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Harold Gever ’75 works as a staff physician at the Philadelphia VA Hospital. He still plays piano, chess, and the stock market, he writes, “with mixed results in all of them!” His daughter Allison teaches English in Mexico, his daughter Dana is a freshman at Emory, and his son, Evan, is an associate at J.P. Morgan in Manhattan.

The Norwich Bulletin named Robert E. Levin ’75 a “newsmaker of the day” marking his 25 years of service as the first rheumatologist in the Norwich, CT, area. A physician at The William W. Backus Hospital, he was selected this year as a Castle Connolly Top Doctor in rheumatology for 2009-2010. He is a clinical assistant professor of medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Alan Muney ’75, P’04 has joined CIGNA Corporation as senior vice president, total health and network, to lead the company’s health management and network contracting activities. In this role, Alan will oversee the
company’s doctors, dentists, nurses, behavioral health clinicians and other health professionals who deliver health management and wellness programs to CIGNA customers.

Stephen Cannistra ’76 has been named the next editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the  leading oncology journal in the world. The appointment is effective May 2011. Stephen is a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and director of Gynecologic Medical Oncology at Beth Israel-Deaconess Medical Center. He is co-leader of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center disease program in gynecologic

Griffin P. Rodgers ’76 has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Griffin is director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. He has worked at the institute since 2001 and was named director in 2007.

Mark Nunlist ’70 is a senior partner at White River Family Practice in White River Junction, VT, where he’s practiced since residency. He has just received a MS degree in health care leadership from the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Research. He writes that his practice just completed installation of an electronic medical record system with grant support from the Vermont Institute of Technology Leaders. He is on the faculty of Dartmouth Medical School, teaching primary care. Mark’s wife, Cappy ’70 (Cathryn), has had dual careers, in general practice law in Hanover, NH, and as assistant director of the General Practice Program
of Vermont Law School. She will be leaving her law practice in June to become a full-time VT Law School professor. Their son Cabot, 35, is married to Eva, who is completing her pediatrics residency in NJ. Daughter Kimberly (born at Women & Infants Hospital, 1979) is living in Kauai, HI, and Corey, 28, lives in Olympia, WA.

Mark explains what they’ve been up to: “Trekking in Nepal and Peru. Sailing in the Virgin Islands. Hiking the Kalalau Trail and camping on the north shore of Kauai with Kimber. Canoeing in the Boundary Waters of  Minnesota and on the Missouri River of the Lewis and Clark Trail. Herding cattle on horseback in northern Colorado. Hoping (and planning) to climb Kilimanjaro shortly after our reunion.”

Richard G. Ellenbogen ’80, P’11 has been named co-chair of the National Football League’s Head, Neck and
Spine Medical Committee. Richard is Theodore S. Roberts Endowed Chair of Neurological Surgery at the  University of Washington School of Medicine, chief of neurological surgery at Harborview Medical Center, and attending neurosurgeon at Seattle Children’s. He is also co-director of the Seattle Sports Concussion  Program and was a key advocate for the “Zackery Lystedt Law,” the first state law requiring medical clearance for a young athlete suffering a concussion.

Eli N. Avila, JD, MPH ’81 was appointed chief deputy commissioner of health and director, Division of Public Health, for Suffolk County, NY. Eli is a Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine and is one of only 300 MD/JDs in the U.S. to be board certified in legal medicine. He and his wife, Elena, and their sons will be moving to Suffolk County.

Dan Medeiros has been appointed chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at St. Luke’s and Roosevelt Hospitals in New York City. He had been acting director since October 2009.

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