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Class of 1945 reunion

School of Medicine Alumni

Henry S. Jennings Jr., 41Ox, 43C, 45M, of Gainesville, Ga., a founding partner of The Emory Clinic, retired after many years of service as a trustee of Northeast Georgia Health System. Jennings will continue as a trustee of Brenau University.

John T. Sessions Jr., 43C, 45M, and his wife are enjoying life in Chapel Hill, N.C. Sessions keeps busy with continued teaching duties at the UNC School of Medicine and with alumni affairs, that is, staying in touch with Emory alums.
    "We speak frequently with Austin Fortney [43C, 46M,] and his wife and recently enjoyed a long-weekend visit at their North Carolina mountain retreat," Sessions writes. The couple also remain close friends with Atlanta alum Tom Harris, 43C, 45M, and his wife.

The State of Florida requires an act of legislation to name a civic building after a living person. The folks at Children's Medical Services (CMS) decided it was worth the trouble. CMS Jacksonville's new home will be named in honor of Richard G. Skinner Jr., 43C, 45M. The 3,500-square-foot clinic and office building is scheduled for completion in January 2001.
    "Skinner is something of an institution in Jacksonville," says Hardie Lord of CMS. "Skinner and his family provided the initial funding for many social service programs in Jacksonville that were subsequently taken over or partially funded by the state. He got a lot of programs off the ground."
    The first board-certified pediatrician in Jacksonville, Skinner served for 25 years as medical director of CMS, which provides care to children with special medical needs.
    Skinner headed the Jacksonville Children's Commission, which subsidizes day care in the area, among other child-advocacy activities. Skinner was recently appointed to the board of the Jacksonville Community Foundation.

Marvin Dees, 49M, wrote to share memories of his former roommate, Henry Stofman, 49M, after reading of his death in the spring 2000 issue of Emory Medicine:
    "Henry Stofman, Walter Lusk, [50M,] and I roomed at Miss Edith Bartholomew's place. She was the maiden sister of Dr. Bartholomew, Gyn/Ob chairman. I was sorry to read about Henry, but even while in school I knew that each of my roommates was bound for great careers. A measure of Henry's greatness and humility is that he never mentioned his aviation experience in World War II!"


William Jefferson Adair

Robert Edgar Adair

Charles Bell Upshaw Sr., 17M

Charles Bell Upshaw Jr., 54M

Thomas Arthur Upshaw, 94M

Robert F. Sullivan, 47C, 51M, of Carnesville, Ga., retired from family practice at Carnesville Medical Services in December 1997.

We weren't quite sure where to place this class note chronicling four generations of graduates from Emory and its predecessor schools. Charles Bell Upshaw Jr., 54M, of Atlanta, won out, since he gathered all the information and is the reigning patriarch.
    William Jefferson Adair (1856–1930) and Robert Edgar Adair (1866–1949) were brothers who grew up in Bartow County, Georgia. The elder Adair brother graduated from Atlanta Medical College circa 1880. He initially settled in Cartersville to work as a general practitioner, but soon after, he relocated to Rockmart, where he practiced for most of his life. The younger Adair, or "Uncle Bob," as he was known by his nephews, graduated from Southern Medical College in 1890. He was a general practitioner in Cartersville from 1890 until his retirement in 1940.
    Charles Bell Upshaw Sr., 17M, a nephew of the Adair brothers, grew up a member of a farming family in Bartow County during Reconstruction. "Of course, they grew their own vegetables and were generally self-sufficient, save the occasional purchase of salt, but $200 per year just wasn't much, even way back then, and especially with 10 children," says Upshaw's son.
    Upshaw may have received his inspiration to become a physician from his two uncles, but before attending medical school, he had to have a few rough edges smoothed out. He attended the small Methodist college of Young Harris. "I guess he was a crude high school student," says his son, "but they worked on him up there, and he got the most-improved award after his first year."
    Upon graduation, Upshaw applied for a job as a teacher at Stilesborough Academy, six miles west of Cartersville. The folks there were so in need of qualified applicants that they made him headmaster right on the spot, at the ripe old age of 22.
    After saving some money from working at this job, Upshaw started studying medicine at Atlanta Medical College. But he received his degree from Emory in 1917, after the two schools merged.
    As a medical student, Upshaw would take the train from Atlanta to his family's Bartow County farm during winter and summer breaks. The train ran directly through Cartersville, so the young Upshaw would stop and visit his Uncle Bob on the way to and from school.
    After his first year of medical school, in December of 1913, he stopped to see his uncle.
    His son relates this conversation between uncle and nephew: "So Bill (Uncle Bob always called Charles 'Bill' for some reason), are you working hard down there in Atlanta?"
    "Yes sir, I certainly am."
    "Well, Bill, have they taught you how to take off a man's arm yet?"
    "Well, uh, no sir. We've been studying our anatomy and physiology textbooks mostly."
    "If you can't take a man's arm off yet, you're wasting your time down there in Atlanta. You should come up here, and I'll teach you how to practice medicine," replied Bob.
    As a general practitioner in a rural area at the turn of the century, like doctors today, Uncle Bob had learned there were many things useful to practicing medicine that can't be taught in the classroom.
    After his first year of medical school, an expensive pursuit even then, Upshaw saw his savings begin to dwindle. His parents put up their farm as collateral for a loan that got him through the rest of school.
    After graduation, Upshaw quickly paid off that loan and went on to practice as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Atlanta from 1922 until his death in 1967. He taught obstetrics at Emory for 40 years and delivered 8,000 babies in the Atlanta area.
    His son followed in his father's footsteps, graduating from Emory in 1954. Charles Jr. has practiced cardiovascular and internal medicine in Atlanta from 1961 to present and is currently at Piedmont Hospital. He has also been a clinical professor of medicine at Emory for 34 years.
    Upshaw Jr.'s youngest son, Thomas Arthur Upshaw, 94M, didn't fall too far from the nest. After getting his medical training, he settled in Greenville, S.C., to practice psychiatry.

Edwyn T. Bowen Jr., 55M, of Winston-Salem, N.C., retired in March 1999 after 38 years in private pediatric practice.

James L. Achord, 56M, has been named professor emeritus at the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Richard W. Noland, 56C, 58M, of Amherst, Mass., recently authored Sigmund Freud Revisited as part of the World Author Series published by Macmillan Press. Noland has been a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, for more than 30 years and has taught many courses in literature and psychology.

W. Lanier Nicholson, 55C, 59M, of Hiawassee, Ga., retired in July 1999 from Hiawassee Family Practice Associates after 38 years of practice.


W. Douglas Skelton, 63M, who serves as senior vice president for university research and health affairs and dean of the school of medicine at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., has been elected chair of the American Medical Association's Section on Medical Schools. His term began in July 2000.

Sam E. Hyde III, 60C, 64M, of Farmington, N.M., was named a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He is currently the medical director of the Veterans Affairs Clinic in Farmington.

Otto B. Johnson Jr., 59Ox, 61C, 65M, of Dublin Ga., is president of Dublin Internal Medicine.


Maj. Gen. Ralph Haynes, 70M

Major General Ralph L. Haynes, 70M, relinquished command of the third medical command of Decatur, Ga., in April 2000. Under Haynes, this command was transformed from a small unit to a fully resourced US Army Reserve multicomponent organization.
    As a senior field medical unit within the Department of Defense, this is the Army's only deployable medical command available for worldwide contingencies. As such, it provides combat medical support and plans contingencies for major regional conflicts within an entire theater of operations.
    Haynes left this assignment to become the assistant deputy director in the Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon.

John Slade, 74M, of Skillman, N.J., recently made a switch from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where he had been teaching internal medicine for 18 years, to the School of Public Health of New Jersey.
    Slade is developing two national programs designed for leaders in substance abuse prevention and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Slade's policy work through the foundation focuses on tobacco, especially on fostering a regulatory environment for tobacco products. Slade cites his work on the Cigarette Papers (1996), the first major exploration of internal tobacco industry documents, as a career highlight.

J. Randolf Beahrs, 76M, became president of the North Central Section of the American Urologic Association (AUA) at the September 1999 meeting in Chicago. This is the AUA's second largest section, with 1,660 members from Minnesota and eight surrounding states. Beahrs, who is a shareholder with Metropolitan Urologic Specialists, PA, in St. Paul, Minn., previously served as section secretary from 1996 to 1998.

Frederick Everett Turton, 73C, 77M, an internist in Sarasota, Fla., has taken office as governor of the Florida chapter of the American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine. Turton was elected to a four-year term and previously has served as treasurer, secretary, council member, and chair of the membership committee for the Florida chapter.

Ronald Paynter, 75C, 79M, of Long Beach, N.Y., is chief medical officer and senior vice president of Long Island Health Network (LIHN). LIHN is a network of 10 hospitals, including St. Francis Heart Center and Withrop University Hospital, that has more than 4,000 physician affiliates.


John Stuart Munro, 81M

Arthur L. Kellermann, 80M, chair of emergency medicine at Emory and director of the Center for Injury Control at the Rollins School of Public Health, received the Distinguished Alumni Award at Rhodes College, Memphis, Tenn. He was recognized as one of America's prominent medical experts on the prevention of firearm violence.

Mary Ruth Clance, 76C, 81M, of Davidsonville, Md., is a hospital epidemiologist at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis.

Kathryn W. Mettler, 81M, of Atlanta, served as president of the Medical Association of Atlanta for the 1998–1999 term.

John Stuart Munro, 81M, has been appointed interim chair of the department of psychiatry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Medicine. A fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Munro is a contributing editor to Missouri Psychiatry and has been involved in several research efforts to study the effectiveness of medications for schizophrenic and schizoaffective patients. He also formerly served as interim dean of the medical school at UMKC and as acting associate dean for academic affairs.

Gary Dean Chaikin, 78C, 82M, is director of psychiatric education at Gunderesen-Lutheran and associate professor in psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse.

In April, Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, 83M, of Atlanta, became the youngest person to serve as president of the American College of Physicians–American Society of Internal Medicine. An internist in private practice at Piedmont Hospital, she is also a clinical associate professor of medicine at Emory. Fryhofer has a special interest in women's health issues.

Walton H. Reeves Jr., 83M, of Atlanta, has joined Palay, Frank, Brown, Gottlieb, Leaderman, and Shulman, PC. The group has been providing multispecialty services to Atlanta residents for more than 40 years. Reeves has left the Premier Medical Group, formerly Atlanta Associates, which he joined in 1986. He is married to pediatric dentist Cathy Enright and has a 9-year-old son, Harrison.

Abigail Zada Wulkan

Born: To Kim Wilder-Dyer, 83M, and her husband, William, a daughter, Helen Kathleen, on July 20, 1999.

Born: To Wayne David Levy, 84M, and his wife, Ann, of Honolulu, a daughter, Lauren Fay-Ling Lei, on Aug. 20, 1999. Levy has been with the Hawaii Permanente Medical Group for more than seven years and is a lieutenant colonel in the US Army Reserve. He also serves on the board of United Self Help, a charity that runs support groups and other services for the mentally ill.

Born: To Ed Racht, 84M, and his wife, Cheryl, of Austin, Tex., twins, Brandon and Taylor, on Aug. 13, 1999. The boys join an older brother, Harrison, age 2. Racht is currently medical director of the City of Austin/Travis County Emergency Medical Services. He also was selected as the 1999 Texas Medical Director of the Year.

Mygleetus Wright, 81C, 85M, of Clinton, Md., is now chief of staff and deputy commander of the Bolling Air Force Base Clinic. She and her husband, Colonel Curtis Wright, have one child, Phillip, age 13.

Born: To Mark I. Furman, 83C, 87M, of Newton, Mass., a daughter, Charlotte Mae, on Oct. 5, 1999. Charlotte joins a brother, Noah Edmund, age 3. Furman is a cardiologist and the associate director of the Center for Platelet Function Studies at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Paul D. Donnan, 84C, 88M, of Albany, Ga., now practices with Albany Internal Medicine.

Mark S. Chaet, 85C, 89M, pediatric surgeon, Orlando, Fla., was elected as chair of the pediatrics department at Florida Hospital.

Born: To Mark L. Wulkan, 89M, and his wife, Kristi, of Stone Mountain, Ga., their first child, Abigail Zada, on Aug. 17, 1999. Wulkan is assistant professor of pediatric surgery at Emory's School of Medicine.


Charles Atkins, 90M

Charles Atkins, 90M, of Woodbury, Conn., has completed his second psychological thriller, Risk Factor. In the book, Atkins explores moral development in children and adolescents.
    Atkins describes his latest novel as "my attempt as a novelist and as a psychiatrist to gain some perspective on what is happening to youth in this country. The novel allows me to dig through the theory and hopefully present things in a way that both entertains and educates."
    In the meantime, Atkins is finishing his latest book. A departure from his usual genre, Children of the Wind is a multigenerational saga that explores how a true healer, "a genetic freak of sorts," would be received by the Western medical establishment.
    Atkins first started writing while he was at Emory, winning the Atlanta Medicine essay competition for several years in a row. Keeping a daily journal while he was in medical school evolved into short story writing and eventually, novels.
    Aside from trying to take time to write every day, Atkins is director of psychiatry at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut, one of the 10 largest community hospital–based behavioral health services in the country. He is also on the clinical faculty at Yale and writes a regular column for American Medical News.

John M. Copenhaver, 86C, 90M, of Marietta, Ga., co-founded a software corporation in 1994, JMJ Technologies. JMJ has developed a computerized medical record called EncounterPro. It is now used by more than 200 clinicians across the nation and has won many awards (several from Microsoft) for being one of the top new electronic medical records systems in the country.

The spring 2000 issue of Emory Medicine featuring Carlos Stuart prompted Tom Terrell, 91M, to share his own memories of Stuart:
    "Dr. Stuart supervised me during my physical examination session as a second-year resident at Grady. He was very helpful and set me at ease. What a servant to Emory he continues to be."
    The article also sparked other memories:
    "I remember moonlighting one night in Marion, N.C., in 1995 at a rural emergency room just outside of Asheville, where I was completing my family medicine residency. It was a fairly busy place with an annual volume of around 15,000 patients per year.
    "I had just finished seeing the last of a slew of patients around 2:30 am. There had been respiratory failure in an elderly gentleman who required endotracheal intubation, a pediatric asthma case, and a middle-aged man with chest pain.
    "Finally, all was quiet on the western (southern) front. I had just settled into the small nondescript call room, when I found a copy of Emory Magazine. The call room was perhaps 6 by 8 feet. The bed was hardly long enough for a guy who is 6 foot 8 inches (they never are). I picked up the Emory Magazine and found it really moving to read a beautifully written article by Dr. John Stone reflecting on the untimely and early death of Dr. [James] Schwartz.
    It was poetically written as one would expect, and there seemed to be a strange harmony and sychronicity to things in the wee early hours of the morn, as I sat on a small bed in rural North Carolina at 3 am reading about Dr. Schwartz, a man who I had gotten to know some during his involvement in a conference entitled "Ethics in Medical Care -- Cost Containment" back in 1989.
    "Reading Dr. Stone's work always brings a healthy fresh perspective to medicine. That has been one of the most precious gifts I think that I received from him during my days at Emory. Holistic care is what medicine is all about. There are not enough megabytes in Bill Gates' cyberspace and computer world to fill all the wonderful things that grateful patients, medical students, house staff, faculty, and staff could say about John Stone."

Mitchell A. Blass, 88C, 92M, completed 15 years of education at Emory on June 30, 1999. He has joined the practice of Robert Capparell at Northside and St. Joseph's hospitals in north Atlanta. "I see patients in consultation for HIV/AIDS treatment, see fevers of uncertain etiology, and counsel travelers to tropical destinations. To say I'm excited is an understatement!" he writes.

Ellin Cusack Frair, 92M, opened her own practice in internal medicine in Columbus, Ohio, with former fellow resident Caroline Ramos. She married Stephen Frair on June 27, 1992, and now has two children: Emma, born July 27, 1993, and Gibson, born Sep. 5, 1995.

Born: To Brad H. Goodman, 92M, and his wife Kristen Wigh, 89C, a son, Brett Allen, on Oct. 16, 1999. Goodman is a pediatric allergist practicing in Savannah, Ga.

Born: To J. David Turner, 92M, and his wife, Mabel, their second child, Avery William, on April 5, 1999. Turner was recently transferred to Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Miss., where he is a staff hematologist/ medical oncologist.

Born: To Gail Lois Daumit, 93M, and her husband, Ron Minsk, a daughter, Miriam, on Dec. 28, 1998. More recently, Daumit has joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as a general internist and health services researcher, where she focuses on mental health and substance abuse primary care.

Born: To Lorenzo Di Francesco, 93M, and his wife, Kimberley, a son, Drew Scott, on Jan. 19, 1999.

Karl M. Jacobs, 93M, completed his psychiatric residency at the Naval Medical Center in San Diego. He is now division surgeon on the commanding general's staff at the First Marine Division, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

Born: To David Laird, 93M, and A. Taylor Uhlhorn, 92C, 93MPH, their second son, David Griffin, on June 22, 1999. The couple married in May 1993, and their oldest son, Walker Saucier, was born on Feb. 14, 1997.

Sonya Cvercko Lefever, 93M, of Decatur, Ga., completed her internal medicine training at Emory this June and started a cardiology fellowship in July.

William Henderson McCray, 93M, has recently completed a GI fellowship at Temple University and relocated to Anchorage, Alaska, with his wife, Brenda Lee.

Eric J. Crall, 94M, and his wife, Kara, live in Odessa, Fla., with their two children, Evan and Hannah. Crall is in family practice with an 80-physician primary care group.

Aimee A. League, 90C, 94M, is a lieutenant in the US Navy and works as a staff pathologist at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Born: To Brian K. Nadolne, 90C, 94M, and his wife, Marnie Nadolne, 90C, of McDonough, Ga., a son, Benjamin, on July 13, 1999. Benjamin joins big sister, Becca. The family also has two golden retrievers.
    Brian works with a group of family physicians, The Doctor's Office, in Stockbridge. He's also on the board of directors for the Henry County Chamber of Commerce and sings in the Big Chicken Chorus -- a men's barbershop group. Marnie is a neuropsychologist and assistant professor of rehabilitation medicine at Emory.

Born: To Dan E. Phillips, 94M, and his wife, Sheryl, their fourth child, Noah Webster, on April 5, 2000. Phillips is deputy director of intensive addiction service at the Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.

Vinod Thourani, 94M, and Jane Freeman

Married: Vinod H. Thourani, 94M, and Jane C. Freeman, 98MN, on May 8, 1999. Thourani is now a surgery resident at Emory, and Freeman works as an oncology nurse practitioner at The Emory Clinic.

Born: To Amy Baxter, 95M, and Louis Calderon (psychiatry), of Atlanta, their second son, Miles, on Jan. 4, 2000. Miles joins an older brother, Max, who will be 3 in September. Calderon currently attends at community mental health centers. However, the family is relocating this fall to Norfolk, Va., where Baxter will begin a fellowship in emergency pediatrics.

Born: To Richard Harsch, 95M, and his wife, Jennifer, a son, Jackson Henry, on July 24, 1999.

Born: To John Stephen Thomas Jr., 95M, and Suzanne Rogers Thomas, 91Ox, 93C, of Stone Mountain, Ga., a daughter, Lauren Katherine, on Nov. 24, 1999.

Gerald L. Cooke, 96M, a lieutenant in the US Navy, conducted a four-day port visit to Jebel Ali in the United Arab Emirates, while stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, which is based in Yokosuka, Japan.
    During the port visit, Cooke toured the surrounding country and shopped at local stores, trying out his negotiating skills, practicing the local custom of haggling for the best price. He and his fellow crew members also found time to volunteer at a school for disabled children.

Deena Evans, 96M, is in the fourth year of her urology residency at the University of Miami. She is conducting research on the spinal cord with the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

Todd W. Frieze, 96M, Tricia L. Kunovich-Frieze, 96M, and family are enjoying their new life in San Antonio, Tex., and would love to hear from fellow classmates. Frieze started his endocrinology and metabolism training with the US Air Force at Wilford Hall Medical Center, and Kunovich-Frieze is working as an internist in the Women's Health Clinic at the same facility.

Aron Goldberg, 96M, of Charleston, S.C., received the 1999 Hawley H. Seiler Resident Award from the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association for his paper, "The Endothelin Receptor Pathway in Human LV Myocytes and Relation to Contractility." Goldberg is a resident at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Allison L. Haughton-Green, 96M, successfully completed her residency in pediatrics at the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and Women in Orlando, Fla., and has joined Clermont-Ocoee Pediatrics, PA.

Fred Kennard Hood, 92C, 96M, completed his residency in family practice at Emory in June 1999 and began working with Eagle's Landing Family Practice in Henry County.

Brent Moody, 96M, and daughter Claire

Born: To Brent R. Moody, 96M, and his wife, Shelby, a daughter, Claire Elizabeth, on Sep. 29, 1999. Moody is a board-certified internist training in dermatology at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

Married: Colin D. Shafer, 90Ox, 92C, 96M, and Heather C. Oswald, of Latham, N.Y., on Oct. 2, 1999. Shafer completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, and in July he began a fellowship in cardiology at the New England Medical Center at Tufts University in Boston.

Born: To Davina Hayes Dansby, 97M, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and her husband Al, their second child, Omarr Dawoud, on April 8, 2000. He weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces.

Shamiram Ruth Feinglass, 93MPH, 97M, completed her residency at the Oregon Health Sciences University and began a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Fellowship this July in Seattle.

Born: To E. Louis Peak, 97M, and his wife, Rebecca Rogan, 91C, a son, Alexander Rogan, on June 5, 1999.

Born: To George Dobo, 94C, 98M, and his wife, Michelle Moye, 93C, a daughter, Ellen Katherine, on April 8, 1999. The couple resides in Charleston, S.C., where Dobo is a resident in dermatology at the Medical University of South Carolina and where Moye practices dentistry.

Married: DeAnne Harris, 98M, and Gregory Holland Collier, on June 5, 1999, in Palm Beach, Fla. Harris now lives in New York with her husband and is a dermatology resident at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Married: Saria Hashmi, 94C, 98M, and Mahboob Alikhan, of Sewall's Point, Fla., on Aug. 8, 1999. Hashmi is a second-year resident in internal medicine at Wake Forest University. Barry Michael Stowe, 98M, started his residency in anesthesiology at Massachusetts General Hospital this fall.

Jack K. Bennett

Residency Training and Fellowship Alumni

Born: To Keith B. Allen (surgery) and his wife, Alison M. Kelly, 90MN/MPH, their fourth and fifth children, Blair Alison, on Jan. 9, 1998, and Marielle Grace, on April 13, 1999.

James Maxwell Austin Jr., 61Ox, 63C (Gyn/Ob), of Birmingham, Ala., is serving as president of the National Alumni Association, University of Alabama School of Medicine.

Bruce A. Baber (anesthesiology), retired, has returned from volunteer teaching in Tanzania. His trip overseas was arranged through the American Society of Anesthesiologists.

Jack K. Bennett (urology) is featured as a pioneer in urological surgery in The Best Medicine. The book presents personal histories of doctors and patients who have worked together to face health challenges with a loving and optimistic spirit. The aim is to enable readers to learn how to improve the patient-doctor relationship.

Louis Calderon (psychiatry), see entry under Amy Baxter, 95M.

Miguel A. Faria Jr. (neurosurgery), of Macon, Ga., is editor-in-chief of the Medical Sentinel, the journal of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. The journal is available online at The site also provides links to other articles by Faria.

Leonard J. Gardberg (internal medicine and cardiology) has joined the faculty of East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine as an assistant professor of internal medicine.

Barry Hyman (internal medicine) chaired and served as moderator for a symposium sponsored by Solvay Pharmaceuticals on "Vascular Compliance," held in San Antonio, Tex., on Oct. 7, 1999.

Robert J. Naples (oral and maxillofacial surgery) joined the Widner Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Practice in Austin, Tex.

Mark E. Silverman (cardiology) recently wrote, "I want to compliment the staff of Emory Medicine for their beautifully written and illustrated issue on "Unsung Heroes." I feel the article does justice to the important subject of volunteer service for Emory and will be most appreciated by the many members of the volunteer faculty. The color photos are particularly outstanding -- I have not seen any magazine, including the popular picture magazines, that has such appealing color and clarity to the photography."



School of Medicine Alumni

James A. Smith, 14M, of Homestead, Fla., in August 1982.

James O. Morgan, 16M, of Gadsden, Ala., in June 1976.

Boldridge E. Kneece, 17M, of Cameron, S.C., in February 1983.


Hal S. Raper, 32M

J. Dan Redwine, 31M, of Lexington, N.C., on Dec. 7, 1998.

Hampton E. Barker, 32M, of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 23, 1995.

Former director of internal medicine at the Georgia Warm Springs Foundation, Hal S. Raper, 32M, of Atlanta, died at the Lenbrook Square Nursing Facility on July 2, 1999, at age 91, of a heart attack.
    After completing his internship at Atlanta's Piedmont Hospital in 1933, Raper was commissioned as a first lieutenant in the US Army Medical Corps, where he worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps in Tennessee.
    In 1937, he accepted the staff position as director of internal medicine at Warm Springs. Known by patients and colleagues as "Dr. Pat," because of his birthday on St. Patrick's Day, he served Warm Springs tirelessly until retirement in 1973.
    Warm Springs was established in Pine Mountain, Ga., by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for treatment and rehabilitation of patients with polio. Through the work of Raper and his colleagues, including Jonas Salk, the developer of the polio vaccine, Warm Springs built an international reputation and fulfilled President Roosevelt's goal to help people with disabilities to achieve personal independence.
    Frank C. Ruzycki, executive director of the foundation, remembers Raper as "one of the most compassionate human beings I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. He epitomized the spirit and enthusiasm that President Roosevelt set forth at Warm Springs" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).

John Milton Stockman, 28C, 32M, of Knoxville, Tenn., on Aug. 7, 1999, at age 92.
    After completing his residency at Harper Hospital in Detroit, Stockman started his practice in Knoxville. His service to the community was only briefly interrupted by World War II, in which Stockman served as a colonel in the US Army. His duties included oversight of the prisoner-of-war military hospital in Tullahoma, Tenn.
    During Stockman's career as a surgeon, he was active at all Knoxville hospitals, but primarily at East Tennessee Baptist Hospital. He also taught surgical residents at the University of Tennessee Medical Center and Old Knoxville General Hospital. In addition, he co-founded the Piedmont Proctological Surgery Society.

A. Eugene Hauck, 35M, of Decatur, Ga., on Sep. 4, 1999, at age 91.
    Hauck was a surgeon in the Atlanta area as well as a clinical assistant professor at Emory. Patients and colleagues alike can attest to his surgical talents and diagnostic skills. At first meeting, interns and young nurses were terrified, but they soon learned that his stoic demeanor belied a gentle heart, a storehouse of knowledge, and abiding concern.
    A former football player at Georgia Tech, Hauck never got out of shape. To the end, he split firewood for fun, could shoot golf in the 70s when he was in his 80s, and would rather walk up three flights of stairs than take the elevator. Survivors include his wife, Chris Hauck, 38N, two sons, and two grandchildren.

James T. McGibony, 35M, retired major general in the US Army Medical Corps, of Jacksonville, Fla., on Sep. 29, 1999.

George Cooper III, 36M, of Charlottesville, Va., at age 91.
    As the first director of radiation therapy at UVA, Cooper introduced the specialties of radiation physics, nuclear medicine, and radiobiology at the University of Virginia Hospital.
    Cooper was a member of the Oak Ridge Committee, which developed the prototype for the commercial cobalt-60 radiation therapy unit. The second unit manufactured was installed at the University of Virginia in the 1950s, and this unit was the first in the Southeast. Radiation therapy was the preferred treatment for many cancers at the time, and Cooper solicited private donations to bring the cobalt unit to Virginia.
    In 1964, Cooper became chair of the University of Tennessee School of Medicine's Department of Radiology. Six years later, he semiretired, returning to the University of Virginia as a visiting professor in radiology. He retired fully in 1979.
    In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities, Cooper was the first president of the Hospice of the Piedmont and was former chair of the operating committee of the Martha Jefferson House and Infirmary, a retirement and nursing home in Charlottesville. A former president of the Virginia Division of the American Cancer Society, he was awarded its highest honor, the J. Shelton Horsley Memorial Award. In addition, Cooper was a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the group's first council chairman. He also headed its cancer commission.
    Survivors include his wife, Juliet, a son, and two daughters.

Edward A. Graber, 36M, of New York, on Dec. 7, 1999. Survivors include his wife, Sylvia.

Henry D. Holliman Jr., 34C, 37M, of Atlanta, on Jan. 1, 2000. After receiving his medical degree from Emory, Holliman completed his residency at Cincinnati General Hospital. He served in the US Army during World War II as a major in the Medical Corps at the 148th General Hospital in Saipan. On returning to Atlanta, Holliman practiced urology at St. Joseph's, Crawford Long, and Piedmont hospitals, retiring in 1987. During his career, Holliman was also an instructor at Emory School of Medicine and at the Southern College of Pharmacy. Survivors include his wife, Patricia Murphy Holliman; four children, including Emory alumna Brooke Holliman Aldridge, 70C; and a sister.

John B. Peschau Jr., 37M, of Atlanta, on Sep. 2, 1999, at age 89. After serving in the US Navy as a captain, Peschau was a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco and at San Jose State Hospital. Survivors include his sister, nephew, and niece.

Frederick B. Ragland, 34C, 37M, of Fayetteville, Ark., on July 21, 1997.

Richard W. Blumberg, 38M

Richard W. Blumberg, 38M, professor emeritus, Department of Pediatrics, at home on Jan. 26, 2000, after a lengthy illness.
    During his extraordinary career of service to Emory, Blumberg brought the Department of Pediatrics from a small group of volunteer faculty to more than 50 full-time pediatric subspecialists who provide services at three hospitals. He initiated the pediatrics residency program at Emory and recruited faculty who have since trained many of the finest pediatricians in the country. In addition, he helped recruit specific faculty in infectious diseases, oncology, and medical genetics who have established nationally recognized research programs in those areas.
    Blumberg's career started after a one-year internship at Grady Hospital. He then attended Vanderbilt University for three years, where he completed his residency in pediatrics. During World War II, he served as as a major with the Vanderbilt Unit, 300th General Hospital, for two years in North Africa and Italy.
    After his discharge in 1945, Blumberg was appointed director of the Outpatient Clinic at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, where he conducted virus research at the Children's Research Foundation. He returned to Atlanta in 1947 and became a volunteer assistant in pediatrics on the Emory staff.
    In 1948, Blumberg was promoted to part-time associate in pediatrics at Emory. When Mrs. Frances Winship Walters established a chair in pediatrics at Emory in 1954, he was named acting chair of the department. Blumberg was named associate professor in pediatrics in 1956 and was awarded full professorship in 1959, at which time he was made the first full-time chair of the department. That same year, Blumberg was named director of professional services for Egleston Children's Hospital, and he directed the medical school's Cystic Fibrosis Center at Grady.
    Blumberg retired in 1981 after serving the Department of Pediatrics for 33 years. He was made professor emeritus and was honored by the establishment of the Bartholomew-Blumberg Fellowship Endowment Fund in the School of Medicine. Upon retirement, Blumberg directed the Division of Physical Health in the DeKalb County Health Department for six years. In 1988, the Richard Winston Blumberg Professorship in Pediatrics was established in his honor. His book, A Department Comes of Age: The History of Pediatrics at Emory University 1854-1981, was published in 1993.
    Blumberg was the youngest of four brothers, all of whom graduated from Emory University and the School of Medicine.

Robert Hall Gillespie, 38M, retired obstetrician and gynecologist of Atlanta, on Aug. 31, 1999, at age 88.
    Gillespie practiced medicine at Piedmont Hospital for 35 years, where he delivered thousands of babies. Upon retirement, he worked as a medical consultant with the Social Security Disability Program for nine years.
    Among his many awards and distinctions, for his service in the US Medical Corps during World War II, Gillespie was awarded the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Medal with three bronze stars.
    Survivors include his wife, Charlotte; three children; and two grandchildren.

John Allen Jones Jr., 38M, of Montgomery, Ala., on Oct. 27, 1999.


James E. Allgood, 40M, of Minion, S.C., on Jan. 27, 1999, at the age of 83. Allgood represented the fourth generation of his family to receive a medical degree from Emory. In 1945, he began private practice in Inman, S.C., where he retired in 1992 after 52 years of active practice. Survivors include his wife, Sara, three daughters, one son, and five grandchildren.

Sam T. Gibson, 40M, of Bethesda, Md., on Sep. 20, 1999. Survivors include his brother, Count D. Gibson Jr., 44M.

Joseph L. Girardeau, 48M

Joseph L. Girardeau, 48M, retired obstetrician and gynecologist of Atlanta, of lung cancer, at age 74.
    At Emory, during his residency at Grady, he lived as an "extern" at the old Piedmont Hospital on Capital Avenue, along with classmates Armand Hendee, Buddy Harrison, and Bill Dean, all 48M, until marrying Jane Ward in 1948.
    Girardeau practiced at Piedmont Hospital for more than 40 years. A member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church for more than 50 years, he became known by parishioners as the "Parson of Piedmont" because he would always make time to visit those church members who were at the hospital.
    Girardeau was an original board member of the Atlanta Food Bank and the Atlanta Enterprise Center for the Homeless. A father of a developmentally handicapped child, Girardeau worked closely with organizations focused on training developmentally handicapped people to work. He also gave his time to the Northside YMCA and the Boy Scouts of America.
    Girardeau is survived by his wife, three sons, a brother, a sister, and three grandchildren.

J. Kenneth Harris, 44Ox, 46C, 48M, of Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 5, 1999, of lung cancer, at age 75.

Ira Barnett Harrison, 48M, of Tallahassee, Fla., on Nov. 9, 1999, of a stroke, at age 75. Harrison was a resident at Emory from 1948 to 1949. He went on to serve as the director of medical affairs at Tallahassee Hospital in Florida. In 1997, he was recognized with a humanitarian award from the Tallahassee medical community for his many years of service.

Joe E. Mitchell, 48M, of Bristol, Va., on Aug. 22, 1997. Mitchell, emeritus professor of pediatrics at Quillen College Medical School, East Tennessee State University, is survived by his wife, Marjorie, and four children.


Guy C. Davis, 51M, of Fayetteville, Ga., on April 23, 2000. A member of the American College of Surgeons and the Georgia Surgical Society, he practiced at Georgia Baptist and St. Joseph's hospitals until the opening of South Fulton Hospital. At South Fulton, he was among the first chiefs of staff and chief of surgery. For 34 years, he was plant physician at the Ford Motor Company in Hapeville, where he cared for employees and their families. During his time at Ford, he maintained a private surgical practice in Forest Park. Davis also served in the US Navy Medical Corps during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Hope, a son, and a daughter.

Jack W. Bishop, 52M, of Hammond, La., in his home, on Sep. 6, 1999. Bishop was a US Army World War II veteran, and his career was distinguished by both private practice and public service. Among his many honors and achievements, he retired as medical director of the Hammond Developmental Center and served as president of the Tangipahoa Medical Society. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Fay Bishop, and two children.

Robert Benson Trumbo, 47C, 52M, of Orlando, Fla., died at home on Feb. 5, 2000, of complications from diabetes, at age 78.
    A thoracic surgeon in Orlando for almost 30 years, Trumbo established a private practice with two other physicians in 1958. The three were among the first board-certified surgeons in the city.
    Trumbo went on to become chief of staff at the Orlando Regional Medical Center and president of the Orange County Medical Society in the late 1970s. Professional honors include serving as a delegate to the Florida Medical Association and as president of the Central Florida Heart Association. He was also a director of the Young Life Association and team doctor for Edgewater High School.
    After retirement in 1986, Trumbo served as medical director for the Florida Department of Corrections for three years and worked as a senior physician for the Osceola County Health Department until last summer.

John S. Jordan Jr., 49C, 54M, of Birmingham, Ala., on July 19, 1999.

Joseph A. Ross, 54M

Joseph A. Ross, 54M, of Albemarle, N.C., on Jan. 18, 2000.
    After completing his medical training at Emory and a residency in Greenville, S.C., Ross moved to Albemarle, where he practiced family medicine for the next 30 years. He served terms as president of the staff of Stanly Memorial Hospital and of the Stanly County Medical Society. He closed his private practice in 1987 and went on to serve as medical officer at the VA Hospital in Salisbury, N.C. Ross retired in 1993 following heart surgery.
    Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Betty, a son, and two daughters.

James R. Neill, 55M, of Thomasville, Ga., on July 21, 1999. Neill retired from private practice in 1989. Neill was also president of the Ventnor Foundation, which brings talented young European medical school graduates to the United States for internships and residencies. He is survived by his wife, Betty, and two children.

W. Glenn Petty, 55M, retired surgeon of Chattanooga, Tenn., on July 26, 1999. Survivors include his wife Jean, son Neil, and grandchild Donna, 79N.

Ernest Caldwell (Smitty) Smith Jr., 49C, 55M, of Englewood, Fla., on Sep. 1, 1999, at age 72. Smith, a US Navy veteran, started his medical practice in Englewood 42 years ago, after serving as the South Sarasota County medical examiner for a number of years. When Englewood Community Hospital opened in 1985, Smith was appointed chief of staff. Among his many honors and achievements, Smith was a past president and lifetime member of the Sarasota County Medical Society. Survivors include his wife, Joan, three daughters, two sons, 14 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.

Richard K. Cureton, 54C, 57M, of Chattanooga, Tenn., on Feb. 2, 2000.
    Retiring from medical practice in 1995, Cureton had a career marked by many accomplishments. He was a founding member of the radiology department at Hutcheson Medical Center in Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., where he also served as chief of staff. He was also active in the Georgia and Walker County medical associations.
    As an ordained Episcopal priest and physician, Cureton ministered to the spiritual needs of the community as well as the physical.
    He is survived by his wife Jeanette, a son, two daughters, his mother, a brother, and six grandchildren.

Garland P. Bennett Jr., 55C, 59M, of Decatur, Ga., on Dec. 30, 1999, after an extended illness. Bennett was a partner in Decatur Clinic for more than 30 years and was on the staff of DeKalb Medical Center and Decatur Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Linda; an uncle; three daughters; and a son.

James P. Bowman II, 55C, 59M, of West Palm Beach, Fla., on June 14, 1998.

Seab Edgar Abraham Reeves, 47C, 59M, of Savannah, Ga., on Jan. 15, 1997. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Elizabeth.


Virgil Wayne Lowe, 61M, retired pediatrician, of Madisonville, Ky., on Sep. 17, 1999, of heart complications. Lowe practiced at the Trover Clinic for 27 years until his retirement in January 1999. During his tenure, he served as both department head and chief of staff. He will be remembered not only for his activities at the clinic but also for his support of various civic organizations. He is survived by his wife, Lou, and three daughters.

John William Love, 64M, of Gaithersburg, Md., on Aug. 22, 1999. He is survived by his wife, Diane.

E. Lee Dupree Jr., 61C, 65M

Stanley C. Roskind, 60C, 64M, of New Orleans, on Nov. 3, 1999. Among other achievements, Roskind was the former medical director of the JoEllen Smith Psychiatric Hospital at the Westbank Center for Psychotherapy.

Benjamin Phillips Albright Jr., 62C, 65M, of Gaston, N.C., on July 25, 1999. Former chief of staff of Gaston Memorial Hospital, Albright also was involved with the American Heart Association at both state and local levels, serving as president of the Gaston County Heart Association. In addition, he was instrumental in the founding of the Gaston County Hospice. A gift in his memory was made to the School of Medicine by classmate David M. Smith, 65M. Survivors include his wife Suzanne and three children.

E. Lee Dupree Jr., 61C, 65M, of Jacksonville, Fla., on Feb. 8, 2000, at age 60.
    Following an internship at Emory University Hospital, Dupree began his surgical residency at the Mayo Clinic. Shortly thereafter, he was called for military duty and served two years as a lieutenant in the US Navy Medical Corps. At the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, Md., Dupree conducted research on tissue preservation and transplantation, making several notable contributions to the literature.
    Dupree went on to practice general surgery at St. Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville until he was diagnosed with Pick's disease in 1991. Survivors include his wife Mary and his mother.

Michael James Grode, 62C, 66M, of Mooresville, N.C., on Sep. 21, 1998. He is survived by his wife Sara and two children.

Ellison Capers Palmer Jr., 66M, of LaGrange, Ga., on Sep. 19, 1999, at age 61. Palmer retired in 1995 after 20 years as chief pathologist at West Georgia Medical Center. He was a US Navy veteran as well as president and CEO of West Georgia Pathologists, PC.


Mark Aldwin Yarbrough, 94M, of New York, on July 3, 1999. Yarbrough, a psychiatrist and native of Augusta, Ga., completed his residency and fellowship in psychiatry at Cornell Medical School, New York Hospital, in 1999. Survivors include his parents, two sisters, and his grandparents.

April Linette Leaman, 93Ox, 95C, 99M, of Cincinnati, on March 6, 2000.

Residency Training and Fellowship Alumni

Daniel Arensberg (cardiology), of Atlanta, died in his home on March 5, 2000, of cancer, at age 54. Arensberg was director of the coronary care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital and a member of the clinical faculty at Emory.
    "He was a superb teacher and a critical investigator," said Robert Schlant, cardiologist and Emory professor of medicine. "He was very critical of alleged benefits of new drugs and treatments and was aggressive about collecting evidence from clinical trials. He did a great service to many patients, and his students appreciated his objectivity and need for evidence before throwing out the old for the new" (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
    After graduating from medical school at the University of Pittsburgh, Arensberg was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War during his first year of residency. He opted to join the service as a public health physician and spent two years working at the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary. He went on to complete his residency at Emory and later joined the clinical faculty.
    "My husband loved being a doctor and really loved teaching," says his wife Sandra. "Whatever level of student he had, their Grady experience was very valuable to them. He just liked Grady and loved his patients."

James A. Knight (psychiatry), of New Orleans, on July 17, 1998.

Warren Spencer McClelland (internal medicine), of Marietta, Ga., on June 3, 1999. A cardiology specialist and Navy veteran, McClelland practiced at Crawford Long and Georgia Baptist hospitals for 40 years, until his retirement in 1993. He is survived by his wife Ve, three daughters, a son, and four grandchildren.

Alberto E. Rossi (anatomy), of East Point, Ga., on July 11, 1999. A 1954 graduate of medical school in Lima, Peru, Rossi had an Ob/Gyn practice at South Fulton Medical Center, where he practiced for more than 30 years. He is survived by his wife Jo Ann, a brother, three children, and four grandchildren.

Gerald L. Summer (cardiology), of Wetumpka, Ala., on Feb. 10, 2000, at age 63, after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Summer received his MD from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1962. After completing his Public Health Service and cardiology training at Emory, he practiced medicine for 22 years in West Palm Beach, Fla. In 1991, Summer left clinical medicine to become the first full-time medical director of the Alabama Physician Recovery Network in Montgomery. Survivors include his wife Andrea and three daughters.

Alan Stoudemire

Faculty and Staff

Richard W. Blumberg, professor emeritus, Department of Pediatrics. See entry under Richard W. Blumberg, 38M.

Alan "Zeke" Stoudemire, professor of psychiatry, on February 2, 2000, of melanoma, at age 49.
    Stoudemire was a Morehead Scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated cum laude in religion. He attended medical school at the same institution and completed his medical internship and residency in psychiatry at the University of Colorado. He went on to become a member of the department of psychiatry at Duke, until moving to Emory's School of Medicine in 1983.
    Stoudemire is best known professionally for developing the concept of combined medical-psychiatric treatment programs to care for patients with medical, neurological, and surgical disorders that are complicated by psychological and emotional factors. Stoudemire's specialty in medical psychiatry was greatly influenced by his own depression that followed the amputation of his leg because of cancer. His textbook, Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, published in 1993 and now in its third printing, is recognized internationally as the standard reference source in the field.
    His most recent work, A Place at the Table, is a memoir of his relationship with Boyce Blake, an African-American and Stoudemire's childhood friend from North Carolina at the time of desegregation in the South. Stoudemire credits his friendship with Blake, who died of Lou Gehrig's disease in 1997, with his triumph over depression in the early part of his career.
    Stoudemire also had recently completed a text examining the historical, psychological, and mythic aspects in the development of early Christianity in Jesus and Paul: From Jerusalem to Rome. He had also edited the 1911 edition of of a text of classic American literature, Chimes of Freedom: Foundation of the American Character. All three works will be published this year.
    Stoudemire authored more than 200 articles in the scientific literature exploring the relationship between medicine and psychiatry. He has been awarded two of the highest awards in American psychiatry, the Hackett Award from the Academy of Psychosomism Medicine and the Vestermark Award from the American Psychiatric Association.
    In 1998, the Alan Stoudemire Psychosocial Fund was established in his honor at the AFLAC Cancer Center as part of Children's Health Care of Atlanta, as was the Alan Stoudemire Library at Egleston.
    Survivors include his wife Sue and two children.

Heinz Stephen Weens

Heinz Stephen Weens (radiology), of Atlanta, on Sep. 10, 1999, at age 87. Charles Howard Candler Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Weens was known nationally and internationally in his field.
    Born in Berlin, he received his medical degree from the University of Bern in 1937 before immigrating to the United States in 1938. He completed his residency training in internal medicine at Piedmont Hospital and in radiology at Grady Memorial Hospital. He then went on to pursue postgraduate training under a fellowship in radiology at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston.
    He was the first chairman of the department of radiology at Emory and the first chief of radiology at Grady. He also was a director of the Oak Ridge Institute of Nuclear Studies in Oak Ridge, Tenn., where in 1945, he and his colleagues were the first to report the use of cardiac catheterization for diagnostic purposes.
    Survivors include his wife Suzanne, his daughter, sister, niece, and two nephews.


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