Category: 1980s

note includes graduate from the 1980s

Mark Boxer ’87 MBA

Mark Boxer ’87 MBA was awarded a Doctorate in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Boxer’s dissertation was titled “Improving Underserved Population Health: Attitudes on Medicaid Financial Incentives for Medication Adherence in Asthmatic Children.” This is Dr. Boxer’s second doctorate in a health related field. Dr. Boxer also holds a doctorate in global public health from Arizona’s School of Health Sciences. Mark Boxer is Executive Vice President and Global CIO at Cigna and serves on the UConn Board of Trustees.

Scott Baker ’87 MBA

Scott Baker ’87 MBA will be participating in a cross-country bicycle ride to raise money for The Fuller Center for Housing.

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS)

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS) was interviewed by BBC News on February 15, 2018 on the causes and consequences of the Douglas High School Shootings in Parkland, Fla, and by CNBC News on the mind set of the mass shooter in this and other such tragic national episodes.

Irwin Krieger ’84 MSW

Irwin Krieger ’84 MSW has had 2 books published in the past year by Jessica Kingsley Press: Counseling Transgender and Non-Binary Youth: The Essential Guide (2017), and Helping Your Transgender Teen: A Guide for Parents, 2nd edition (2018). He was the 2017 recipient of the CT NASW’s Lifetime Achievement Award. Irwin has closed his private practice and continues to provide clinical supervision as well as training, for clinicians and educators, regarding services for transgender youth.

Thom Parrino ’83 (CLAS)

Thom Parrino ’83 (CLAS) has been recognized by Greenwich Magazine as one of 200 Outstanding Lawyers of Fairfield County. Parrino has been practicing family law for 30 years in a wide range of family law matters including divorce, alimony, client support, property division, child custody and relocation cases.

Leslie Imse ’89 MA

Leslie Imse ’89 MA was awarded the American Choral Director’s Association’s Choral Director of the Year, 2017-2018. Leslie is honored to selected by choral directors from across the state.

Thomas Parrino ’83 (CLAS)

Thomas Parrino ’83 (CLAS) announced the formation of a new law firm with partner Laura Shattuck. The Westport, Conn office focuses on sophisticated solutions to matrimonial conflicts.

Kelley (Leahy) Hill ’80 (CAHNR) ’94 MS

Kelley (Leahy) Hill ’80 (CAHNR) ’94 MS is the Head of Global Medical Writing at Alexion Pharmaceuticals, a biopharmaceutical company focused on serving patients with rare and ultra-rare disorders. Her early career included 17 years as the Manager of Biology Lab Services at UConn Storrs. After completion of an MS in Pharm/Tox, she shifted career focus to bench research and drug development project management in several biotech and pharma companies that has matured to her current role, leading clinical writing efforts to support drug development from first-in-human to life cycle management of marketed products. She is an active member of the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, and also supports the Open Door food bank that serves Cape Ann (Massachusetts) communities.

Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy ’86 (ENG), ’89 MS

Elizabeth J. Podlaha-Murphy ’86 (ENG), ’89 MS is proud to announce her recent appointment as Chair of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y.

Al Pirro ’87 MD

Al Pirro ’87 MD, C.P.E. has earned the designation of Certified Physician Executive from the American Association of Physician Leadership. He is currently the TeamHealth Facility Medical Director at Rutherford Regional Medical Center in Rutherfordton, N.C. His specialties include, Hospital Medicine, Intensivist Medicine, and Anesthesia.