Sherry Lipsky, PA-C (Seattle Class 9), MPH, Ph.D., writes, “This year, I was honored by MEDEX Northwest with the Humanitarian Service Award for my work as a PA and a research professor, and for my international work — thank you, MEDEX! The most fun I’ve had since retirement (besides spending time with my grandchildren) has been volunteering internationally. I have been able to use my expertise in partner/domestic violence and public health/epidemiology to conduct workshops in El Salvador, Guatemala and the Dominican Republic, mainly with the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC). I’m very excited to take this work to Peru this fall again with FIMRC.”

Asqual Getaneh, MPH, M.D. ’96, has been hired as the medical director of International Community Health Services (ICHS) in the Seattle area.

Steven D. Helgerson, M.D. ’73, Res. ’74 (psychiatry), writes, “I retired from the position of Montana state medical officer in 2015. Looking ahead to the centennials of the Spanish influenza pandemic and the end of WWI, I co-authored “No More War, No More Plague, The Spanish Influenza Pandemic Toll on Montana” in Montana, The Magazine of Western History, summer 2018, and a novella, A Country Doctor and the Epidemics, 1917–1918.

Robert Loren Bridges, M.D. ’80, writes, “It is a pleasure to collaborate with Stephen Tower, M.D. ’83, in his study of cobalt toxicity related to mechanical and erosive loss of alloy in artificial joints. Recently this work was presented on Netflix in a documentary called The Bleeding Edge. Much needs investigation, but such studies show that there are pressing opportunities outside of major facilities to contribute to patient care not only on a local plane, but nationally and internationally.”

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