Class of '92 Panelists

On May 18, Princeton’s Class of 1992 held an online panel discussion about the COVID-19 response with five class members who serve on the medical front lines.

Evan Garfein ’92, MD, Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York

Melinda Kantsiper ’92, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Associate Chief Medical Officer, Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital

Raphael Landovitz ’92, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles

Sarah Hougen Poggi ’92, MD, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist, Medical Director Brock Family Antenatal Testing Center, Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia

Kari Rosenkranz ’92, MD, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Surgery, Program Director for General Surgery, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Ninety classmates logged on to attend and hear the medical professionals’ unique perspectives. A second online discussion is tentatively scheduled for June.

Watch the discussion below.

#TellUsTigers Q&A: Tanesha Brown, nurse manager, University Health Services

#TellUsTigers Q&A: Tanesha Brown, nurse manager, University Health Services

Mar 20, 2020 Community , Health Care

Tanesha Brown, the nurse manager at University Health Services, is a critical member of the University’s coronavirus preparedness team, working with a broad range of departments and colleagues across campus. She reflects on addressing the fear of the unknown, how she practices self-care and the most important things she wants people to know during the coronavirus crisis. Read more …


University president uses medical degree to help inform university COVID-19 response

Mar 17, 2020 Education , Health Care , News

University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel ’79 ran an immunobiology lab for 20 years and is a board-certified internist. That background helped him see the potential scale of the pandemic, and to make decisions about students overseas and in-person instruction, sooner than he might have otherwise. He was also better equipped to communicate with experts through that process.

Read more about how he and other university presidents responded here.

Jordan Salama

When It’s Safer to Stay Apart

Mar 23, 2020 Community , Health Care

Jordan Salama ’19 shares the story of his family leaving New York City, while his father, an infectious disease physician in New York City, stays behind to do his job.

Salama recounts the moment when the family realized how deeply the virus could affect them, and highlights the importance of everyone doing their part to protect not only  themselves, but also the healthcare workers who risk everything to keep others safe.

Read the full story at Scientific American.