Category: 1980s

note includes graduate from the 1980s

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.

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD

Magdalena B. Reyna ’72 (CLAS), ’82 JD is honored to announce her induction into the Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame. The Immigrant Heritage Hall of Fame (IHHF) celebrates diverse ethnic heritage by honoring individuals and institutions, who exemplify the best of their immigrant heritage and have made outstanding contributions to the cultural, economic, and civic development of the state of Connecticut.

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS)

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS) was quoted in the October 9, 2017 New York Times story “Coming to Terms With Mass Murder” on the Las Vegas mass shootings. Dr. Alan J. Lipman was also interviewed by BBC News on October 3, 2017 on the causes and consequences of the Las Vegas mass shootings.

Pamela Sardo, Pharm.D ’81 (PHR)

Pam Sardo, Pharm.D ’81 (PHR) currently employed as Senior Health Outcomes Liaison with Avanir Pharmaceuticals, volunteered after hurricane Harvey as a dispensing pharmacist in the NRG Center in Houston where 3000 displaced Texans were living. The make-shift pharmacy was staffed 24 hours a day and was stocked with donated medications mostly supplied from independent pharmacies. Emergency triage setting with volunteer physicians, nurses and pharmacists were providing patient care to address many acute care needs. Extremely rewarding experience.

Michael Horyczun ’81 (CLAS)

Michael Horyczun ’81 (CLAS) has been named Director of Communications for New Canaan Public Schools in New Canaan, Conn. In this position, he is responsible for developing and implementing the communication plan for the Board of Education and administration in one of the nation’s leading K-12 public school districts.

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS)

Dr. Alan J. Lipman ’84 (CLAS) was featured in the Tom Hanks/CNN series “The Nineties”, in the episode “Terrorism Strikes Home.” Dr. Lipman discussed the causes and consequences of such violent and terrorist attacks as the World Trade Center bombing, the Columbine School Shootings, and the Oklahoma City bombing, and how such events could be prevented in the future.

Deborah Fuhr ’82 (BUS)

Deborah Fuhr ’82 (BUS), managing partner and co-founder at ETFGI LLP, an independent research and consultancy firm, will be presented with the 100 Women in Finance (100WF) 2017 European Industry Leadership Award at the organization’s annual London Gala on October 11, 2017.

Each year, 100WF identifies a woman whose professional talent, business ethics, and passion for investing help define and advance the industry’s standards of excellence.

Michael I. Flores ’89 (CLAS)

Attorney Michael I. Flores ’89 (CLAS), of Orleans, Mass., was elected President of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Massachusetts Chapter, for a two year term commencing in September, 2017. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers is a national organization consisting of approximately 1,200 of the most distinguished divorce and family law attorneys in the United States. Attorney Flores became a Fellow of the Academy in 2011.