July 26, 2013 |
Stephanie Yen-Mun Liem Azar was used to being told she was too young to do something. Too young at age 6 to learn to play a church organ. Too young at 16 to leave her family in Haverford and live on her own in Philadelphia while attending the Curtis Institute of Music. Too young at 20 for medical school. Her parents, Gie and Lisa Liem, discovered early on that they couldn't slow her down. She accomplished those goals, and much more, before she did something that was tragically premature.
July 25, 2013 |
Brian L. Strom is having trouble sleeping. Not just because the physician - currently executive vice dean for institutional affairs at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine - soon will give up teaching, his primary care practice, and the research that has brought him national recognition. No, Strom said, he is kept up nights with anticipation. In December, Strom will join Rutgers University as chancellor of its newly created Biomedical and Health Sciences umbrella organization, overseeing 14 schools and units, including pieces of the defunct University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
July 20, 2013
A senior administrator from the University of Pennsylvania's medical school will join Rutgers University to lead its newly organized medical organization, which oversees a collection of schools and units that include ones from the defunct University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Brian L. Strom, the executive vice dean for institutional affairs at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine and a professor at that school, will leave to take up the position Dec. 2 as inaugural chancellor of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
June 20, 2013 |
George M. Arnas, 81, a former obstetrician and gynecologist in Philadelphia and South Jersey, died of pancreatic cancer Friday, June 14, at Cadbury at Cherry Hill, a continuing care community. Born in Weirton, W. Va., Dr. Arnas worked during high school and college summers in a steel mill there, where his father, Manolis, an immigrant from Greece, was a foreman. Dr. Arnas graduated third in his class at Follansbee High School in 1949 and earned a premed bachelor's degree at West Virginia University, daughter Angelique Aeillo said.
May 24, 2013 |
LAST JUNE 1, there was a most unusual ceremony in an apartment in Gladwyne's Waverly Heights. There sat a distinguished looking 88-year-old gentleman dressed incongruously in cap and gown, and there stood Teresa Soufas, dean of Temple University's College of Liberal Arts, and vice dean Jayne Drake, both in full academic regalia. They were there to give Alfred Mayer Sellers a long-delayed bachelor's degree. What made the occasion even more incongruous was the fact that Alfred M. Sellers was Dr. Alfred Sellers, a prominent cardiologist, researcher and professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
April 27, 2013 |
In the 27 years that Stanley Austin has lived at the South Fifth Street rowhouse in Camden where his wife grew up, he's raised five children and started a DJ business. Austin's memory-full house will be torn down, along with another dozen properties, as Rowan University paves the way for Block 189 to be transformed into a parking garage with first-floor shops. The block is bounded by Fifth, Benson, Williams, and Washington Streets. Since June, Rowan has been in negotiations with the owners of 22 properties that make up the block behind the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
March 16, 2013 |
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania ranked third on U.S. News and World Report's latest list of the nation's best graduate business schools. It was the top showing for Penn among the numerous rankings of graduate schools made public Tuesday by U.S. News, which is now an online magazine but still prints its lists in special issues. Harvard and Stanford Universities tied for first place on the business-school list. Penn tied for seventh on the list for best law school with the University of Virginia.
February 19, 2013 |
Wesley Saintilnord dreamed of becoming a doctor but it wasn't until the 2010 earthquake ravaged his country that he could see a way to make it happen. Saintilnord grew up in rural Haiti, the son of a preacher raising three children and four orphaned family members. They relied on his mother, who sells clothes at a nearby market. His exemplary schoolwork earned him a monthlong program during the summer of 2009 that brought him to a family in South Jersey and gave him the opportunity to fine-tune his English.
February 7, 2013 |
Richard A. Weinberg, 80, of Upper Providence, a dermatologist who practiced in Delaware County for more than 40 years and had a passion for photography, died Sunday, Feb. 3, of cancer at his home. Dr. Weinberg, who opened a medical office on Sproul Road in Springfield in 1964, incorporated his love of photography in his practice. The walls of his waiting room were filled with his photographs. Specializing in nature photography, Dr. Weinberg enjoyed capturing the beauty of the outdoors and often spent hours taking photos at Tyler Arboretum in Media and Ridley Creek State Park in Upper Providence.
January 29, 2013 |
John J. Mikuta, 88, a longtime medical professor and clinician at the University of Pennsylvania and a pioneer in the diagnosis and treatment of gynecological cancers, died Friday, Jan. 25, at the Medford Leas retirement community. Dr. Mikuta grew up in Scranton and came to Penn to study medicine. Aside from a stint as a U.S. Army doctor between his internship and residency, he never really left. He earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Penn, did all his postgraduate training there, and went on to head Penn's Division of Gynecologic Oncology - a specialty he helped create.