Class notes


Gilbert J. Wise, A&S '53, Med '57 (MD), continues to practice urology part time at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York.


Paul E. Peckham, Med '56 (MD), who is retired from family medicine, reports that he has "lived to 90 years, and counting" and will try to get to his Johns Hopkins reunions.


Lorne K. Garrettson, Med '59 (MD), '61 (HS/PGF), a retired pediatrician, serves on the Montgomery County, Maryland, Child Fatality Review Team and on environmental advisory groups in Maryland.

Lillian Haddock, Med '59 (PGF), is a professor emerita of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. She stays active seeing patients and doing rounds.


Ed Cohn, A&S '62, Med '69 (HS), '72 (HS), is pleased to report that he has retired from practicing otolaryngology in Omaha, Nebraska.

Paul Rivera, A&S '62, '66 (MLA), has ridden in the annual Bonita Bay Bicycle Club Century Ride for the last 13 years. He rides at least a mile for each year he's lived, a goal that translates to 80 miles or more this year. Rivera cycles alongside his fitness enthusiast neighbors in Bonita Springs, Florida.


Juan J. Alva, Med '65 (PGF), is an internist who founded and managed for 33 years the Vickers Clinic, the only Hispanic-owned and Hispanic-operated medical practice in Durham, North Carolina. Semiretired, he keeps active by conducting grand rounds at Duke University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and traveling the world with his wife of 54 years. They have seven children and 15 grandchildren. Alva has attended his Johns Hopkins reunions for the last 40 years.

Paul N. Anderson, Med '65 (HS), '72 (PGF), reports that he has a small oncology coaching and support practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He also manages a medical-legal ethics club of nearly 50 members.


Frank A. McGrew III, A&S '66, director of clinical research for the Stern Cardio Group in Memphis, Tennessee, recently presented a paper at the European Society of Cardiology in Rome. He is grateful to Johns Hopkins for preparing him for a clinical research career.


Donald L. "Skip" Trump, A&S '67, Med '70 (MD), '75 (HS), is CEO and executive director of the Inova Schar Cancer Institute, which aims to advance cancer treatment and personalized medicine through genomics.


Sungrai Sohn, Peab '75, teaches full time as director of chamber music and head of the string department at Sarah Lawrence College. He also gives concerts to promote organ donation awareness. After two liver transplants, he is an advocate for organ donation.


Gloria Tom Lawrence, Ed '76 (MS), was named by North Carolina's governor to the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, an award for significant contributions to the state through service. In February 2016, Lawrence retired after 20 years as a national board-certified educator.

Clydette L. Powell, Med '76 (MD), transferred from the U.S. Agency for International Development to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where she serves as director of the Division of Health Care Quality in the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service from the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association in 2010.


Mark B. Effron, Med '78 (MD), '84 (PGF), retired from Eli Lilly and joined the Cardiology Department at the Heart & Vascular Institute at Ochsner Health System in March 2016. The cardiologist is also an associate professor at the University of Queensland-Ochsner Clinical School in New Orleans.


Louise Erdrich, A&S '79 (MA), was a finalist for the 2017 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel LaRose, published by HarperCollins. Her novel The Round House won the 2012 National Book Award for fiction, and The Plague of Doves was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.


George S.L. Bause, SPH '81 (MPH), Med '81 (MD), is president of the Academy of Anesthesiology for 2016–17. He is a clinical associate professor of anesthesiology and perioperative medicine and of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Case Western Reserve University.

Konrad A. Mark, Med '81 (PGF), has been running his solo practice in neurology and psychiatry on Boston's North Shore for 35 years. He does not plan to retire for another 25 years.


Steven Kariya, Med '83 (HS), received a 2016 Armstrong Award for Excellence in Quality & Safety from Johns Hopkins Physicians. He is a pulmonologist, physician trainer, and the medical director for Suburban Hospital's Provider Quality Committee.

Henry P. Sullivant Jr., Med '83 (HS), is vice president and chief medical officer for Baptist Memorial Health Care in Memphis, Tennessee. He joined the health system in 2013, after practicing as an obstetrician and gynecologist with the Ruch Clinic for 30 years and serving as its president and managing partner.


Vincent Hoellerich, Med '84 (HS), '86 (PGF), anesthesiologist and critical care specialist, became president and CEO of the University of North Carolina Physicians Network in 2016.


Patrick W. Begos, A&S '85, was hired as a partner in Robinson & Cole's Stamford, Connecticut, law office. He brings nearly 30 years of experience to the firm's Business Litigation Group.


Anne W. "Nancy" Mitchell, SAIS '86 (MA), '93 (PhD), author of Jimmy Carter in Africa: Race and the Cold War, was awarded the 2016 American Academy of Diplomacy's Douglas Dillon Award for the best book about U.S. diplomacy published in the last year. Mitchell is a professor of history at North Carolina State University.


Ken L. Krehbiel II, Peab '87 (MM), became in March the executive director of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


Richard D. Joffe, Engr '88 (MS), married Regina M. Smith in Ellicott City, Maryland, on July 14, 2016.

Mike Morrill, A&S '88, was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on September 10, 2016. The two-time collegiate All-American at Johns Hopkins helped lead the Blue Jays to the NCAA championship in 1985 and 1987. Morrill also won two world championships as a member of Team USA in 1990 and 1994. He joins his grandfather Kelso and father, Bill, in the Hall of Fame, making theirs the first family to be represented by three generations.


Patrick J. Hawkins, Peab '92, performed two concerts in February on the 19th-century square fortepiano with the early music ensemble Raleigh Camerata in Raleigh and Durham, North Carolina.


Nael M. Soudi, A&S '93 (MS), is the chief quality officer at MedLabs Consultancy Group in Amman, Jordan.


Cheryl Andrews Manning, Engr '94 (MS), who works in the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory's Strategic Deterrence Mission Area, was named a fellow of the Society of Women Engineers in 2016.


Rick Sharma, A&S '95, is chief counsel for internal controls at Bridgewater Associates, an investment management firm in Westport, Connecticut. He lives in nearby Rowayton with his wife, Kara, and two young daughters.


Seema Verma, SPH '96 (MPH), is the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The health policy expert leads efforts by the Trump administration to transform Medicaid and replace the Affordable Care Act.


Gregory George Gangnuss, A&S '98 (MS), a senior environmental adviser for the Ministry of Defense Advisors program, received the U.S. Air Force Civilian Award for Valor for performing lifesaving actions under perilous conditions. In 2015, while on voluntary deployment to Kabul, Afghanistan, he ran to a helicopter crash site, extracted victims from the passenger compartment, and provided aid, saving the lives of four coalition personnel.


Ian Lee Brown, Bus '99 (MS), '04 (Cert), is vice president of organizational development at Erickson Living, a developer and operator of 20 retirement-living campuses across the U.S. Based in Baltimore, Brown leads the company's efforts in training, career and leadership development, and diversity and inclusion strategies.

Robert T. "Bobby" Homlar, A&S '99, launched his own law firm in Augusta, Georgia, after more than 10 years as a state prosecutor. His wife, Kelly, is an orthopedic surgeon. They have three daughters.


Judith Fleming, Ed '00 (EdD), retired from the Department of Education in Virginia. She now lives in Texas and volunteers with foster care children.

Matthew D. Trexler, Engr '00, is a materials scientist who works among approximately 40 researchers in the Innovation Lab of Under Armour, the apparel and accessory company headquartered in Baltimore.


Chuck Henry, A&S '01 (MLA), heads the English Department at Chengdu Meishi International School, an International Baccalaureate primary and secondary school in Chengdu, China.


Winfred S. Tovar, Med '02 (MD), is a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist with a passion for humanitarian medicine. He launched a nonprofit called the Modification in Mother-Baby Statistics International, which uses mobile technology to deliver prenatal services to women in rural Haiti.


Vijay Singh, SPH '03 (MPH), a family medicine physician at the University of Michigan Health System, is working with Bloomberg School Associate Professor Michele R. Decker on a project funded by the World Health Organization to create a health care provider training curriculum to reduce violence against women in low- to middle-income countries. Singh's research focuses on health care professionals' identification of and response to incidences of intimate partner violence among their patients.


Jonathan M. Spenner, Med '04 (PhD), joined the Chicago law firm of Leydig, Voit & Mayer as a patent agent in 2008, earned a law degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2009, and was elected a member of the firm in January.


Manisha Bharti, Bus '05 (MBA), SPH '05 (MPH), was hired as chief of strategy and programs for the GHR Foundation, founded by philanthropists Gerald and Henrietta Rauenhorst, in Minneapolis in January. The foundation supports transformational change in the sectors of health, education, and global development.


Aaron Blynn, A&S '06, was made partner at Genovese Joblove & Battista in Miami. His practice includes commercial and real estate litigation as well as employment and trademark law.

Kay Loughrey, Bus '06 (MS), is a speaker, weight loss coach, and registered dietitian who has spearheaded multiple initiatives for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and made media appearances, including a 2016 radio interview on eWomenNetwork.


David A. Brown, Med '07 (PGF), was hired as an associate professor of human nutrition, foods, and exercise in the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He directs a lab that combines cardiac physiology and mitochondrial biology and conducts research to develop novel therapeutics to improve mitochondrial function.

Anastasia Pike, Peab '07 (MM), was the event director and lead panelist for "The End of the Conservatory," a workshop sponsored by the College Music Society National Conference in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 26, 2016. The professional harpist serves on the faculties at Teachers College, Columbia University; the Peabody Institute; and Christopher Newport University.

Amy Johnson Sloane, A&S '07, SPH '08 (MHS), and her husband, Brian Sloane, Engr '05, welcomed a baby girl, Amelia Blake, in September 2016. The family lives in Philadelphia.


LaPrincess C. Brewer, SPH '08 (MPH), is an assistant professor of medicine at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine & Science. In March, she was elected a fellow of the American College of Cardiology in recognition of her professional achievements and commitment to cardiovascular care.

John S. Ji, A&S '08, will serve as assistant professor of environmental health service at Duke Kunshan University and the Duke University Nicholas School of the Environment beginning in the fall. Duke Kunshan University is a partnership of Duke and Wuhan University and is located in Kunshan, China.

Lauren Parris Watts, A&S '08, was promoted to partner of the Seattle law firm Helsell Fetterman in February.


Trevor Macenski, A&S '09 (MS), became a senior principal at global design firm Stantec, where he is the business center sector leader for the Western U.S. Environmental Services division. He works out of the Walnut Creek, California, office and teaches at the University of California, Davis.


Jennifer Aubert-Utz, Ed '11, '12 (MS), was promoted to assistant fire chief of the Baltimore County Fire Department in February. The promotion makes her the highest-ranking woman in the history of the department.

Andrea Casarrubios, Peab '11, a cellist, joined the Manhattan Chamber Players and was featured in the group's March 21 concert at Baruch College's Engelman Recital Hall.

Jess Gartner, Ed '11 (MAT), is founder and CEO of Allovue, a company that helps educators connect their spending decisions to student achievement. The education technology firm's software, Balance, was launched in July 2015 and is now used by nearly 1,000 educators who manage more than $15 billion in 10 states. In May 2016, Gartner received the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association's Outstanding Recent Graduate Award.

Mark G. Meadows, A&S '11, Peab '11, '13 (GPD), a vocalist and pianist, played Jelly Roll Morton, a legendary jazz piano player, in the musical Jelly's Last Jam at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia, in summer 2016.


Liz Vayda, A&S '12 (MS), owns and operates B. Willow, a small business that aims to bring more nature into homes, businesses, schools, and organizations by offering plant-making workshops and plant and floral design in the Baltimore area. Vayda opened a storefront in the Remington neighborhood in December 2016.


Katherine Hudak, Bus '13 (MBA), works in Africa as a researcher and consultant. Her current job is at the Boston Consulting Group in Johannesburg.

Ana Aranda Silva, A&S '13 (MAG), is the PhD programs secretary for the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Portugal. The IGC is a research institute devoted to biological and biomedical research and graduate training.


Lior A. Willinger, Peab '14, '16 (MM), pianist, received the Presser Foundation Graduate Music Award for his project to commission short piano solo works for social justice causes. He is the artistic director of Baltimore's If Music Be the Food concert series, which raises awareness and support for the city's food insecure.


Sarah Baumgarten, Peab '15 (MM), a vocalist, along with Peabody Conservatory voice coach Patrick O'Donnell on piano, performed "A Cabaret Evening" at the Jewish Museum of Maryland in Baltimore on March 22. The duo presented pieces previously performed by the Jüdische Kulturbund, the 1933 cultural federation of German Jews that performed symphonies, operas, and dramas for Jewish-only audiences across Germany.


Allison "Ali" Cox, A&S '16, a former Johns Hopkins volleyball player, was on the volleyball team that won the 2016–17 British Universities & Colleges Sport Championship. She is working on her master's degree in Museum and Artefact Studies at Durham University in England.

Limbika A. Maliwichi-Senganimalunje, SPH '16 (MHS), a lecturer in psychology, reports that she is the new deputy dean of the Faculty of Social Science at the University of Malawi's Chancellor College. The university is located in Zomba, Malawi.

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