Class Correspondent

Anna Balas is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. Her son, Alex Waldron, is a budding theoretical mathematician and amateur pianist. She writes, “My most ambitious extracurricular activity was the Tour du Mont Blanc four years ago. A friend and I walked for 11 days through France, Switzerland and Italy. It was spectacular but not recommended for the faint of heart.” In May, documentary filmmaker Ken Browne screened “Why Doctors Write: Finding Humanity in Medicine,” his new film in progress, in the Tosteson Medical Education Center at Harvard Medical School. Physician-poet Rafael Campo, a Harvard Medical School professor and former Jacob Ziskind Poet-in-Residence at Brandeis, appears in the film, which chronicles the growing use of writing, the humanities and the arts as a resource for training medical students and supporting doctors in midcareer. Howard Fingert, MA’73, is an oncologist-hematologist in the Boston area. After 10 years of clinical and academic teaching at Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General and Dana-Farber, he joined Pfizer to help develop anticancer therapies. He’s now at Takeda Pharmaceuticals, where he works on public-private, research and venture-capital partnerships. He invites old friends to join him in scuba diving or swimming at Good Harbor Beach, in Gloucester. Sarada George, P’00, lost her husband of 40 years, Craig, in February. Though she is learning to continue without him, she reports, she couldn’t face going to Reunion this year. She writes, “Hoping to see Brandeis friends at the 50th.” Rabbi Jeffrey Summit will leave his role as executive director of Tufts University Hillel in June after nearly 40 years of service. He also serves as Tufts’ Jewish chaplain and is a research professor in the music department and Judaic studies program. He was the inaugural recipient of the Edgar M. Bronfman Award for Lifetime Accomplishment in Hillel Professional Leadership. Jordan Tannenbaum was appointed to the Fairfax County, Virginia, History Commission and the advisory board of the Army Historical Foundation, which is establishing the National Museum of the U.S. Army at Fort Belvoir. Darien Jay Zoppo reports he is now an “attorney-at-large” after 34 years at the Legal Aid Society in Westchester County, New York, where he served as felony defense senior trial counsel.

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