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Stanley O. Foster, MD, 82MPH, took his 30 years of experience toward fighting diseases in developing countries to a middle-school classroom in Gainesville, Ga., last spring. With a slide show and collection of African artifacts, he shared his work in helping eradicate smallpox and polio and slowing the spread of AIDS with the seventh-graders, who were studying Africa.
  G. David Williamson, 87PhD, director of the Division of Health Studies of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association in August.
  DONNA S. JONES, MD, 90MPH, an Emory adjunct faculty member and former faculty member at the RSPH, is a medical epidemiologist in the Division of International Health at CDC. Jones lived in Zimbabwe from 2001–2003, advising the University of Zimbabwe on an MPH program. Now at CDC, she continues to support the program from afar ––strengthening the epidemiology curriculum, creating a CD of an epi course for use by students in the field, and designing and supporting an HIV course. “I spend a good deal of time on the phone and the Internet with the Zimbabwean students, helping them turn their field projects into manuscripts,” Jones writes. “It has been my favorite job to date.” Jones is married to Michael St. Louis, and they live in Atlanta with their children.
  BORN TO: Jay Wolitz, 93MPH, and his wife, Lisa, a second child, Maggie Elizabeth, on June 24, 2004. Maggie’s brother, Jack, is two years older. The family lives in Wilmington, Del., where Wolitz is an administrator at Du Pont Hospital for Children.
  Elizabeth Clark Athanassiades, 94MPH, is involved in many civic activities in Atlanta. She is a volunteer at Paideia School and the Atlanta Track Club, a Sunday School teacher at Glenn United Methodist Church, and a former board member of the Direct Marketing Association.
  Stacey Mattison, 94MPH, was promoted to Deputy Branch Director of the Information Technology, Statistics, and Surveillance Branch of the Division of Reproductive Health at CDC. She previously worked in the Division of Adolescent and School Health.
Susan Czechowicz Ogan, 95MPH, and her husband, William, live on a farm in Ohio, Ill. They have three children, including twin sons, William Joseph and Peter Francis, born August 8, 2003. Daughter, Emilie Spring, turned 6 on Christmas 2004.
  Wanjira Mathaai, 96MPH, had reason to celebrate when her mother, Kenyan environmentalist Wangara Mathaai, received the Nobel Peace Prize for aiding the poor with a campaign to plant trees and slow deforestation. This marks the second child of a Nobel laureate among RSPH alumni: Thandi Tutu, 93MPH, is the daughter of Nobelist Bishop Desmond Tutu.
  BORN TO: Arian Boutwell Hadley, 97MPH, and her husband, Jay, their third child and son, Kellen Joseph, on August 3, 2004.
Thomas (Tom) Prol, JD, 97MPh, was one of four lawyers awarded the 2004 Young Lawyer of the Year award by the New Jersey State Bar Association (NJSBA). Prol earned his law degree at New York School of Law in 2001. The award recognizes unique community and public service contributions and outstanding professional achievement. Prol is a founding member of the NJSBA’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Committee, chartered in January 2004. He works for the US Environmental Protection Agency as an enforcement officer/attorney in New York City.
  Jennifer Peel, 03PhD, 98MPh, is an assistant professor in epidemiology at Colorado State University and lives in Fort Collins, Co. She continues to work with Emory as a consultant.
BORN TO: Melissa Berkowitz Kornfeld, 98MPH, and her husband, Steven, a daughter, Mikayla Devorah, on September 4, 2004. Currently, Kornfeld is a PhD student in epidemiology at the RSPH.
BORN TO: Hernando Perez, PhD, 98MPH, and his wife, Valerie, twin boys, Rafael and Teodor, on January 1, 2004. Perez completed his PhD in industrial hygiene at Purdue University in August 2004 and has accepted an assistant professor position at the Drexel University School of Public Health in Philadelphia.
BORN TO: Jodie L. Guest, 99Phd, 92MPH, and her husband, Tom, a daughter, Anna Louise, on February 24, 2004. Baby Annie has a big brother, Gavin, age four.
  Parag Sanghvi, MD, 99MPH, completed an internship in internal medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. He is starting a residency in radiation oncology at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland.
Beth A. Handler, 00MPH, is an analyst for the Public Health Preparedness Program for the State of Nevada’s health division. “My work in Nevada takes a comprehensive approach to public health emergencies,” she says. Those emergencies include biological, chemical, and radiological attacks, as well as mass casualty events, such as natural disasters, pandemic flu, and SARS. Handler previously worked for the Wyoming Department of Health on a bioterrorism preparedness project that involved community drills and syndromic disease surveillance. She now lives in Carson City, Nev.
  Barbara Keary, 00MPH, works for the US Department of State as a foreign service officer stationed in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  Leise Rose Knoepp, MD, 00MPH, finished her MD at Louisiana State University in Shreveport in May 2004. She began an obstetrics and gynecology residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in July and lives in Nashville, Tenn.
Glen Powell, MD, 00MPH, graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in May 2004. He has started a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Wake Forest University.
BORN TO: Erin Poe Ferranti, 01MPH, and her husband, Riccardo (Ricky), a son, Connor Giuseppe, on September 17, 2003. Ferranti is assistant chief nurse for the Georgia Department of Human Resources. The family lives in Duluth, Ga.
MARRIED: Marcy L. Goldstone, 02MPH, and Daniel W. Opstal, on March 8, 2003. She is a research project manager in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, where she instructs first-year students. Her husband, a 2001 Emory College grad, is an Air Force officer at Fort Gordon.
BORN TO: Brett Hicks, 02MPH, and his wife, Wendy, a daughter, Stephanie Marie, on October 9, 2003. The family lives in Twentynine Palms, Calif., where Hicks is a managed care officer at the Robert E. Bush Naval Hospital.
Thomas Mampilly, 02MPH, was lead coordinator for a recent US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) delegation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India to engage top leaders in endemic countries on the eradication of polio. The delegation included HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, CDC Director Julie Gerberding, and NIH Director Elias Zerhouni. Mampilly’s job typically has him in touch with US agencies and their counterparts abroad to coordinate a myriad of public health programs. His main areas of responsibility lie in South and Southeast Asia.
  Rebecca S. Mullin, 02MPH, is a senior analyst of environmental health policy at ASTHO—the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, in Washington, D.C.
  David Bray, 04MPH, received CDC/ATSDR’s 2004 agency-wide award for Information Services. He was also nominated for the 2004 Federal Employee of the Year for committed service. As technology and senior adviser to the director of Bioterrorism Preparedness and Response Program at CDC, he has coordinated a team of 20 technology professionals, providing the agency’s response to 9/11, anthrax, SARS, monkeypox, and other outbreaks.


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