Eugene Bauer, MD, of San Rafael, Calif., became executive chair of Medgenics Inc. in October 2010.
Although she lives in Arizona, that didn’t keep Bonnie Typlin, MD, from celebrating Northwestern University’s 160th birthday in January. Dr. Typlin, who works at Cholla Pediatrics in Tucson, shared a picture of the purple cake they enjoyed at the office.
Philip Weinerman, MD, GME ’80, and Julie Davidson Weinerman, MD, celebrated the wedding of their youngest child, Debbie, in February. The Weinermans have five children and five grandchildren.Philip has been with Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates in Columbus, Ohio, for 29 years. With more than 70 radiologists, Riverside is the 11th largest private practice radiology group in the nation, supporting 14 hospitals and 20 outpatient imaging facilities. Julie has been a physiatrist at the Veterans Administration for 30 years.
Jeff Unger, MD, is working on writing the second edition to his medical textbook, “Diabetes Management in Primary Care” (Lippincott) which will be published in 2012. He is also writing a consumer textbook on diabetes entitled, “Diabetes Self-Management for the Disinterested,” which will be published by Ann Arbor Editions in December 2011.
Alicia Brooks Armstrong, MD, of Kensington, Md., writes that she has started “moonlighting” as an artist. The chief of Clinical Services for the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development will be exhibiting her water color art at the East Alcove Gallery at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda through early July.
Mark J. Sontag, MD, GME ’83, of Portola Valley, Calif., founder of Remedy Medical Group, is in his 20th year with the San Jose Sharks and his 15th year with the Oakland Raiders as the teams’ spinal medicine consultant.
Reuben Weininger, MD, of Santa Barbara, Calif., writes that he has evolved a practice that merges dynamic psychiatry and yoga, seasoned with Buddhist teachings and great, mostly 19th century literature. His oldest son, Joshua, is studying in Edinburgh, while younger kids, Bella and Benji, are still in local schools. Dr. Weininger writes that he is having fun with his practice and would “love to hear from old comrades from the days of our bizarre and intense medical school experience!”
Charles Modlin, Jr., MD, has expanded his work with the Minority Men’s Health Center at the Cleveland Clinic. Founded in 2004 by Dr. Modlin, the Health Center initially focused on screening minority men for prostate cancer. Today, Dr. Modlin and others see patients for hypertension, diabetes and other general ailments. The center also taps into other Cleveland Clinic resources, providing spiritual care, prescription medication assistance and referrals to the Clinic’s Tobacco Treatment Center.
Hans Breiter, MD, PhD, a renowned expert in cognitive neurosciences, joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in April. He also holds the position of scientific director at Northwestern Memorial Hospital’s Warren Wright Adolescent Center. Dr. Breiter’s research program will focus on the development of critical cognitive domains, such as self-regulation, during adolescence.
Men-Jean Lee, MD, GME, ’93, and her husband, Giuseppe Del Priore, MD, GME, ’91, have relocated from New York City to join the faculty in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Indiana University. Dr. Lee has taken the position of director of the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine as associate professor and the William H. and Sallie E. Coleman Scholar. Dr. Del Priore is the new director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology. Their two younger sons, Dante, 12, and Luca, 10, have moved with them to Indianapolis. Their oldest son Alex, 14, is attending the prestigious Regis High School on the Upper East Side of New York City with a four-year full scholarship and lives with his grandparents in Brooklyn.
Michael Edwards, MD, and wife Hayley, of Pinehurst, N.C., welcomed twin boys, Grant and Luke, in February 2011. Grant weighed 8.5 pounds and Luke 6.5 pounds. They join proud big brother Reid, 3.
Ugne Skripkus-Roper, MD, GME ’00, and her husband, Jonathan Roper, MD, celebrated the birth of their second daughter, Dova, in December 2010. Big sister Kalia, who will soon turn 3, is overjoyed to have a new playmate. Specializing in breast and musculoskeletal imaging, Dr. Skripkus-Roper is a diagnostic radiologist practicing at Scripps Clinic in LaJolla, Calif.
Toni Marengo-Barbick, MD, and Brian Barbick, MD, welcomed twins, Dane and Sadie, in February. The newborns join older siblings Dylan, 6, and Giuliana, 4. Dr. Marengo-Barbick writes that the family “recently relocated to San Diego because we were recruited to work at the Naval Medical Center San Diego in the departments of Ob/Gyn and Surgery, respectively. We are enjoying teaching the residents at the Naval Medical Center and taking care of our active-duty military, veterans, and their families. Toni is a former naval officer and especially enjoys being back with the military.”
Chandi White Edmonds, PT ’00, ’02, of Chicago, launched Kinetic Energy Fitness & Physical Therapy, a health and wellness company that specializes in women and children, in 2009. Services include prenatal, postnatal and preconception fitness classes and wellness workshops for parent and child.
Seth Queler, MD, of River Edge, N.J., is an orthopedic surgeon in private practice with privileges at Clara Mass Medical Center in Belleville. He focuses his practice on foot and ankle surgery.
As part of a research team at Brown University, Stephan P. Krotz, MD, created an artificial human ovary for the purposes of maturing human eggs (oocytes) outside the body. As a result, Time Magazine named his research one of the Top Ten Medical Breakthroughs for 2010. Dr. Krotz writes, “Cancer patients can now have portions of their ovary frozen before they undergo chemotherapy or radiation treatment which can damage the ovary and make it difficult or impossible to have children. In the future they may be able to use the artificial human ovary to mature eggs from the frozen portions of the ovary to have children. This is also a biological engineering feat as it is the first ovary created outside the body composed of the three main cell types needed for reproduction.”
Shom Dasgupta, MD, of Long Beach, Calif., gave the keynote address at Northwestern University’s Global Engagement Summit in April. The mission of GES is to build the capacity of the next generation of global change leaders. Dr. Dasgupta’s address was about his personal story and desire to work abroad and advance social justice. He also emphasized the importance of language, delving into the meanings of the words “global,” “engagement,” and “summit” and citing his experiences working in Guatemala with Wuqu’ Kawoq.
Lisa Grossman, MD, GME ’82, of Chicago, a psychologist in private practice, received the American Psychological Association 2010 Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Independent Practice at the APA convention in August in San Diego.
Jeanne Horowitz Huff, MD, GME ’08, ’09, of Chicago, is a radiologist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.