Gwen Adrian, Ph.D., (’65 Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics) earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSC–SA) in 1980. She joined the faculty of the UTHSC–SA Department of Cellular and Structural Biology where she taught graduate and medical students and did research on expression of the human transferrin gene. Four Ph.D. students graduated from her laboratory. Adrian retired from UTHSC–SA in December 1999 and currently works one day a month on an ongoing research project with Dr. Kathryn Fischbach at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Gilbert A. Castro, Ph.D., (’66 Microbiology and Immunology) retired from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in August 2005 after 33 years of service. He currently serves the University of Texas at El Paso as vice president for health affairs. At Houston, he was a professor in the medical school’s Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology and a member of the Graduate School for Biomedical Sciences. Administratively, he served the medical school as associate dean for special projects and also held the positions of vice president for education access and equity, interim executive vice president for academic affairs and vice president for inter-institutional relations. Castro recently agreed to serve on the UTMB GSBS Associates Executive Board. His hobbies and interests relate to his enthusiasm for the outdoors, woodworking, K–12 education and family. He and his wife, Georgia, have two daughters and six grandchildren.
Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, Ph.D., (’79 Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics) was recently appointed president of the UTMB GSBS Associates, the alumni association for the graduate school. She is head of the Department of Veterinary Integrative Sciences and associate dean for undergraduate education in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University. She carries out research on the neurotoxicity of environmental contaminants that has been funded for more than 20 years by grants from the National Institutes of Health, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Defense and private foundations. Tiffany-Castiglioni is currently a member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience and an associate editor for Neurotoxicology. One of her main hobbies is music. She has published numerous harp arrangements of traditional tunes with Afghan Press and is the outgoing president of the Scottish Harp Society of America. She is married to A. Joseph Castiglioni, Ph.D., M.D., (UTMB ’80) and they have two children: Anna, a landscape architect, and Peter, a computer science student. Larry W. Thorpe, J.D., Ph.D., (’78 Anatomy) was recently appointed a partner in the firm of Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, LLP, in Houston. Beirne, Maynard & Parsons represents major companies in civil trials, arbitrations, appeals and other proceedings throughout the nation and the world. Founded in 1987, the firm is Texas’ largest litigation-only law firm.
William H. Griffith, Ph.D., (’80 Pharmacology and Toxicology) has been serving as head of the Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics at the Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, in College Station, Texas, since June 1, 2006. He has been at Texas A&M since 1984. Griffith also has worked as a research associate for the Department of Pharmacology at the University of London School of Pharmacy and as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Neurology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.
Jacques Baillargeon, Ph.D., (’97 Preventive Medicine and Community Health) began working at UTMB in July 2006 when he joined the Department of Correctional Managed Care, Division of Outcomes and Quality Research, and the Department of Preventive and Community Medicine. He said, “I’m very excited to be back at UTMB, and feel especially honored to serve on the GSBS Associates Executive Committee.” He and his family spent the past eight years in San Antonio where he served on the faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He worked in the departments of Epidemiology and Pediatrics and was involved in research projects focusing on a range of epidemiologic topics, including obesity and childhood cancer, inflammatory cytokines and prostate cancer and infectious diseases in the Texas prison system. Baillargeon’s wife, Gwen, completed her M.S. in biostatistics at UTMB in 1999 and has worked as a biostatistician at Genzyme Oncology, a cancer pharmaceutical company. Kate de Medeiros, M.S., (’99 Graduate Allied Health Sciences) was awarded a Ph.D. in gerontology in May 2006. She accepted a position as senior research fellow with the Copper Ridge Institute, a dementia research organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and housed at Copper Ridge, a dementia-care facility in Sykesville, Maryland (near Baltimore). The organization’s mission is to “conduct and evaluate research and to educate about care practices that involve aging persons. Meeting this mission will improve the quality of life for patients and families with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory-impairing disorders.” Anil Namboodiripad, Ph.D., (’96 Cellular Physiology and Molecular Biology) recently accepted a position as associate director in global marketing at Bristol-Myers Squibb. Previously, he was in international marketing at Abbott Laboratories in Chicago and, before that, was a strategic management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., in New York. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Ambika. Stephen F. Sarabia, Ph.D., (’97 Pharmacology and Toxicology) has returned to academic research to study the endocrinology of estrogens and androgens, a subject that first caught his interest when he was a graduate student. He is a postdoctoral fellow at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and recently presented a seminar to UTMB environmental toxicology students about his data on the influence of steroids on thrombosis. Sarabia enjoys catching up with the many former UTMB students who now work in the Texas Medical Center and says “howdy” to all other UTMB alumni. Kristi Schrode Travers, Ph.D., J.D., (’98 Medical Humanities) is an in-house lawyer for Johnson & Johnson. She is based in Northern California and supports several medical device companies. She and her husband, Mischa Travers, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Lindsey Elaine Travers, who was born in October 2005.
Dora Bocangel-Wiederhold, Ph.D., (’03 Neuroscience) worked full-time this past year as a scientist in the Department of Clinical Research and Development at Introgen Therapeutics, a Houston-based biotechnology company. Introgen specializes in the development of gene-therapy approaches for the treatment of cancer. Before that, she was a postdoctoral fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center, where she performed clinical research studies investigating potential gene therapy applications of TNF-alpha and MDA-7 on in vitro models of esophageal and lung cancer. She has agreed to serve on the UTMB GSBS Associates Executive Board. J. Shawn Jones, Ph.D., (’02 Pharmacology and Toxicology) became an assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy in Charleston, West Virginia, in June 2006. It is a new school and she will have the unique opportunity of being part of the original faculty for the inaugural class and participating in establishing the pharmacy program and the governance of the school. As the sole faculty member with epidemiology experience, Jones will be introducing epidemiology into the curriculum with an emphasis on pharmacogenetic epidemiology. She also will have the opportunity to work with the Charleston Area Medical Center and Dow Chemical to develop research studies in pharmacogenetic epidemiology. Her long-term goal has been to combine her Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology with her experience in molecular genetic epidemiology to build a career in pharmacogenetic epidemiology research and teaching. She feels this position is perfect for obtaining that goal. Lavanya Rajagopalan, Ph.D., (’05 Human Biological Chemistry and Genetics) has completed the first year of her post-doctoral training at the Baylor College of Medicine. She has just been awarded the Keck Nanobiology Post-Doctoral Fellowship by the Keck Center for Interdisciplinary Bioscience Training and the Gulf Coast Consortium, to continue her post-doctoral research in the area of auditory neuroscience using electrophysiological and nanophotonics methodologies. In her spare time, she also continues to pursue her passion of teaching and performing Indian classical dance. Kirk L. Smith, M.D., Ph.D., (’00 Combined Program, Medical Humanities) recently agreed to serve on the UTMB GSBS Associates Executive Committee. He is the executive director of UTMB’s Frontera de Salud, a member of UTMB’s Institute for the Medical Humanities, the associate director for community outreach at the UTMB Stark Diabetes Center, the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at UTMB, and an adjunct professor at Hunan Normal University in China. He also became a first-time father in May 2006. Continuing work he started as a third-year UTMB medical student doing a clerkship at the Brownsville Community Health Center, Frontera now includes two official chapters at UTMB and UTHSC–San Antonio. Approximately once a month, Frontera volunteers travel to underserved communities near Brownsville, Laredo and Corpus Christi to provide services to the working poor. Smith saw the enormous hardships of the Valley’s “working poor”—those who were employed, but uninsured, who earned too much for Medicaid and were too young for Medicare. He joined with other health professions students in 1998 and founded Frontera de Salud.
Billie Jo Lankford ’73 (Experimental Pathology) Galveston, November 25, 2005
Julie Lowrey Garner, OTR, MS, Med, (’75 Occupational Therapy) recently re-entered the workforce after a brief, six-year retirement. She is only working part-time, but loves it.
Kim Fine Harwell (’80 Physical Therapy) is director of rehabilitation at Kindred Hospital in San Antonio, a position she’s had for nearly a decade. Her daughter graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. She is an elementary school special education teacher in Austin, and is considering working towards a degree in speech therapy. Harwell’s son is studying mechanical engineering and works for a company that repairs and delivers wheelchairs and other medical devices. Debra S. Munsell, MPAS, PA-C, (’81 Physician Assistant) returned to UTMB in 2005 as a faculty member in the Physician Assistant Program. She is active in the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), serving as the AAPA Liaison to the American Academy of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery. Most recently, she was the chief delegate to the AAPA House of Delegates, serving as a reference committee chair. Munsell also is working towards her Ph.D. in health care science. Molly Stevenson Shannon (’82 Occupational Therapy) reports that she and her husband, Greg, have four children—Rachele, 24; Alara, 19; Kelci, 16; and Patrick, 14—and that she is having a great time working part-time in assistive technology, a job she loves. Dana Wild (’86 Physical Therapy) was recognized at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections meeting in February 2006 for receiving her specialty board certification in pediatric physical therapy. The Occupational Therapy Class of 1989 had its 15-year reunion in Galveston during the summer of 2004. A great time was had by all. Since then, the class has stayed in touch via e-mail and phone contact lists. If you graduated near this time and would like to be added to these lists, please email Elicia Dunn Cruz at email@example.com, or call her at (409) 747-1629.
Laurene Bramlett (’91 Physical Therapy) received the Outstanding Clinical Educator Award from the Texas Consortium for Physical Therapy Clinical Education. The consortium is composed of physical therapy programs at nine Texas universities. The group’s members coordinate all aspects of physical therapy clinical education for the State of Texas. Bramlett is a physical therapist at the Harris County Hospital District’s Quentin Mease Community Hospital. Susan Kemppainen (’91 Physical Therapy) wants to contact classmates to organize a reunion. If you have any information or can help with the effort, please contact Jay Tanet by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (409) 772-9401. Tammy Philipp (’93 Occupational Therapy) provides occupational therapy services to several facilities, including acute care, subacute rehabilitation, long-term care and outpatient clinics. Nancy Doyle (’96 Physical Therapy) works with small animal veterinarians doing physical therapy for animals in Houston. Nic Espanate (’96 Physical Therapy) practices home health physical therapy in Fort Worth, Texas. Kim Greene (’96 Physical Therapy) was recently named a McKenzie Institute Diplomate in Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment. She works at St. David’s Spine Center in Round Rock, Texas. Erik Hamnes (’96 Physical Therapy) is the administrator for Easter Seals Therapy Clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. Paul Hoover (’96 Physical Therapy) continues his work as a successful physical therapist at St. John’s Sports Medicine in Clear Lake, Texas. Ron Johnson (’96 Physical Therapy) is a physical therapist with The Institute for Rehabilitation and Research (TIRR) Sports Medicine in Houston. Debra Kronke (’96 Physical Therapy) runs the ozone water purification system for the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. Mark Olson (’96 Physical Therapy) and LaSheryl Olson (’96 Physical Therapy) continue their successful, private physical therapy practice in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Tim Poppe (’96 Physical Therapy) works as a clinic manager and physical therapist in Gunnison, Colorado. John Fritzsch (’97 Physical Therapy) is trying to plan a 10-year reunion for his 1997 physical therapy classmates. If you would like to help, please contact the office of alumni relations at (409) 772-9401. Matthew J. Messa (’98 Physician Assistant) graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, in spring 2006. He received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree and will conduct his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.
David Bennett (’02 Physician Assistant) is a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army, and is currently serving on a NATO peacekeeping mission in Kosovo. He is the officer-in-charge of the base treatment facility and platoon leader for the battalion medical platoon. The medical platoon includes an evacuation and treatment section.
Bonnie Jo Whittington ’66 (Physical Therapy) Canyon, Texas, January 27, 2005
Clarence Agress '37, San ta Barbara, California, is a retired cardiologist. During his sixty years of practice, he started the cardiology department at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles and designed the heart monitor Neil Armstrong wore when he walked on the moon. He is an avid astronomer and has written ten novels. At the age of 91, Agress recently self-published his first novel and will do the same for a second novel.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England will honor Denton Cooley '44, Houston, by devoting a large portion of a new museum to him as a tribute to his lifelong work. Louis Green '47, Houston, is retired. He is a clinical professor emeritus of surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Philip Williams '44, Tucson, Arizona, says that at his age no news is good news. He spends his time “living it up” and traveling by recreational vehicle.
Sam Nixon ' 50 served as president of the Texas Medical Association Fifty Year Club until his death on August 17, 2003. (See “In Memory,” p. 47), The club has more than 500 members—all of whom graduated from medical school at least 50 years ago. Morris Rosenthal '51, Houston, still practices pediatrics and plans to do so “until he drops.” He is happy that he's got a niece and a grandson who will be joining his practice soon. Horace DeFord '56, a psychiatric examiner, lives in Dallas but commutes to Austin, Texas, to work part-time for the Texas Rehabilitation Commission. His son, James DeFord, works for UTMB doing research in molecular biology. Robert Denman '56, Sugar Land, Texas, retired as a diagnostic radiologist from the V.A. Hospital in Houston in 1995. He stays extremely busy with volunteer medical work, church work, and his family, and he enjoys keeping up with “old” friends, classmates, and former co-workers. Earl Grant '58, an anesthesiologist in Austin, Texas, is a member of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) Foundation Board of Trustees and was elected as the foundation's 2003–2005 vice president during TexMed in San Antonio in April 2003. He has served in several roles within the TMA and as president of the Travis County Medical Society. Thomas Hinkle '58 still works full-time as a radiologist in Beaumont, Texas. He enjoys his work so much that he has no plans for retirement. Alex Munson '58 was awarded the Distinguished Service Award at the annual convention of the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. He was recognized for “broad contributions to psychiatry over an extended period of time.” Munson practiced child psychiatry and psychiatry in both Austin, Texas, and Lubbock, Texas, before retiring in Georgetown, Texas, in 2000. David Davis II '59 retired from the practice of ophthalmology in California and now lives in Camas, Washington, just across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon. He would love to hear from classmates and can be reached by email at email@example.com.
Larry Renshaw '62, Las Vegas, is a retired radiologist. He recently bought a home outside of Sulphur Springs, Texas, and will enjoy living part-time in both Texas and Las Vegas. James Arrington '64,
San Francisco, is a retired ophthalmologist. He has written a chapter for an online textbook, eMedicine Ophthalmology, on Hansen disease. Sara Walker '64, Columbia, Missouri, was elected president of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP–ASIM) in April 2002. She served as ACP Governor of Missouri from 1991–1995 and was honored with the ACP Laureate Award in 1995. Walker has been on the faculty of the University of Missouri in Columbia since 1980. Charles Bailey Jr. '67 was installed as president of the Texas Medical Association (TMA) on April 3, 2003, during TMA sesquicentennial year celebrations in San Antonio. He has practiced plastic surgery in Houston since 1973 and has been active in the TMA for more than thirty years. Town & Country magazine named him one of the top cosmetic surgeons in the United States and one of the top five cosmetic surgeons in Houston. Bailey has been listed in Best Doctors in America, Central Region, for six consecutive years. L. Stayton Halberdier '68, Montgomery, Texas, is the owner and lead physician of Houston Northwest Primary Care, a busy practice with four doctors and three physician assistants.
April O'Quinn '71, New Orleans, Louisiana, is already looking forward to her retirement in June 2004. She is the chairman and Maxwell E. Lapham Professor of the Tulane University School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and thinks that fifteen years as chair and residency program director is long enough in the traces. Sharon Raimer '72, Galveston, is the Texas Dermatological Society's 2003–2004 vice president. William Peery '73, associate professor of internal medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita, Kansas, received the Faculty Teaching Award during residency graduation ceremonies in June 2002. The annual award recognizes one faculty member for outstanding teaching abilities in a particular specialty. This is the second award for Peery, who was also honored in 1988. It complements a Jayhawker M.D. Teaching Award selected by medical students, and a W.T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence, both presented in 1999. Rodney Peveto '74, Plano, Texas, retired as a diagnostic radiologist in July 2002. He remains married to Cindy, his wife of 28 years. They have one young granddaughter. Phillip Sutton '74, a general surgeon living in Houston, was installed as the 2003 president of the Houston Academy of Medicine at the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) Centennial Celebration in January 2003. The Houston Academy of Medicine, established in 1915, is the scientific and charitable organization of HCMS physicians. In addition to serving on the Houston Academy of Medicine's board of trustees for three years, Sutton has served the HCMS in many capacities, including secretary/treasurer, chair of the Council of Hospital Chiefs of Staff, and alternative delegate to the Texas Medical Center. Dave Kittrell '75 has a private obstetrics and gynecology practice in San Antonio. He was elected vice chair of the Texas section of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was re-elected to the board of Texas Medical Liability Trust. Kittrell has also completed nine years on the Texas Medical Association Council on Legislation. Stephen Burkhart '76 is an orthopaedist living in San Antonio. He is president of the Arthroscopy Association of North America. Joseph Coselli '77, Houston, chief of cardiothoracic surgery at the Methodist DeBakey Heart Center and chief of the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine, will receive the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association's President's Award at the group's annual meeting in Tampa, Florida, in November 2003. The annual award is presented to the author of the paper judged most outstanding during the previous year's annual meeting. Judging is based on originality, content and presentation. Coselli's presentation was titled, “Left Heart Bypass During Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair Does Not Prevent Paraplegia.” Mickey Bush '79 spent twenty years as a family physician in private practice in Missouri City, Texas. She now has a ranch in the Hill Country and raises registered Irish Dexter miniature cattle that are shown throughout the United States. Bush is a widow and has no grandchildren. Her married daughter, Susan, lives in Dallas. John Fraser Jr. '79 was mobilized for Operation Iraqi Freedom in February 2003. He served as a preventive medicine officer with the 804 th Medical Brigade in Kuwait and Iraq before returning to his UTMB pediatric emergency medicine faculty position.
Don Geeze '80 is completing his last assignment in the U.S. Air Force. He is a medical inspector and deputy director of medical operations in the Air Force Inspection Agency and works closely with the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). He will retire as a colonel after twenty-eight years of active duty, and remain in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife, Mary Ann, and their three children. While in the Air Force, he completed residencies in psychiatry, aerospace medicine, and occupational medicine. He plans to work part-time for JCAHO and be an aviation medical examiner for the Federal Aviation Administration. J. James Rohack '80, is the new chair-elect of the American Medical Association Board of Trustees. He has served in multiple roles in the national association as well as holding several high-ranking posts within the Texas Medical Association, including its presidency. Rohack is a senior staff cardiologist at Scott & White Clinic in Temple, Texas, a professor at Texas A&M University Health Science Center, and medical director of the Scott & White Health Plan, which is a nonprofit plan nationally recognized for quality health care delivery. Lisa Flores '81, Chester, Pennsylvania, is practicing general pediatrics at a community health center that serves economically disadvantaged families from several nearby counties. She thinks people bored with Texas should visit historic and colorful Pennsylvania. Randell Powell '81 joined the faculty at UTMB in June 2003 as an assistant professor of neurosurgery. Neil Whitaker '81 left his fourteen-year internal medicine private practice in January 2002 to accept the position of regional medical director for Intermountain Health Care in Provo, Utah. He has responsibilities in three hospitals with combined medical staffs of nearly 700 providers and 600 inpatient beds. Mark Redrow '84, Fort Worth, Texas, is vice president of the American Cancer Society, Texas Division, Inc. Michael Seale '85, assistant dean for correctional medicine at the UT Medical School at Houston, has been appointed to serve on the Texas Commission on Jail Standards by Governor Rick Perry. Seale is the medical director of the Harris County Sheriff's Department and a member of the American Correctional Association. He has earned correctional health professional certification from the National Commission on Correctional Health Care. Andrew Heiner '87 is doing well as a gastroenterologist in Salt Lake City. He now has five children under the age of 11. Richard Noel '88, Spring, Texas, continues to work with Gary Miller '60, whom he joined in 1992 after completing his residency at UTMB. Noel is active in organized medicine as a member of the Texas Medical Association's House of Delegates and with several committees in the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. In 2002 he was awarded a distinguished fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association. He hopes to curb his professional activities so that he can spend more time with his wife and young daughter. Sheryl Williams '88, a general internist in Amarillo, Texas, is the 2002–2003 president-elect of the Texas Academy of Internal Medicine.
John Petrozza '90 was promoted to the position of director of the Division of Reproductive Medicine and IVF at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, the oldest and largest teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School. Petrozza also represents MGH's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as one of five minimally invasive surgeons throughout the hospital operating in the new “operating room of the future,” a venture supported by the Center for Interaction of Medicine and Innovative Technology. Michael Yorek '93 is a major in the U.S. Air Force, assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana. As a flight surgeon, he deployed to Kuwait in March 2003. Sadly, this caused him to miss his ten-year class reunion during Homecoming weekend. He would love to hear from classmates by email. His address is Michael.firstname.lastname@example.org. Lauren Moonan Yorek '94 is married to Michael Yorek. They have two children: Meredyth, 4, and Greyson, 2. She hopes to see classmates at her ten-year reunion in March 2004. Joe Volpe '94 is now in Austin, Texas, practicing musculoskeletal medicine, spine care, and sports medicine. He is the team doctor for his old high school's hockey team, the Austin Ice Bats, and is co-medical director for the Lance Armstrong Foundation Ride for the Roses. Volpe also became “almost famous” when he was quoted in a patient profile article in the May 26, 2003, issue of People magazine. Richard Schaffer Jr. '95, a family physician, is in private practice near Roanoke, Virginia. His wife of two years, Christy Cone, also is a family physician. Antony Wollaston '95 recently accepted a new emergency physician position in Quincy, Illinois. Robert Quillin '97 was elected Physician of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2003 by the employees of the Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. The award recognizes physicians who practice above and beyond the mission and values of the hospital. Quillin was recognized for being a team player who treats others with respect and dignity and who demonstrates extra sensitivity to his patients and their families. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and has his practice, Bay Area Pediatrics, in League City, Texas. Amy Simon '97, a plastic surgeon, finished a reconstructive breast fellowship in December 2002 and a cosmetic/oculoplastic fellowship in June 2003. She plans to open a private practice in Atlanta, Georgia. Jennifer Walden '98 is an aesthetic plastic surgery fellow at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat Hospital in New York. She completed her plastic surgery residency in June 2003. Future plans include returning to Austin, Texas, to open a private practice there. Eric Feliberti '99 is a surgery resident at UTMB. He and his wife live in Galveston and are happy to announce the birth of their first child, Anastasia.
Fausto Meza '00 completed his internal medicine residency training at New York Hospital Cornell in New York City and began a geriatrics clinical fellowship at Cornell in July 2003. His wife, Michelle Meza '01, began her last year of pediatrics residency training in July 2003. She has been accepted to begin a neonatology fellowship at Cornell in July 2004. Sina Meisamy '01 is a radiology resident and postdoctoral research fellow living in Minneapolis. He is doing research with high field magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance spectroscopy in both diagnosing breast cancer early and monitoring how breast cancer patients on neoadjuvant chemotherapy respond to treatment.
Seth L. Witcher '35, Clifton, Texas, April 2, 2003
William W. McKinney '37,
Fort Worth, Texas, December 27, 2002
Geneva Ernestine Smith '38, Amarillo, Texas, July 8, 2002
G. Valter Brindley Jr. '39, Temple, Texas, June 17, 2002
Tilden L. Childs Jr. '39, Fort Worth, Texas, date unknown
Jerome O. Ravel '40, Austin, Texas, January 30, 2003
John M. White Jr. '40, Groves, Texas, June 2001
Louis J. Manhoff Jr. '41,
Spring Branch, Texas, May 5, 2003
Oscar O. Selke Jr. '41, Houston, April 12, 2003
Clifford R. Hall '42 (March),
Oklahoma City, May 3, 2003
E. Merrill Winsett '43, Amarillo, Texas, October 29, 2002
William D. Battle '44, Modesto, California, February 8, 2003
Edward B. Rowe '44, Galveston, December 23, 2002
Charles F. Stringer '44, Dallas, March 13, 2003
Eugenia Tate Gauntt '45, Kountze, Texas, March 7, 2003
Melross C. Rittiman '46, Rockport, Texas, February 25, 2003
Eva Y. Seger '46, Victoria, Texas, April 30, 2003
Stephen G. Maddox '48,
Fort Worth, Texas, November 19, 2002
Michel S. Damiani '50, Houston, January 1, 2003
Alexander M. Finlay '50, Denton, Texas, December 17, 2002
Sam A. Nixon Jr. '50, Nixon, Texas, August 17, 2003
Minnie L. Lancaster '51, Grapevine, Texas, April 5, 2003
Robert J. Wagner '52, Shiner, Texas, February 9, 2003
Ray E. Bullard Jr. '53, Vandergrift, Pennsylvania, December 18, 2002
James J. Ferrero '53, Houston,
April 12, 2003
Leon Keeble '53, Brownsville, Texas, January 2003
Charles B. Lambeth '53, Odessa, Texas, January 18, 2003
George J. Liebes '53, Dallas, December 30, 2002
Claude Mattingly Jr. '56, Jasper, Texas, February 15, 2003
Murray D. Hooks '57, Lufkin, Texas, April 4, 2003
Ronald E. Buchanan '59, Brooksville, Florida, March 5, 2003
Don R. Warren '59, Euless, Texas, April 6, 2003
Christopher A. Kaeppel '60, Houston, May 3, 2003
John K. Dozier Jr. '61, Houston,
July 4, 2003
Michael D. Howard '63,
San Antonio, April 2, 2003
George H. McCullough '65,
Fort Worth, Texas, November 21, 2001
Robert H. McNeely '69, Houston, January 21, 2003
David P. Watson '81, Templeton, California, December 27, 2002
Cloyce L. Stetson '64, Arlington, Texas, September 8, 2002
Dr. Dorothy A. Chesley '57, Austin, Texas, received the UTMB Rebecca Sealy Distinguished Alumnus Award in April 2003 for her significant contributions to the nursing profession.
Jean A. Rowland Cox '61, Austin, Texas, has been very busy with book signings throughout Austin and cities near her hometown of Talpa in West Texas. Her book, A Long Way From the Cotton Patch, includes experiences and memories from her eleven years working at UTMB in medical-surgical positions. Her recent travels include a river cruise in Europe and a two-week Caribbean cruise. Dr. Katherine J. Moore '61, Houston, is employed by the Methodist Health Care System of Houston. She functions under a service agreement between Methodist and Hewlett-Packard Company where she manages the computer company's employee health services and workers compensation program nationwide. Katherine also has her own part-time business, K. J. Moore Consulting. She specializes in occupational and environmental health program development, evaluation, workers compensation, OSHA compliance training and medical/legal record review. She hopes to retire from full-time employment in the next few years and continue her part-time consulting business.
Janet C. Gilmore '70, Missouri City, Texas, received the innovation/creativity award during Nurseweek's annual Nursing Excellence Awards for the South Central region on November 15, 2002, in Dallas. Janet is director of perioperative services at the Methodist Hospital in Houston.
Jane E. Reinhart Gonzalez '69 and '83, Galveston, and Paula R. Castonguay '81, Santa Fe, Texas, received the UTMB Betty Lee Evans Nursing Excellence Awards in May 2003 for their clinical achievements.
Barbara A. Cutler '92, Houston, retired from being a family nurse practitioner in January 2000, but returned to work part-time in October 2000. She currently works locum tenens throughout Harris and Galveston counties. Barbara has also been active with the local Red Cross since September 11, 2001. She is married with three children, three grandchildren and another grandchild on the way. Barbara and her husband travel in their motor home throughout the United States. They recently returned from a five-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. While in Australia, she finally got to meet her pen pal of 44 years who lives there.
Jimmie Poplar '37, San Antonio, May 2001
Ida E. Smith '53, Houston,
February 7, 2002
Adele Gutierrez '94, Houston, February 20, 2003
Susan J. Kales '97, Texas City, Texas, April 7, 2003