RICHARD ABLIN, Ph.D., DSc. (Hon), presented a presidential lecture on his studies of prostate cancer at the 13th National Conference on Medical Oncology, held Oct. 9-12 in Poiana Brasov, Romania, and was the guest of honor and keynote lecturer at the Conference on Innovations in the Management of Prostate Disease in Bucharest on Oct. 14.
RONALD S. WEINSTEIN, M.D., founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona, was honored at the 11th Annual Connected Health Symposium, hosted by the Center for Connected Health, Partners Health Care, in Boston on Oct. 23. Weinstein is often referred to as the “father of telepathology” for inventing, patenting and commercializing robotic telepathology, which is now used on five continents.
BETH BRAUN is one of nine finalists for the “Teacher of the Year” award, part of the 20th annual Outstanding High School Faculty awards cosponsored by the University of Arizona Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Circle K Corporation. Braun, dance director at University High School for the past 10 years, was chosen by her colleagues as the UHS nominee. Each finalist is recognized at a UA men’s basketball game; Braun will be honored at the Jan. 17 game against Utah. The teacher of the year will be announced at an awards banquet in March.
BARRY S. HIRSCH has published his seventh novel, “No Room for Error,” a courtroom drama that deals with multiracial and multiethnic issues. Hirsch began his writing career compiling the “Teenbeat” column for the Arizona Post in the late 1950s and early ’60s. He also wrote for the Eastern Arizona Courier and the Arizona Wildcat. Hirsch, the retired chairman of a local high school English department, is currently a member of the Weintraub Israel Center’s Shirat Ha Shirim choir, Congregation Anshei Israel choir and CAI seniors group.