Santilli (CAS’51) of Havertown, Pa., writes that he and three former medicinal chemist colleagues received the 2006 Thomas A. J., from the Research & Development Council of New Jersey, for inventing the antiosteoporosis drug bazedoxifene (BZA).The award, in the category of Emerging Therapies, recognizes inventors with patents containing significant scientific breakthroughs originating in New Jersey.
The paired drug is now prescribed for treating both osteoporosis and moderate to severe hot flashes in postmenopausal women with uteri.Arthur adds that a team of scientists at Duke University found that BZA, which is selectively and potently antiestrogenic in breast tissue, is not only able to stop the growth of estrogen-dependent (E-D) breast cancer cells in both cellular and animal models, but is also effective against cancer cells that are resistant to currently prescribed medications.Y., as well as at Newbury Fine Arts in Boston, Mass.; the Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport, Mass.; Harbor Square Gallery in Rockland, Maine; and Edgewater Gallery in Middlebury, Vt. Zevitas (CGS’56) of Beverly Hills, Fla., wrote Petee—The Islander (i Universe, 2011), a book based on his experiences as a teenager on Thompson Island in Boston Harbor. C., recently moved after living in Chicago, Ill., for nearly 30 years.He just celebrated his 20th year as an associate with Legal Shield. David Hershenson (GRS’60,’64) of Brookline, Mass., published Accessible Retirement: A Guide for Persons with Disabilities (Harvard Book Store Printed On Paige, 2016).“I was further honored by being named the first recipient of the award on March 12, 2016.” David Daniels (GRS’56) of Rochester Hills, Mich., an emeritus professor at Oakland University, received the first Lifetime Achievement Award from the College Orchestra Directors Association in January 2016.
Liz Gribin (CFA’56, PAL’56) of Needham, Mass., showed her paintings and prints at the Romany Kramoris Gallery in Sag Harbor, N.