Anne Marie Biernacki, E90, was selected as one of ten “Women
to Watch 2005” by Mass High Tech. She is the founder
and CTO of Digiticians, a company based in Waltham, MA, that
produces software to help manage personal technology. She was
chosen for her long-standing commitment to technology innovation,
business leadership, and community involvement.
Sue Furlong, J82, was named one of 25 “Women of Influence” in
NJBiz, a New Jersey business magazine. Furlong is president
of DVC Worldwide, an international marketing and communications
company in Morristown, NJ, that is the state’s largest
advertising agency. Furlong was chosen for her key role in
the economic life of the state.
Samuel Kratchman, A85, D89, was featured on the cover of Main
Line Today, a lifestyle magazine for Philadelphia’s western
suburbs, for a story on the “Best Dentists” in
the area. Kratchman was noted in the field of endodontics.
He teaches at the University of Pennsylvania Dental School.
Mitchell Lunn, A04, is part
of a research team at Columbia University that has discovered
that indoprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug, may
increase the production of protein lacking in patients with
spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a fatal pediatric genetic disease.
The scientists hope that the discovery will lead to a treatment
for SMA, which is the leading genetic killer of children younger
than two in the U.S. Lunn, a senior research staff assistant,
was the lead researcher on the study.
Stephen MacDonald, A69, was named the 17th president of Lebanon
Valley College in Annville, PA. He has been the school’s
VP for academic affairs and dean of the faculty since 1998
and has served as acting president since May 2004. As dean,
he worked with the faculty and former president to help initiate
several new academic programs and to enhance the academic reputation
of the college.
Eva Shinagel, J85, was awarded
a Superior Honor Award by the U.S. Department of State for
her “outstanding achievement
in helping to bring about the enlargement of NATO by seven
new members, 2001–2004,” when she served as the
NATO Enlargement officer. She works with the Office of NATO
Policy in the State Department’s European Bureau, where
she focuses on NATO’s
relationships with countries in North Africa and the Middle
A slew of Tufts lawyers were recognized for their contributions
to the legal profession. Among those cited were Paul
A. Rowe, A58, and Jeffrey White,
A70, who were included in The Best
Lawyers in America 2005–2006. Rowe is managing partner
of the New Jersey law firm Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis
LLP, where he chairs the litigation department. White is a
partner with Portland, ME–based Pierce Atwood LLP, where
he practices primarily civil and business litigation. David
Gibbs, A74, David H. Lee, A69, and Shari
Gilbert Levitan, J79,
were named as “Massachusetts Super Lawyers” in
the November issue of Boston Magazine. Gibbs is a
partner at Bowditch & Dewey, where he practices business
litigation. Lee is a partner at Lee & Levine LLP, where
he specializes in family law. Levitan chairs the New England
Private Wealth Services practice for Holland & Knight LLP. Jonathan
L. Katz, A85, was included in the December 2004 issue
of Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Lawyers List.” Katz
is the criminal and constitutional defense law partner of Marks & Katz
LLC, in Silver Spring, MD.