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Rochester Review
November–December 2010
Vol. 73, No. 2

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School of Medicine and Dentistry


Richard Ugoretz (Res) has written a book for clinicians, Talking to the Sick (Self-Published), a guide to communicating with patients and family caregivers.


Frederick Burton (PhD), a retired biophysicist and a lifelong Presbyterian who moved to Utah in 1989, has written a book about the history of the church in that state, Presbyterians in Zion: History of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Utah (Vantage Press).


Brian (MD) and Mignon (Mimi) Froom Benjamin (MD), both family physicians, have joined the SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium’s Ethel Lund Medical Center in Juneau. They moved to Alaska from Durham, N.C., where the two had been practicing medicine since completing their residencies at Duke University.


Joseph Sivak (Res), a psychiatrist in Duluth, Minn., has written a memoir, When Can I Go Home? (Niagara Press). The book tells Joseph’s story of becoming a primary caregiver, at age 17, to his mother, who was suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.


Kelli Harding (MD) writes: “My husband, Padraic Casey, and I welcomed our second son, Ryan Harding Hudson Casey, in September. Big brother Max, 2, is enjoying his new playmate. Professionally, I am working in medical education at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, where I am also working on a master’s degree in public health. In November, I complete my two-year appointment to the board of directors of the Association of American Medical Colleges.”


Jonah Marshall (MD), ’10 (Res) has joined the medical staff of the Berkshire Medical Center and the physician staff of Urology Services of the Berkshires. Jonah will help lead the center’s urologic robotic surgery program.


Josh (MD) and Tracy Cossin Diamond (PhD) (see ’00 undergraduate).


Jonah Marshall (Res) (see ’03).