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Valerie Parisi ’72 has been promoted to dean of the Wayne State University School of Medicine, after nearly a year as interim dean. She was hired by Wayne State in 2007 as vice dean of hospital relations and clinical affairs. She helped establish a family medicine residency program at Crittenton Hospital Medical Center, where she is a board member.

Richard Kagen and Valerie Stevens ’76 write that their daughter, Melissa Kagen ’09, received a master’s degree in humanities at the University of Chicago in June 2010. Sally Oliver Sondergaard still practices obstetrics and gynecology full time in Baltimore. Her husband, Neal Sondergaard ScM’77 PhD’77, retired from the Naval Surface Warfare Center in July 2009 and now works for a small engineering firm. Their daughter Krysta graduated with a master’s in genetics from North Carolina State University. She also received a national teaching assistant award this year. 

Claudia Gruss ’74 was re-elected president of the Fairfield County Medical Association. She practices gastroenterology and internal medicine in Georgetown, Norwalk, and Wilton, CT. Claudia is an attending physician at Norwalk Hospital and is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She is secretary of the Connecticut State Medical Society, and also a board member of the Women’s Medical Association of Fairfield County.

John Shuck ’74, PMD’11 has been elected Delaware’s governor-elect to the American College of Cardiology. When he assumes office in March 2011, Shuck will represent Delaware on the American College of Cardiology (ACC) board of governors, which promotes research, continuing education, and evidencebased medicine for all cardiologists. Shuck will be a liaison between the ACC and Delaware cardiologists and cardiology patients.

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