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1970’s Graduates

Stuart Cohen, BA in Chemistry ’75
Stuart earned a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry in 1984 from George Washington University, but his dissertation research was done at the National Institutes of Health. He has been working as an environmental scientist for 32 yrs, including 11 yrs with the US EPA. His specialties are environmental fate, risk assessment, and risk management of pesticides, lead, arsenic, and fertilizers. He has been the head/owner of an environmental consulting firm since January, 1991.

James Damewood, BA in Chemistry ’78
James is associate director, Chemistry, Computational Chemistry & Informatics at AstraZeneca in Wilmington, DE.

Dave Merkler, BA in Biochemistry ’79
Dave went on to do a Ph.D. in Biochemistry at Penn State, a post-doc at Temple and Einstein College of Medicine with Vern Schramm. He’s now Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of South Florida.

Donald Milton, BA in Biochemistry ’76
After Donald’s BA, he attended medical school at Johns Hopkins, trained in Internal Medicine at Emory and BU, and Occupational & Environmental Medicine at Harvard. He received a DrPH in Environmental Health from Harvard in 1989, taught at Harvard School of Public Health from 1990 – 2004 and is now Professor in the new School of Health & Environment at University of Massachusetts Lowell. His research concerns the role of bioaerosol exposures in asthma & allergy, and the role aerosols in influenza transmission.