14, Hannah, 13, and Benjamin, 10. Philip Jameson ’89 is enjoying life with his wife, Marjorie, in beautiful Albuquerque, New Mexico. Karla Wild ’89 has moved back to Galveston. She and her husband are semi-retired and she is working more or less half-time at Pearland Pediatrics with Debbie Gant ’89, a friend from medical school. They both have grandkids now—how fast time goes!
Shawn Newlands ’90, Galveston, accepted an offer to become chair of UTMB’s Department of Otolaryngology in September 2003. He will also assume the role of medical director of the otolaryngology clinics. Newlands, one of the first graduates of UTMB’s M.D./Ph.D. Combined Degree program, also received a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. Ranbir Sharma ’91 is president and chief executive officer of Cleburne Pediatrics, P.A., in Cleburne, Texas. He will be the 2004 chief of the medical staff at Harris Methodist Walls Regional Hospital. He has three sons: Akash, 5, Arjun, 4, and Amar, 8 months. Greg Pennock ’94 is in private hematology/oncology practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He and his wife, Danielle, have three children. They sure miss the warm Texas weather. Tim Martindale ’96, Hewitt, Texas, has been in private practice for five years. He is medical director of an indigent patient drug detox program, was the 2001–2002 chairman of family medicine at Providence Hospital, the 2002 chairman of its residency program board, and the 2003 secretary of Providence’s hospital staff. Laurie Hogarth ’97, Houston, is a general pediatrician for Texas Children’s Pediatric Associates at Pediatricians of West Houston. Jennifer Thill ’97, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has earned a law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and joined the health care practice at the law firm of Smith Moore LLP in Greensboro, North Carolina. After a residency in the Department of Anesthesiology at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, she served as an emergency room physician at three facilities in the Triad region of North Carolina. Swen Bao Phuong Nguyen ’98 is practicing at Driscoll Children’s Hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas, after completing a residency in anesthesiology at UTMB and a fellowship in pediatric anesthesiology at Driscoll. Her email address is email@example.com. Louis “Andy” Davenport ’99, Galveston, is a fighter pilot with the United States Air Force. He safely ejected (with style) from an F-16 that was flying more than 300 miles an hour during a training mission in Louisiana in September 2003. Amazingly, no people were injured; the only casualty was the plane. He began a residency in internal medicine/aerospace medicine at UTMB in June 2004. His wife, Meredith Doughty Davtenport ’99, completed her ob/gyn residency at UTMB and is now a clinical instructor. She also survived Andy’s airplane ejection and looks forward to supporting him during his residency. Melissa Hubbard ’99 is now married and her new name is Melissa Urrea. She is practicing family medicine in Austin, Texas.
Stephanie Booth ’00 is in a rheumatology fellowship at the University of Chicago. She sent the following news about classmates: Alicia Romero is doing a cardiology fellowship at Emory; Wes Calhoun is in a nephrology fellowship in New Mexico; Luis Casaubon is in an endocrinology fellowship in Tampa, Florida; and Kelly Qatsha and Todd Oberle got married and have a daughter. They are in internal medicine and urology, respectively, in Maryland.
Cloyce L. Stetson III ’94, was erroneously listed as deceased in the fall 2003 issue of UTMB Magazine. He is fine and is living in Lubbock, Texas. His father, Cloyce L. Stetson Jr., ’64, of Arlington, Texas, died September 8, 2002. We sincerely regret the error.
Milton M. Rosenzweig ’34,
San Antonio, December 12, 2003
Robert P. McDonald ’36,
Fort Worth, Texas, October 14, 2003
Carlos D. Speck, Jr. ’40,
Bastrop, Texas, November 30, 2003
Charles W. Bailey ’41,
Austin, Texas, February 17, 2004
Selwyn P.R. Hutchins ’41,
Houston, November 20, 2003
William W. Sawtelle ’41,
San Antonio, December 5, 2003
William C. Fuqua ’42 (Dec.),
Beaumont, Texas, June 2003
Moise D. Levy, Jr. ’42 (Dec.),
Austin, Texas, June 15, 2003
Joaquin B. Gonzalez ’43,
San Antonio, December 15, 2003
Lemuel M. Flanary, Jr. ’44,
Ruidoso, New Mexico, November 27, 2003
Jack C. Riley ’45,
Fort Worth, Texas, June 28, 2003
Stanley F. Rogers ’45,
Houston, January 8, 2004
Norman E. Wright ’46,
Amarillo, Texas, March 20, 2003
Marion R. Harrington ’47,
Dallas, October 6, 2003
Margaret M. Sedberry ’50,
Wimberley, Texas, June 1, 2003
Joe C. Jones ’51, Tyler, Texas,
August 16, 2003
Worth Walton ’51,
Houston, August 27, 2003
Martha L. Hamilton ’52,
Portland, Oregon, September 12, 2003
John P. Stanford ’52,
Kingwood, Texas, May 14, 2003
Clotilde P. Garcia ’54,
Corpus Christi, Texas, May 27, 2003
Francis J. Weishuhn ’54,
Smithville, Texas, August 15, 2003
Warren W. Binion ’55,
Tyler, Texas, May 4, 2003
Robert S. Jamar Jr. ’55,
Liverpool, Texas, October 7, 2003
Andrew B. Pumphrey ’56,
Fort Worth, Texas, January 16, 2004
Herbert G. Rush ’59,
Fort Worth, Texas, January 15, 2004
William E. Watson ’59,
Lufkin, Texas, July 14, 2003
Milton J. Railey ’60,
Austin, Texas, December 8, 2003
Billy D. Marsh ’62,
Mount Vernon, Texas, July 16, 2003
Richard E. Schuette ’62,
Houston, September 5, 2003
Wickliffe P. Curtis ’63,
El Paso, Texas, February 10, 2004
Cloyce L. Stetson Jr. ’64,
Arlington, Texas, September 8, 2002
Ralph Lord ’68,
Austin, Texas, January 7, 2004
David D. Knowles ’71,
Tyler, Texas, January 1, 2004
Dallas P. Marshall ’73,
Victoria, Texas, May 7, 2003
Carol B. Imes ’79,
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, August 22, 2003
Michael P. O’Malley ’89,
Galveston, January 30, 2004
Matthew M. Smiley ’03,
Wichita, Kansas, October 20, 2003
Jean M. Bardgette ’47, Thousand Oaks, California, is retired and still traveling with her husband, John, trying to see as much of the world as they can. Lucille Pieper Gwin ’48, Corpus Christi, Texas, is a retired surgical nurse. Lucille says that the lessons she learned at UTMB have been extremely valuable to her. She has applied them to her own life experiences, which have enriched her and given her a rewarding life. Lucille loves her school! Ellen F. Johnson ’42, San Antonio, Texas, is retired but volunteers two days a week at the Blue Bird Thrift Shop (part of the Methodist Hospital in San Antonio). Ellen has five grandchildren and five great-granddaughters. The eldest is 18 years old and is a freshman in college. Betty Fain Wright ’45, Amarillo, Texas, is retired and writes that her husband, Dr. Norman Wright, passed away in March 2003. They have five children and nine grandchildren. Leatrice J. Yarborough ’48, Huntington Beach, California, writes that she and her husband visit Texas often to visit family, friends, and classmates and it is great fun.
Beverly C. Chitwood ’54, Kansas City, Missouri, works in the Ambulatory Care–Women’s Care Center, at Truman Medical Center where she has been an employee for the last 39 years. Truman Medical Center is a teaching hospital for medical and nursing education. Mitzi I. Nuhn Dreher ’54, Austin, Texas, was selected as the UTMB Rebecca Sealy Distinguished Alumnus for 2004. She was honored during the UTMB School of Nursing Commencement ceremony on April 23, 2004. Meredith Ann Rogers Ferguson ’57, Waco, Texas, continues to work as a part-time school nurse in Connally Independent School District, and she is adjusting to life as a widow. Meredith moved from her farm to her current residence at 31 Oleander, Waco, Texas, 76708. She would love to hear from her classmates. Eva J. Goulding ’56, Pasadena, Texas, has begun looking for addresses of former classmates for their upcoming 50th reunion.
Barbara J. Bradshaw ’63, Fort Worth, Texas, writes that her daughter, Elinor E. Bradshaw, M.D., is a pediatrician married to Robert A. Douglass, Jr. They have a daughter, Ava Marguerite, born April 10, 2003. Barbara’s son, William Alan Bradshaw, M.D., is a graduate of Texas A&M College of Medicine and is a general surgeon with advanced laparoscopic fellowship. He and his wife, Kellye, have a son, William, and a daughter, Edie. Elizabeth A. (Siepmann) Fink ’61, Cost, Texas, is retired but has become an active volunteer of Pioneer Village in Gonzales, Texas, where she serves as a volunteer docent and demonstrates the skills of quilting, soap-making, and spinning, as well as relating the history of Gonzales. Dr. Bonnie L. Rickelman ’63, Austin, Texas, writes that her manuscript titled “Anosognosia in Individuals with Schizophrenia: Toward Recovery of Insight” has been accepted for publication in Issues in Mental Health Nursing. Dr. Rickelman presented a paper on this topic at the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Annual Convention in 2002 and it was very well-received. Andrea Mercer West ’61, Norman, Oklahoma, stepped down as dean at the Kramer School of Nursing at Oklahoma City University after five years and returned to teaching. She retired in May 2004.
Nancy Hooser Gilman ’74, Houston, Texas, recently was promoted to captain in the Naval Reserves. She is a veteran of the Gulf War and is currently a certified registered nurse anesthetist in the Department of Anesthesiology at UTMB.
Robin R. Bierman ’86 moved back to the Galveston area in November 2002. She started working in the Newborn Nursery at UTMB as a travel nurse in February 2003. In August 2003, Robin signed on as a permanent staff nurse. She enjoys working with former co-workers and meeting new ones. Lisa K. Updegrove ’83 and ’88, Corsicana, Texas, loves the life of motherhood. She has four girls: Elizabeth, 12, Anna, 10, Sarah, 8, and Grace, 5. Her husband, John, is in private practice as a pulmonologist.
Candace A. Meyers ’92, Houston, Texas, recently received her certified occupational health nurse-specialists (COHN-S) certification. She is completing her final year of study for a Master’s of Public Health degree for occupational health nurses at UT-Houston School of Public Health. Candace is also the recipient of a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health traineeship.
Patricia G. Martinez ’01, Pearland, Texas, is an oncology clinical nurse at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in the Brain Tumor Clinic. She is the mother of three teenagers: Ariana, 19, Nicholas, 17, and Daniel, 15. Patricia is training for the Houston Marathon.
Stella Sosnowy ’38, Sugar Land, Texas, May 26, 2003
Nell H. Egert ’38, Boerne, Texas, September 13, 2003
Wanda L. Hugger ’52, Houston, Texas, November 14, 2002
Susan A. McMorries ’76, Nacogdoches, Texas, July 14, 2003