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2000 Press Releases 


September - December, 2000

May - August, 2000

January - April, 2000


Acushnet Resident Rachel Robillard Wins Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's Annual Holiday Art Contest

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BOSTON (December 28, 2000) -- Rachel Robillard, 10, a resident of Acushnet, Mass., was the winner of Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's annual Holiday Art Contest. The contest was open to children 10 years old and younger in the Infirmary's Child Life Program. The program is designed to ease the emotional impact of illness and hospitalization on children and their families.
Rachel's drawing, featured on the cover of the Infirmary's holiday card, showed Santa on his sleigh flying over a large house. A decorated tree stood next to the home and two squirrels could be seen playing in the yard.
Rachel is the daughter of Laurie and Rene Robillard. She has a younger brother, Ryan.


Newton Residents Sol and Georgette Boucai Elected Trustees of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (December 14, 2000) -- Sol and Georgette Boucai, owners of Confetti Candies, Inc., have been elected to five-year terms as trustees of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. and Mrs. Boucai are West Newton residents who are deeply committed to helping the Infirmary. The Boucais are especially interested in hearing research and seek to continue the Infirmary's mission of research and treatment by giving their time and serving as trustees.

Reebok CEO and Newton Resident Paul Fireman Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (December 14, 2000) -- Paul Fireman, CEO of Reebok International Ltd., has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. Fireman, a resident of Newton, is the founder, chairman and CEO of Reebok. His contributions to the Infirmary have included a grant for the Retina Research Institute for Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.


Worcester Resident, Richard Freedman, Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (December 7, 2000) -- Richard I. Freedman, former president of Webster Spring Co., has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. Freedman, a resident of Worcester, has also served on the board of trustees for institutions such as Lesley College, the Jewish Federation Endowment Fund, Advocates for Excellence in Public Education, and Assumption Preparatory School.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Medical Illustrator's Work Featured in Medical Book

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BOSTON (November 2000) -- Robert Galla, a resident of the Fenway, is a medical illustrator at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and will be featured in an upcoming book.
Mr. Galla has been lending his artistic talents to the Boston hospital community for more than 20 years. He has worked with numerous doctors to illustrate difficult medical concepts and surgical procedures. Because of his extensive knowledge of anatomy and his experience within the medical field, Mr. Galla is able to work with physicians efficiently. Mr. Galla's work will be featured in the book "Surgical Anatomy of the Head and Neck." Currently, he is working with several doctors from the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on a revised edition of the book "Surgery of the Ear and Temporal Bone."
Mr. Galla graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a degree in commercial art. He earned his master's degree in medical illustration from the Medical College of Georgia.


Photo Opportunity Advisory

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BOSTON, MA (October 27, 2000)
Who Marla Runyan, the first legally blind athlete to make the U.S. Olympic team in any sport, will visit the pediatric patients of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on Friday, Oct. 27. Ms. Runyan is one of three individuals to be honored by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary with a Reynolds Achievement award. The awards presentation will be held on Oct. 27 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
Date Friday, October 27, 2000
Time 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Location Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
243 Charles Street
Boston, MA
For more information, contact Mary Leach, Director of Public Affairs 617 573-4170 or Michele Prendergast, Publics Affairs Associate, at 617 573-3341, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Established in 1986 to honor friends of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Reynolds Society was named for Edward Reynolds, M.D., who co-founded the Infirmary with John Jeffries, M.D., in 1824.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Honors U.S. Olympic Runner Marla Runyan

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BOSTON (Oct. 23, 2000) -- Marla Runyan, the first legally blind athlete to make the U.S. Olympic team in any sport, is one of three individuals to be honored by the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary with a Reynolds Achievement award. The awards presentation will be held on Oct. 27 at the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel in Boston.
Reynolds Society Achievement Awards honor individuals challenged by loss of vision, hearing or speech who have achieved a noteworthy level of excellence in their fields, and individuals and institutions which have enabled others so challenged to lead active and independent lives.
The other award recipients are Paul C. Hammerschlag, M.D., otologist/neurotologist and hearing researcher, and Robert Mehrman, former broadcaster who now leads an effective anti-smoking campaign geared toward schoolchildren in the Commonwealth. Jack Williams, news anchor for WBZ-TV 4 in Boston, will serve as the evening's Master of Ceremonies.
Visually challenged due to Stargardt's disease, Runyan was the top American finisher in the 1,500 meter run in the 2000 U.S. Olympics. Prior to her Olympic experience, she has proven time and time again that she is one of the county's most versatile athletes. She finished 10th in the heptathalon at the 1996 Olympic trials, having set a U.S. record for the heptathlon 800-meter run. In 1999, she won a gold medal I the Pan Am Games in the 1,500, and she won this year's U.S. indoor championship at 3,000 meters.
Hammerschlag, diagnosed with a severe and profound hearing loss at age 4, practices medicine in New York City and holds a National Institutes of Health research grant to study inner ear disease.
Mehrman, a native of the Boston area, began his broadcasting career in 1951. For 38 years his voice could be heard on stations throughout the region. He lost that voice in 1990 when he developed cancer of the larynx after years of smoking. Today, using a speech prosthesis, Mehrman is an effective crusader against smoking, traveling throughout the Commonwealth to bring his anti-smoking message to children and adults alike through the Massachusetts Tobacco Control Program.
Established in 1986 to honor major philanthropists to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, the Reynolds Society was named for Edward Reynolds, M.D., who co-founded the Infirmary with John Jeffries, M.D., in 1824.

 

The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Recognized for Commitment to Employ Mature Workers

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BOSTON (October 4, 2000) -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) was formally recognized for its commitment to employ mature workers by Gov. A. Paul Cellucci on Tuesday, Sept. 19, in a celebration at the State House.
Gov. Cellucci honored MEEI and eight other area employers at the annual "Older Workers' Recognition Day" ceremony. Jeanne Benoit, Vice President of Human Resources, was presented with a signed certificate of recognition for emphasizing the employment of a segment of the population that is usually underrepresented in the working community.
"I am honored to accept this recognition on behalf of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. We strive to create a work environment in which everyone is valued," said Jeanne Benoit.

 

Sandra Lora Cremers Joins the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's Ophthalmology Staff

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BOSTON (October 4, 2000) -- Sandra Lora Cremers, M.D., a resident of Somerville, Mass., recently joined the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's (MEEI) ophthalmology staff. Dr. Cremers' responsibilities will include treating patients, performing surgery with residents, and teaching residents and medical school students.
Dr. Cremers graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor of arts degree in biology and psychology. Dr. Cremers attended the joint Brown-Dartmouth Medical School Program, graduating with honors in ophthalmology. Prior to joining MEEI, Dr. Cremers interned at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge, Mass., and completed her residency with the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary in New York, N.Y.

 

Knights Templar Eye Foundation Awards $30,000 Grant to Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (September 28, 2000) -- S.K. John C. Sutterley, a resident of Bridgewater, Mass., and S.K. Ronald E. Wolf, a resident of Cummington, Mass., both members of the Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., recently awarded a $30,000 grant to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) to help advance eye research.
The recipient of the grant was Zac Pujic, Ph.D., of Somerville, Mass., who is currently researching the relationship between genetics and the development of eye disease.
The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., was founded in 1956 to assist those needing surgical treatment but with nowhere to turn. The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc., raises money locally for eye research and is affiliated with the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America.
S.K. Sutterley is Right Eminent, Grand Commander of the Knights Templar of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, and S.K. Wolf is Eminent Grand Generalissimo of the Knights Templar of Massachusetts and Rhode Island.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Holds Informational Fair in Recognition of National Vision Rehabilitation Day: September 20

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BOSTON (September 13, 2000) -- Nearly 20 percent of Americans over the age of 65 are blind or only partially sighted. Too many live alone, unable to see well enough to safely prepare their meals or leave their homes. Yet, with professional training and therapy called vision rehabilitation, people who are visually impaired can live independent, productive and fulfilling lives.
In recognition of the Sixth Annual National Vision Rehabilitation Day, Wednesday, September 20, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary's Vision Rehabilitation Center will hold an Informational Fair in the main lobby, from 8 to 10 a.m. and noon to 1 p.m. Visit the various demonstrations and literature exhibits. Experience what it is like to have cataracts or suffer from glaucoma or age-related macular degeneration.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Announces Grand Opening of the Retina Research Institute for Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy

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BOSTON, MA (Sept. 5, 2000) -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) is pleased to announce that it is aggressively moving forward to find new ways of preventing and curing two of the leading causes of blindness with the formation of the Retina Research Institute for Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy.
The Retina Research Institute will focus its efforts on macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy by creating a long-term, comprehensive research program. The Institute hopes to accelerate the pace of discovery by recruiting additional retinal experts to work with the Infirmary's highly respected team of physician-investigators on pioneering research initiatives. Plans call for 8,000 square feet of new laboratory space, equipped with the latest technology.
The Institute will celebrate its first major accomplishment, the opening of a new angiogenesis laboratory, on Sept. 13.
"The Retina Research Institute for Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy will strengthen and expand the collaborations underway among Infirmary physicians and scientists in our quest to prevent and cure diseases of the retina," said Frederick A. Jakobiec, M.D., Chief of Ophthalmology at the MEEI and Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disorder that slowly robs people of their central vision. AMD currently affects 13 million people in the United States alone and is the leading cause of blindness in people over age 55. Diabetic retinopathy is a blinding eye disease that affects patients suffering from diabetes. Over 3 million people suffer from diabetic retinopathy. This disease is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans aged 25-55.
For more information or to support the Retina Research Institute, call 617 573-3342.


Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Ranked Third in Otolaryngology, Fourth in Ophthalmology, in U.S. News' "America's Best Hospitals"

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BOSTON (July 6, 2000) -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary ranked third in the nation for otolaryngology and fourth in the nation for ophthalmology, according to the U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Hospitals" survey.
"We are pleased to have earned this recognition," said F. Curtis Smith, president, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. "Our physicians, nurses and employees strive to provide the best possible health care to our patients, and we are extremely honored to have received this ranking."
The eleventh annual "America's Best Hospitals" rankings was conducted in conjunction with the National Opinion Research Center, a noted social-science research group at the University of Chicago. The survey assesses hospital care in 17 medical specialties.


Charlestown Resident Leila A. Mankarious, M.D., Receives The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Fellowship

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BOSTON (July 5, 2000) -- Charlestown resident, Leila A. Mankarious, M.D., instructor of Otology and Laryngology of Harvard Medical School, was awarded this year's Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Fellowship award. This award will help support Dr. Mankariou's career in the medical profession at MEEI as a junior faculty member.


Somerville Resident Susan Voss, M.D., Receives the Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship

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BOSTON (July 5, 2000) -- Somerville resident, Susan Voss, Ph.D, instructor of Otology and Laryngology at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, was awarded the Eleanor and Miles Shore Fellowship from Harvard Medical School. This award will help support Dr. Voss's career in the medical profession at the Infirmary as a junior faculty member.

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives $150,000 Grant from Lions Clubs for Eye Research

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BOSTON (June 1, 2000)--The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) was awarded a grant of $150,000 from the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc., and the Lions Clubs International Foundation. The grant from the Lions Clubs will be used to purchase equipment for research to prevent and treat diabetic retinopathy, a complication of diabetes that is a leading cause of blindness.
The Infirmary received a grant of $75,000 from the Massachusetts Lions Research Fund, Inc., which was matched with $75,000 from the Lions Clubs International Foundation. Members of the Massachusetts Lions Clubs who were responsible for championing the grant were Charles E. Kostro of Acton, Carl A. Munroe of Somerset, Nicholas Sabatello of Athol, and Jesse R. Dowd of North Grafton.
An awards ceremony was held recently at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary where the Lions Clubs presented the check to the Infirmary.
Founded in 1917, the Lions Clubs are active in 185 countries worldwide. The organization was established on the value of community service and the ideals that the members of the community know the best way to help those within the community. In 1925, at the urging of Helen Keller, the Lions adopted the fight against blindness as a primary focus of their efforts.

 

Otolaryngology Specialist Joins Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (May 19, 2000) &endash; Daniel G. Deschler, M.D., F.A.C.S., a resident of Lexington, Mass., recently joined the Otolaryngology staff of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Deschler's primary focus is on surgical treatment and reconstruction of head and neck malignancies, thyroid disorders and skull base malignancies.
Prior to joining the Infirmary, Dr. Deschler was an Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Director of the Center for Voice Disorders at Allegheny University of the Health Sciences. Dr. Deschler received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Creighton University, a medical degree, with honors, from Harvard Medical School, and completed his Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery residency at the University of California, San Francisco.
In addition to his many academic achievements, Dr. Deschler is the author of numerous publications and book chapters and remains active in the instruction of medical education.

 


Back Bay Resident Promoted to Senior Development Officer

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BOSTON (April 14, 2000) -- Melissa Paul was recently promoted to Senior Development Officer of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. In this role, Ms. Paul is responsible for the cultivation and solicitation of major gift prospects to support the Infirmary, oversight of special events, prospect research, and stewardship. The announcement was made by F. Curtis Smith, Infirmary President.
A resident of Back Bay, Ms. Paul began her career working as a Sales Executive at AT&T. She joined the Infirmary in April 1998 as a Development Officer. Ms. Paul received a Master of Arts in Corporate Communication from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, N.J., and a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College.

 

AMD Therapy Pioneered at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Receives FDA Approval

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BOSTON (April 13, 2000) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last night approved Visudyne therapy for the treatment of the wet form of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among people over the age of 50. It is estimated that approximately 500,000 new patients develop wet AMD every year around the world.
"This is a very exciting day for the more than 200,000 Americans each year who develop this condition and lose their vision from wet AMD," said Joan W. Miller, M.D., retinal specialist at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, and one of the lead investigators in the clinical trials leading to the approval of Visudyne therapy. "Until today, we have had no approved drug treatment for this devastating disease, which destroys the patients' central vision and leaves them unable to read, drive, or recognize faces."
Despite the high prevalence of AMD, a recent study showed that only 30 percent of American adults are familiar with the disease. "Lack of awareness of AMD is a serious concern," said Dr. Miller " Patients who are diagnosed early have the best chances for successful treatment. We encourage everyone over the age of 50 to follow the American Academy of Ophthalmology's recommendation and see their eye care professional once a year for a check up."
Wet AMD is characterized by the formation of abnormal blood vessels (choroidal neovascularization or CNV) that grow across the central part of the retina, called the macula. These vessels leak fluid and eventually cause scar tissue, which destroys central vision. Visudyne therapy is a two-step procedure that can be performed in a doctor's office. First, Visudyne is injected intravenously into the patient's arm. The drug is then activated by shining non-thermal laser light into the patient's eye.
Visudyne is being co-developed by CIBA Vision Corporation, the eye care unit of Novartis AG, and QLT PhotoTherapeutics Inc. Upon commercialization, CIBA Vision will market the product worldwide while QLT will be responsible for manufacturing Visudyne.

 

Pediatric Ophthalmologist Joins Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (April 4, 2000) -- Hamilton, MA., resident, Jean E. Ramsey, recently joined the Pediatric Ophthalmology staff of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Ramsey divides her time between the Infirmary and the Infirmary's satellite centers in Methuen and Stoneham.
Prior to joining the Infirmary, Dr. Ramsey was an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Ramsey received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Emmanuel College and graduated magna cum laude from Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a medical internship at Salem Hospital and a residency and chief residency at New England Medical Center Hospital.
Dr. Ramsey is leading the continuing efforts of the Preschool Vision Screening Coalition, a group working to make universal screening of preventable vision problems in children, a reality in Massachusetts. Dr. Ramsey also provides ophthalmic care to the inmates throughout the Massachusetts prison system.

 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Expands Vision Rehabilitation Services to Springfield, Mass.

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SPRINGFIELD (March 29, 2000) -- The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) and Vision Community Services, a division of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind (MAB), in a cooperative effort to better serve persons with vision impairments in the Springfield area, have opened a Vision Rehabilitation service. The new office is located at the Vision Community Services' Springfield location at 146 Chestnut Street. The new Infirmary office provides weekly outpatient vision rehabilitation services for persons unable to travel to the Infirmary's Boston location.
More than 15 million Americans aged 45 and older struggle with vision loss that leaves them unable to read, even with glasses. When medical science offers no cure, the MEEI Vision Rehabilitation Center provides hope by offering comprehensive rehabilitation services to teach people to use their remaining vision with the help of technical assistance from magnifiers, reading glasses, and telescopes so that they can function effectively in their daily lives. Critical support to patients and families can help them learn to deal with the concerns and emotions that arise when faced with vision loss.
The MEEI has provided low vision services for more 25 years, helping more than 6,000 new patients in the last decade alone. One of the first hospital-based programs with a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to vision rehabilitation, it is recognized around the world for its excellence in low vision services.
Kristin Tallman, O.D. Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary optometrist, will provide low vision examinations and training in the use of optical and non-optical devices in the Springfield office. A full line of optical and non-optical devices will be available.
The MEEI Vision Rehabilitation Center has offices located in Boston, Methuen, Newton, Stoneham, Brockton, and now Springfield. In addition to providing clinical services, the Center staff trains residents in ophthalmology, physical medicine and rehabilitation and occupational therapists in the specialty of vision rehabilitation.
Founded in 1903, MAB is the oldest agency of its kind in the country for people with vision loss. MAB is dedicated to eliminating barriers and creating opportunities for people with visual and other disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in their communities.



Boston Resident Joanne Dickinson Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (February 1, 2000) -- Joanne Dickinson, a lawyer and Vice President at the Lyric Opera, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mrs. Dickinson is a Boston resident and is dedicated to many organizations including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Conservatory and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

 

Charlestown Resident Gerard F. Doherty Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (February 1, 2000) -- Gerard F. Doherty, owner of the Law Offices of Gerard F. Doherty, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. Doherty, a resident of Charlestown, is a graduate of Harvard College, holds a Master's Degree in Health Administration from Wayne University, and is a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Law School. Mr. Doherty holds numerous board memberships and was elected Irish Man of the Year in 1998 by the JFK Library Foundation.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

 

Emerson College President, Jacqueline W. Liebergott Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (February 1, 2000) -- Jacqueline W. Liebergott, Ph.D., President of Emerson College, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Liebergott, a resident of Newton, received her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh and is the author of many publications focusing on cognitive and language development. Dr. Liebergott as been affiliated with Emerson College for more than three decades and has sustained her commitment to education.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

 

Boston Resident Joel P. Davis Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (January 26, 2000) -- Joel P. Davis, President of Joel Davis Associates, Inc., which offers advisory services in the areas of marketing, investments and mergers and acquisitions, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. Davis, a resident of Boston, received a Bachelor's Degree and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an MBA from New York University. Mr. Davis played an important role in the growth of The Gillette Company for more than 20 years.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

 

Belmont Resident Richard Kobus Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (January 26, 2000) -- Richard Kobus, founding partner of Tsoi/Kobus & Associates, an architecture, interior design and planning firm in Cambridge, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. Kobus, a resident of Belmont, holds a Bachelor of Architectural Studies from the University of Illinois and a Master's Degree in Architecture from Harvard University's Graduate School of Design. Mr. Kobus is a member of the American Institute of Architects and maintains many long-standing client relationships with area hospitals.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

 

 

Chestnut Hill Resident John Marenghi Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (January 26, 2000) -- John Marenghi, founder and CEO of Marenghi and Co. and Director on the Advisory Board of the Photonics Center, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. Marenghi, a resident of Chestnut Hill, received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Boston College and his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business. Mr. Marenghi continued his postgraduate programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

 

Wellesley Resident Thomas P. McDermott Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (January 26, 2000) -- Thomas P. McDermott, former managing partner at Ernst & Young, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. McDermott, a resident of Wellesley, holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Fordham University and is a Certified Public Accountant in Massachusetts and New York. Mr. McDermott is active on numerous community and board memberships.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

 

Chestnut Hill Resident J. Tuakli-Williams, M.D., MPH Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (January 26, 2000) -- J. Tuakli-Williams, M.D., MPH, a Maternal and Child Health and Behavioral Pediatrics Specialist, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Dr. Tuakli-Williams, a resident of Chestnut Hill, attended medical school at St. Mary's Hospital in London and the Lusaka University Teaching Hospital in Zambia. She holds a Master's Degree in Public Health from California University, Los Angeles. Dr. Tuakli-Williams has been on the faculty of the Harvard University and Boston University Medical schools since 1982.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.

Nantucket Resident Wat H. Tyler Elected Trustee of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

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BOSTON (January 26, 2000) -- Wat H. Tyler, owner and CEO of IPS Corporation, manufacturer of products for construction, industrial and irrigation markets, has been elected to a five-year term as a trustee of the Corporation of the Foundation of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.
Mr. Tyler, a resident of Nantucket, holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Harvard College and a Master's in Business Administration from Harvard Business School. Mr. Tyler was a Fulbright Scholar and is co-owner of Liberty Business Forms.
Founded in 1824, the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary is an international center for treatment and research, and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.