Volume 18 Number 2 Fall 2001




WALTER E. WEBER, ’46, sends this greeting: "81 and still kicking."



ROBERT BLACK, ’55B, a clinical professor at Stanford and a pediatrician who practiced medicine in Monterey, Calif., for 38 years, was named Physician of the Year by the Monterey County Medical Society. He was recognized for his "tireless effort on behalf of medical pediatric patients." He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and in the Monterey area he has served on the boards of the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District, the Carmel Bach Festival, Planned Parenthood and the NAACP.

JAY B. HANN, III, ’52, who taught for eight years at the Palo Alto VA Hospital, retired as assistant professor of hand surgery at Stanford on April 1, 2000. He and his wife, Helen, toured India with Stanford in fall 2000. They have five children and 10 grandchildren and this spring were planning to travel to Africa with two children and two grandchildren in June 2001.

GEORGE F. SOLOMON, ’55B, formerly on the Stanford faculty (1964-75), is now an emeritus professor at UCLA, where the George F. Solomon Professorship in Psychobiology is to be established within the Neuropsychiatric Institute and the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA. A pioneer and leader in the field of psychoneuroimmunology, he conducted his early research while at Stanford.

ROBERT WORTHINGTON, ’55A, writes: "It was a distinct pleasure for me to experience surgery at Stanford Hospital this year and to find a caring, able staff and fine facilities."



STEVEN EDELMAN, ’69, who is a senior partner in Diagnostic Radiology Group, McMinnville Imaging Associates, in McMinnville, Ore., sends this update: "I visited Israel last year and gave a series of lectures at Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Aviv." He also tutored residents there prior to their board certification exams.

GEORGE GROSS, ’67, is now retired from active surgery and does occasional consulting.

RICHARD K. PARK, ’62, has sold his facial plastic surgery practice and is now retired. "Jean and I are moving to Northstar, Calif. We invite classmates to stop by," he writes.

ALAN PIERROT, ’66, an orthopedic surgeon and CEO of FSC Health Inc., in Fresno, Calif., has been elected president of the American Surgical Hospital Association, which was founded in September 2000. The association plans to educate the public and physicians on the benefits of surgical hospitals for healthy patients’ elective surgeries as compared to surgery centers or general hospitals.



IVOR ROYSTON (internal medicine, oncology residencies ’77) joined the Forward Ventures management team full time, following his retirement as the founding president of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, where he remains on the board of directors. Forward Ventures is a life sciences and health care venture fund based in San Diego.

ROSALIND SHORENSTEIN, ’76, has been elected a Fellow of the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the nation’s largest medical specialty organization. She received the Outstanding Service Award for the Western Region, given by the American Women’s Medical Association. She and her husband, MICHAEL SHORENSTEIN, ’76, have practiced internal medicine in Santa Cruz for 21 years.

OWEN WITTE, ’76, is a winner of the Warren Alpert Foundation Scientific Prize. He received the national award for his scientific contributions to the development of the experimental drug Glivec, a treatment for a common form of adult leukemia. He is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, a scientist with the Jonsson Cancer Center and a professor of microbiology, immunology and molecular genetics at UCLA medical school. In addition to leukemia, he also studies immune disorders and prostate cancer.





CLAY ANDERSON, ’91, is an assistant professor of medicine in hematology/oncology at the University of Missouri and chair of the Missouri End-of-Life Coalition. He announces the birth of his second son, Levi Douglas, on Sept. 29, 2000.

ROBERT B. BURNS, ’91, and CAROL L. OZAWA (pediatrics residency ’93) have a sixth child, Curran Masami Ozawa Burns, born April 17, 2001, at Stanford Hospital and weighing 9 pounds, 3 ounces. He joins siblings Brendan, Caitlin, Alana, Aislinn and Aodhan. Bob practices adult urgent care at Chaboya Clinic, a satellite clinic of the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Carol directs the newborn nursery at SCVMC.

JAMES PATRICK DOLAN, ’95, is currently chief resident in surgery at UCSF. He and Marian are expecting their first baby in November.

ELIZABETH P. FRATES, ’96, writes: "Jim, John and I are enjoying life in the Boston area."



WILLIAM SHIH, ’00 (PhD in biochemistry), who is now at the Scripps Institute in La Jolla, won a 2001 Harold M. Weintraub graduate student award for his work at Stanford. The recently created award is sponsored by the basic sciences division of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle. Nominations for the award were sought internationally and the 13 winners were selected for the quality, originality and significance of their work. The recipient of NSF and HHMI fellowships at Stanford, Shih worked in the lab of professor James Spudich, studying mutant myosins using fluorescence resonance energy transfer.