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Alumni Notes


Graciela Alarcon, MD, MPH '72, is the Jane Knight Lowe Chair of Medicine in Rheumatology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was honored as Master of PANLAR (Pan America League of Associations of Rheumatology) in Guatemala City in August. In October she was honored as a Master of the ACR (American College of Rheumatology).

Jeanne Brinkley, MPH '77, RN, retired this year after more than 38 years in public health, first for the Baltimore City Health Department and then the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

William Dupont, PhD, '77, writes, "The second edition of my text, Statistical Modeling for Biomedical Researchers, will be published by Cambridge University Press in December. It introduces intermediate-level biostatistics to non-statisticians, and is intended for students who have had an introductory course in biostatistics."

Eric Fine, MD, MPH '72, retired last June after more than 30 years of working in public health for the state of Maryland and Baltimore County. He served as state director of the Preventive Medicine Administration, deputy director of the state AIDS Administration, and director of the county's Child, Adolescent and Reproductive Health Bureau. On August 4, he was honored with the Annual Leadership Award by the Maryland State School Health Council.

Prakash Gupta, ScD,'75, will serve as president of the 14th World Conference on Tobacco or Health, to be held in Mumbai, India, March 8-12, 2009.

Richard Hamman, MD, DrPH '79, MPH '77, has been named founding dean of the newly formed Colorado School of Public Health. The School is a collaboration of the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and the University of Northern Colorado. Hamman is former chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics in the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado, which transitioned this summer to become the new school.

Heddy Hubbard, PhD, MPH '74, RN, FAAN, is the Director of Guidelines for the American Urological Association (AUA), after a 30-year federal career, most recently with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Ellen Rautenberg, MHS '77, is the president and CEO of Public Health Solutions and was recently appointed to both the NYS Public Health Council and the Institute of Medicine's Committee on a Comprehensive Review of the DHHS Office of Family Planning Title X Program.

William A. Robinson, MD, MPH '73, retired in 2007 after more than 35 years of service with the federal government. He spent more than 25 years in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as the agency's chief medical officer. He concurrently held other HRSA senior management positions as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He also served as HHS deputy assistant secretary for minority health, and later as the acting administrator of HRSA. He is completing his term as President of the Johns Hopkins (Alpha) Chapter of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society.

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