Bruce is featured in an interview with the Center on Compassion and Global Health. During his tenure at the World Bank Bruce played a key role in the global effort to eradicate onchocerciasis (river blindness) in West Africa. Bruce is writing a book on that work. The director of the Center on Compassion and Global Health is David Aldiss, a friend of Alison Geist, who directs Kalamazoo College’s Center for Civic Engagement. Alison also teaches courses in K’s new concentration called “Community and Global Health.” David taught an epidemiology class on campus during a recent visit here as a visiting fellow of the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership. According to Alison, “We have a lot of alumni doing global health work as well as many students doing interesting Senior Individualized Projects and internships in the field of public health.”
Clint has been appointed to the board of directors of the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery (AiRS) Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing women access to options and funding for breast reconstruction surgery after mastectomies due to breast cancer. Clint is the managing partner of the Dallas, Texas, office of the law firm Fox Rothschild LLP. At K Clint majored in political science and studied abroad in Aix-en-Provence, France. He earned his law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law. He is deeply involved with the Dallas-area community. He is a member of the CEO President’s Club, has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Greenhill School for 15 years and is a past member of the Board of Directors for the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance.
John died on June 23, 2017. He matriculated to K from New York City and stayed for three years before leaving in 1943 to join the Army. He worked in field hospitals in Europe for the remainder of World War II. John received his medical degree from Columbia University in 1950 and spent nearly a decade in family practice in Fishkill, N.Y., where he founded the Mid-Hudson Medical Group. He returned to New York in 1960 for a residency in pediatric medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center and then another residency at the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at New York University (N.Y.U.). He joined N.Y.U.’s Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine in 1965 and practiced there until his retirement in 2012. John specialized in rehabilitative medicine and wrote many books on the psychological origins of chronic pain. His most widely known title was the best-selling Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection. His other books included The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain; The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders; and Mind Over Back Pain. John returned to K’s campus in 2000 to deliver the commencement address, “Stronger Than We Think.” During that visit he said: “In addition to academic studies, which were top flight [in my time] as they are now, Kalamazoo College was music, art, theatre, the social graces, and gentleness. It was a great introduction to the adult world I was about to enter.”
James accepted a position as a psychologist at Columbia University (New York City). His clinical competencies include individual psychotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders, identity issues, LGBTQ mental health, and behavioral health issues. He has extensive experience in addictions treatment, and he works with clients to develop individualized substance use treatment plans. At K he majored in psychology and studied abroad in Bonn, Germany. He earned his Ph.D. at New York University.
Richard died on February 8, 2016. He matriculated to K from Grand Rapids (Mich.). He earned his degree in biology and played for the Hornet football team. He earned his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). He later worked as an assistant professor of anatomy at the University of Colorado Medical School. He loved the state’s natural beauty and often returned to visit. In the late 1960s he served as associate dean of medicine at the University of Louisville and at UTMB. He also traveled the country on behalf of the National Institutes of Health, evaluating federal funding for medical schools. In the late 1970s he left administration to practice family medicine in Fredericksburg, Texas. He continued private practice in Houston and San Antonio until the early 1990s, when he retired and returned to his beloved mountain home in Colorado.
Matthew received the H. Fleming Fuller Award for exemplary commitment to patient care, teaching, and community service. Matthew is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and a distinguished professor and chair of the University of North Carolina’s department of neurosurgery. He’s been with the university’s hospital system for 17 years. The award is given annually by the University of North Carolina Health Care board of directors. Matthew earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and studied abroad in Muenster, Germany. He earned his medical degree at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Stephen has been elected to the board of directors of Luminex Corporation, a global biotechnology company headquartered in Austin, Texas. Since 2011, Stephen has served as vice president, oncology medical sciences, Astellas Pharma Global Development, a global pharmaceutical company with U.S headquarters in Northbrook, Ill. Prior to joining Astellas, he was vice president, translation medicine & pharmacogenomics at Eli Lilly pharmaceutical company. In addition to his B.S. degree in chemistry from Kalamazoo College, Stephen holds a Ph.D. degree in chemistry from Harvard University and an M.D. degree from the University of Mississippi.
Michael retired after 37 years as a family practice specialist in Reedsburg, Wisconsin. At K he majored in biology and studied abroad in Hannover, Germany. He completed medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. After a three-year residency at the E.W. Sparrow Family Practice Program in Lansing he opened his practice in Reedsburg.
Matt is the chief health officer at the National Council of YMCAs, which received in 2012 a federal grant of $12 million to test the value of a diabetes prevention program in eight states. In March of this year Matt was a member of a group that traveled to Washington D.C. to share an evaluation of the program. The results were excellent, showing both cost reduction and diabetes prevention. Based on those results the Obama administration is expected to expand Medicare to cover diabetes prevention programs among people at high risk of developing the disease, an expansion made possible by the Affordable Care Act.
Amy is division chief of pediatric rehabilitation medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, and she was recently appointed to the Institute of Medicine’s Standing Committee of Medical Experts to Assist Social Security on Disability Issues. She earned her B.A. at K in health sciences and her master’s degree in public health from the University of Michigan. She earned her medical degree from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. from the University of California at San Francisco. Amy came to Pittsburgh in 2012 from UCSF Children’s Hospital in San Francisco, where she was medical director of pediatric rehabilitation. She also completed a combined residency in pediatrics and physical medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in 2005.