Greater Philadelphia First Elects Dr. Brucker to Its Board
Paul C. Brucker, MD, TJU president, is one of four new corporate members
elected by Greater Philadelphia First (GPF) to its Board of Directors. Dr.
Brucker thus joins GPF's association of business chief executives who work
to advance the economic growth and quality of life in the Philadelphia region.
GPF's chairman Robert J. Hall, chairman and publisher of the Philadelphia
Inquirer and Daily News, announced the election of the new members who include
Susan B. Butler, managing partner of Andersen Consulting LLP, Robert W.
Kloss, president and CEO of Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co., and Francis
J. Van Kirk, managing partner of Coopers & Lybrand LLP.
Greater Philadelphia First, established in 1983, is an association of 35
business chief executives from the region's larger employers. GPF works
to improve the business climate, generate employment by attracting new investment,
and market the region nationally and internationally. In addition to its
economic development efforts, GPF applies private sector talent and resources
to improve state and local government and Philadelphia's public schools,
working closely with other organizations and government leadership at all
Robert D. Fry, MD, the Gerald J. Marks Professor of Surgery and director
of the division of colon and rectal surgery, has been appointed to the executive
council of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He will serve
a three-year term as a policymaker with other council members.
Alvin F. Goldfarb, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, presented
the Sir John Dewhurst Lecture, entitled "Adolescent Sexual Behavior:
Its Impact on Future Reproduction," at the 20th annual meeting of the
North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology. In addition,
Dr. Goldfarb has edited and published a book entitled, "Clinical Problems
in Pediatric and Adolescent Gyencology."
Dennis B. Leeper, PhD, professor of radiation oncology and nuclear
medicine and director of the division of radiobiology, has been elected
president-elect and chairman of the program committee of the North American
Hyperthermia Society. This scientific society supports research in the mechanisms
and use of hyperthermia in the treatment of cancer. In addition, at the
meeting of the 7th International Congress of Hyperthermic Oncology, Dr.
Leeper was elected vice-president of the International Association of Hyperthermic
Oncology. This organization sponsors an international congress held every
PostDoctoral Student Awarded UNCF·Merck Fellowship
A postdoctoral fellow in the department of radiation oncology at Jefferson
Medical College, is among 10 postdoctoral researchers nationwide to receive
a grant from The College Fund/UNCF and Merck & Co., Inc. Dr. Perrault
becomes one of the first award recipients of the UNCF·Merck Science
Initiative, created to support promising African American students pursuing
careers in biomedical research. In addition to a stipend, the fellowship
program offers mentoring from a Merck scientist. Currently, Dr. Perrault
is working with George Iliakis, PhD, professor of radiation oncology, on
mechanisms of DNA repair.
Mark K. Ono, MD, chief resident physician in the department of radiation
oncology has been awarded an American College of Radiation Oncology's 1996-97
Resident Subspecialty Elective Training Award. He will use the award to
further his residency education in head and neck oncology at the University
of California at San Francisco next year.
The University notes with sadness the death on August 5, 1996 of Caroline
F. Raneri-Schiavo, office manager/ administrative assistant, in the
department of obstetrics and gynecology, and extends sympathy to her family,
friends and colleagues.