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Ippolit C. A. Matjucha has been appointed medical director at Medflow, Inc., a leader in the development of electronic health records software for eye care physicians. Prior to this, Ippolit was a senior staff physician at the Lahey Clinic in the Department of Ophthalmology, supporting all aspects of neuro-ophthalmology,  general ophthalmology and cataract surgery, in-patient consultation service, and resident surgical training.

Peter Kilmarx received the Lester B. Granger 18 Award for Lifetime Achievement in Social Justice as part of  the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at Dartmouth College on January 29, 2010. Peter is chief of the Epidemiology Branch in the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention in Atlanta. The Branch has more than 60 staff in Atlanta and 250 staff overseas and is responsible for epidemiologic and clinical research to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS worldwide. He recently received a U.S. Public Health Service award for exceptional leadership and service in the CDCs response to an ebola outbreak in Zaire, in the area of his Peace Corps service. After stints in Thailand and Botswana, Peter and his wife, Nicha, and children Ben, 17, and Hunter, 13, now live in Decatur, GA.

Kamau Karanja 90 is the medical director of the Joseph Smith Community Health Center in Waltham, MA,
and John Bassi 90 is the medical director and physician in residence at St. Pauls School in Concord, NH. They continue to enjoy their annual fishing trips.

Joanne Wilkinson 90 RES98 is an assistant professor in the family medicine department at Boston  University, where she runs a pipeline program to attract medical students to primary care careers. She writes: [Im] spending most of my time doing research on cancer prevention in vulnerable populations. I received a career development award from the [National Cancer Institute] in 2009 to study barriers to mammography for women with intellectual disabilities. Joanne lives in the Boston area with her husband, Duncan Vinson PhD04, and their daughter, Maggie, born in March 2008.

Daniel Dickstein, director of the Pediatric Mood, Imaging and Neurodevelopment (Pedi-MIND) program at  Bradley Hospital, has been awarded nearly $2 million in federal funding from the National Institute of Mental Health to study bio-behavioral markers associated with childhood-onset bipolar disorder. He is an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Alpert Medical School.

Parvez Sultan is a cardiothoracic surgeon practicing in Birmingham, AL. He and Farah Sultan have two  children, Sameer, 7, and Sophie, 4. Contact him at 3528 Tanglecreek Circle, Birmingham, AL 35243;
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