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JEMAIL: Kuhn, Rob (MC1973) found a featuring of Jones, Lou [MC1954 RIP]


Hi John …

Please see the attached photo – which I’ve had for a few weeks.

It is part of an exhibit at the New Rochelle Library. The entire exhibit is a set of photographs in the lobby, and I am not certain how long it will be there. If anyone is interested, they could just call the library.

The photo features Lou Jones and cites him as a gold medalist athlete, educator and county official. He would have attended Manhattan in the early 1950s. Later he worked there (until 1974) as dean of student personnel – which would cross my time there, though I don’t recall Mr. Jones personally – unfortunately.

Hope you’re well.Thanks,
Rob Kuhn ’73

2018 02Feb 12 Lou Jones

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Kuhn, Rob (MC1973)

Jones, Lou [MC???? RIP]

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Dear John,

I believe that Lou is a member of the Class of 1954,


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Jones, Lou [MC1954 RIP]

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JNEWS: Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973] BoD Cirius Therapeutics



Cirius Therapeutics Expands Board of Directors with Appointment of Dennis M. Fenton
NEWS PROVIDED BY Cirius Therapeutics 08:00 ET

KALAMAZOO, Mich. and SAN DIEGO, Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Cirius Therapeutics, a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies to treat liver disease, announced today that Dennis Fenton, Ph.D., has been appointed to the company’s board of directors as an independent member.

“Having an industry veteran of Dennis’ caliber join our board adds considerable depth and breadth to our company’s stellar leadership team,” said Bob Baltera, chief executive officer of Cirius. “We expect Dennis’ wealth of industry expertise will be invaluable as we continue to advance our lead product candidate through a Phase 2b trial in NASH and plan for the next phase of growth.”

Dr. Fenton brings more than forty years of experience in biopharmaceutical drug development and commercialization to this position. During a 25-year tenure at Amgen, he served as executive vice president of operations and held numerous additional executive leadership roles in operations, process development, sales, marketing, research, engineering and manufacturing.

Since retiring from Amgen in 2008, Dr. Fenton has served as an independent biotechnology consultant and serves on several public and private company boards including Portola Pharmaceuticals, Pfenex, Sienna Biopharmaceuticals, Omniox, and Modern Meadow. Dr. Fenton previously served on the boards of directors of Kythera, Amira, Hospira, Dendreon Corp., Xenoport and Genzyme Corporation. He is also a member of the board of trustees of the Keck Graduate Institute. Dr. Fenton received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Manhattan College and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from Rutgers University.

“I look forward to working with the board and management team at Cirius,” said Dr. Fenton. “NASH is a critical disease affecting millions of people and I welcome the opportunity to help make a difference for these individuals.”

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Fenton, Dennis M. [MC1973] 

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JFOUND: Brunelli, Peter [MC1973] Founder Universal Medical Sys



Brunelli, Peter [MC????] 
Founder and President, Universal Medical Systems, Inc.

Peter Brunelli, Founded Universal Medical Systems, Inc., in 1981 and serves as President. Mr. Brunelli holds BS degree in Marketing & Finance from Manhattan College and an MBA from Iona College. He has over 30 years experience in ultrasound sales and service, and incorporated Universal Medical Systems in 1981. 

BS Manhattan College
MBA Iona College

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Dear John,

                      I believe that Peter is member of the class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Brunelli, Peter [MC1973]

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JFOUND: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) on colonoscopies



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How do you cope with the terrifying prospect of a long tube being rammed up your butt by a doctor to look for problematic colon polyps or outright cancerous tumors? Is ad hoc aromatherapy or a smartphone movie useful for reducing anxiety?
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Michael J. McFadden, Have studied, analyzed, & written about hundreds of smoking-related medical studies. Answered Mon
You’ll be fast asleep. The last thing you’ll remember is lying on the table, and you’ll blink your eyes and find yourself sitting/reclining in the “recovery” area where a nice nurse will offer you some water and maybe a tasty cracker or two.
MJM, had three of ’em so far! (Colonoscopies, not nice nurses. Had four of them I think…)
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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)
[JR: I feel strongly about this topic. My maternal Grandmother died and my Mom had a near miss with colon cancer. More qualified folks than I cited it’s the #2 cancer killer. And it’s completely curable when caught early. Parenthetically, I have read that it maybe completely avoidable by a plant based diet.  Because of the family history, I have been “religious” about getting my colonoscopies. My doc called me a “polyp farm” because of the numerous and fast growth of them that I am “blessed” with. Last time, I had to have one surgically removed — I believe that one was the type that was a killer. So, I urge all to not shirk this “easy” form of “preventative maintenance”. Because of family experience with anesthesia, I don’t take sedation. And, quite frankly, it’s more uncomfortable than painful. YMMV but get it done. I don’t like seeing obits.]  
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COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) “tubes everywhichwaybutup”


John, your closure this week was well-stated: “Death is a natural process. And, ‘we’ have made it an expensive and terrible process. So sad.”

It is increasingly common for people to fill out “Living Wills” that specify what measures hospitals should take to prolong their lives.  These directives focus mainly on intensive revival and sustaining of life at points where one would otherwise die very quickly.  But perhaps more thought should be given to advance planning for when one is simply gravely ill and all medical indications are that, no matter what measures are taken as you are in intensive care with tubes everywhichwaybutup you are still about 99% certain not to see another year as you lie there or perhaps even another month or week.  While it should certainly be an option to change one’s mind at such points, if one has previously thought about and discussed the option with family it’s possible that a good many people would say, “Just send me home, back to my own bedroom, with my loved ones near me in the place I’ve lived.”

It should certainly be a choice, and it’s an important enough choice that people should be encouraged to put some thought into it ahead of time.

McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

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COMMENT: McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973) comment on a Quad story


Hi John!  Happy “Winter’s ‘Roun’ Th’ Corner!”

Ahh wellll…  I had a comment on one of the stories in the Quadrangle, but evidently the comment period had closed in the five hours since the previous comment had been published and emailed.  ::sigh::  Ever since Trump got elected my timing’s been off (Heh, my nieces are blaming everything from the national debt to the milk going bad in the fridge on Trump so I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon.  LOL!)

In any event, I figured I’d at least share it here, re the story at: https://mcquad.org/2017/09/07/mischief-marks-return-to-mc/ about the police having been called to deal with the crowd of students hanging around outside MC’s bars…


Strange.  There was never a problem with students hanging around outside the local bars when I was a student at Manhattan in the 1970s although they were usually packed to the walls inside (The Pinewood and Greenleaf at that point in history.)  

I wonder what on earth could have possibly changed?

Michael J. McFadden, Peace Studies, 1973

Meanwhile, as I look forward to winter, I’m trying to remember: Just HOW did we ever walk down the steps from Overlook to the Engineering Building the morning after a snowstorm?

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McFadden, Michael J. (MC1973)

[JR: As an injineer, I just never left the building. At least that is what I told everyone. Some would say I never left the bar to go INTO the building.]  

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JLINKEDIN: Landy, Craig A. [MC1973] Partner Peckar & Abramson



Craig A. Landy
Partner New York
Peckar & Abramson
41 Madison Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10010

2017 08Aug 20 craig landy 2

Craig Landy is a partner with extensive experience in contract risk assessment and risk management for major construction projects, including preparing, reviewing and negotiating contracts and proposing creative solutions to limit exposure to potential risks. Mr. Landy also works closely with contractors and other construction industry members to provide counsel regarding successful resolution or avoidance of potential disputes in ongoing construction projects.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Landy was a partner at Landy & Seymour in New York City, where he was involved in a full range of contract counseling activities, including the drafting of agreements, providing advice and counseling to business professionals, negotiation of contracts and the formation and operation of partnerships and the supervision of major impact litigation, especially in the healthcare field.

Mr. Landy’s public service includes law secretary to New York State Supreme Court Justice Harold Baer, Jr. and deputy chief of the Commercial Litigation Division of the New York City Corporation Counsel’s Office. In addition, for 21 years, he was an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School. Mr. Landy is also a past president of the New York County Lawyers’ Association (2000 — 2002). He served that Association in a number of capacities, including Vice President and Chair of the Executive Committee. He is currently a member of NYCLA’s Board of Directors, Past Presidents Committee and Task Force on Meeting the Challenge of New York’s new pro bono rules.

Mr. Landy served for many years in the House of Delegates of the New York State Bar Association and as a member of that Association’s Nominating Committee. He has also served as a Delegate to the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association and he is a Fellow of the New York Bar Foundation.

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Landy, Craig A. [MC????]


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Dear John,

                I believe that Craig is a member of the Class of 1973.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Landy, Craig A. [MC1973]

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