ALUMNI MAKING NEWS
Lawrence S. Levinson '73 has been certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine; this is the highest level of practice recognition given to physicians in addiction medicine. He has served as principal investigator in more than 200 clinical trials and is medical director of The Tipton Medical and Diagnostic Center in Central Pennsylvania where he has practiced internal medicine for 30 years.
Deborah Herbach Liebman '77 received the New York State Bar Association's 2013 Award for Excellence in Public Service. She is deputy counsel for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance in Albany. Herbach Liebman and her husband, Bennett, live outside of Albany and have two daughters.
Helaine Lobman '80 accepted the 2013 Cherish the Children Award in Mercer County, N.J., on behalf of Bob's Blankie Brigade, which is devoted to providing love, comfort and new beginnings through handmade blankets and related items to people who are seriously ill or in need. At the close of 2012, Bob's Blankie Brigade had donated a total of 1,014 blankets and quilts to hospitals in Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania for pediatric oncology, and to indigent clinics and domestic violence shelters; and a total of 932 preemie and chemo caps for neonatal and infusion units. The brigade has volunteers in 15 states.
Mala Hoffman '82 (left) wrote the poetry chapbook, A Year of Wednesdays (Finishing Line Press, 2013), a poignant and stark reflection about loss.
Peter Ungar '85 was director and John Sorrentino '86 was co-director of a NESCent meeting exploring the implications of evolution on the development of human teeth and jaw structure. Ungar is the department chair and distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Sorrentino maintains a dental practice in Hopewell Junction, N.Y. The meeting took place at Duke University, and was covered in Science magazine.
Charles "Alex" Karasz '00 published the eBook version of Zen Dodgeball on Amazon. Improve your mind, body, soul (and have fun) through the sport of dodgeball. Karasz lives in Schenectady, N.Y., and occasionally plays with the Guinness Book of World Record holders for the world's longest dodgeball game. (In 2013, they played 43 hours straight). A portion of all proceeds from the sale of this e-book will go to the Wounded Warrior Project.