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James Pollock ’04, Ph.D.

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 Timmer ’53

ichardTimmerRichard 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 Ewend ’86, M.D.

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 Eck ’75, M.D., Ph.D.

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 Schonfeld ’70, M.D.

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 Longjohn ’93, M.D.

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 Houtrow ’96, M.D.

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.

Nancy Rye ’87, M.D.

ancyReyeNancy has been appointed to an adjunct faculty position at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Nancy earned a master’s degree in public accounting and is a C.P.A. After working at Plante & Moran for three years she returned to Wayne State University School of Medicine and earned her medical degree. Nancy completed her residency in Family Medicine at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Mich. She has been in private practice in Traverse City (Mich.) for 15 years and will have medical students join her in her practice and experience small town medicine. At K Nancy majored in economics and business and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.

Patrick SAGE ’86

Patrick has joined the advisory committee of Jivana Biotechnology, Inc., a Chicago-based company that develops RNA interference treatments for a wide range of cancers. Patrick is a registered patent attorney since 1993 and founder of Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Hueschen & SAGE, PLLC, which specializes in advising innovator pharmaceutical, dermatological and fine chemical companies in portfolio development, prosecution, management, agency registration, enforcement and partnering. Patrick earned his J.D. at Loyola University (Chicago). At K he majored in biology and studied abroad in Muenster, Germany. He began his career as a biochemist with The Upjohn Company, conducting pharmacological research on potential treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.