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A LAB ACCIDENT LEADS TO BIOACTIVE ‘TISSUE PAPER‘ SMITHSONIAN Adam Jakus, then a postdoctoral fellow in the lab of Ramille Shah, PhD, assistant professor of Surgery and Materials Science, was working with the biological “ink” the lab uses to 3-D print ovaries. Standing beneath the lab’s fume hood, Jakus knocked over the container, spilling it onto the lab bench. By the time he went to clean it up, it had formed a solid sheet. “It felt great,” Jakus said. “If you make a new biomaterial and you can’t pick it up or it falls apart when you pick it up, it’s...

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Progress Notes

1940s Albert J. Miller, ’46 MD, writes, “I was the class representative, but there are very few of us left now that my classmate, R. Drew Miller, ’46 MD (no relation), has died. Drew and I sat next to each other for most of our medical classes. He was a fine student, a committed physician and a gentleman; he was a credit to Northwestern and the Mayo Clinic, where he spent most of his career. He personified the concept of a caring physician and should be an idol for those who are coming along.” Benjamin Kenagy, ’55 MD, writes, “This summer I celebrated my 90th birthday. At the prodding of my wife and two daughters, I published my life story: “BEN KENAGY: Through 90 Years 1950s Simon Myint, ’53 MD, shared that he volunteers as a surgeon in remote northwestern Nepal, at his own expense. He has also worked with LIGA International (the Flying Doctors of Mercy) in Mexico. In October 2016, he played in the World Medical Tennis Society meeting in Lima, Peru. No one was in his 85-90 age group, so he played in the 76-80 age group instead and won a bronze medal. Nicholas Demos, ’54 MS, ’55 MD, ’58 GME, writes, “I finished surgery with Dr. Loyal Davis in 1963. Then I got my boards in surgery in 1964, thoracic in 1965 and peripheral vascular in...

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In Memoriam

Northwestern Medicine expresses its condolences to the families and friends of the following alumni (listed in order of their graduation year) and faculty who have recently passed away. ALUMNI John H. Sterne, ’43 MD, of Evansville, Ind., died April 13. Arthur F. Reimann, ’44 MS, ’45 MD, of Elmhurst, Ill., died March 23. Drew Miller, ’46 MD, of Rochester, Minn., died April 15. Jack Stuart “Stu” Pritchard, ’46 MD, of Philipsburg, Mont., died Feb 23.  William B. Fischer, ’47 MD, ’52 GME, of Fontana, Wis., died Feb. 28. Andreas Dahl, ’48 DDS, of Onalaska, Wis., died Jan. 3. Rolf...

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