Newsmakers the Week of June 12, 2014


A local clinical psychologist pens his second novel, with a Jewish father and the son he betrays as the focus; a nursing professor at Rutgers U, earns the school's Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching; and Penn gets a new  dean for its Graduate School of Education.

Attorney Stewart M. Weintraub of the local Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry has been chosen to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Legal Intelligencer.

Dr. Bernard Brachya Cohen, a clinical psychologist, has penned his second novel, A Marginal Man, about a Jewish father and the son he betrays. Cohen’s first novel, A Warning, focused on a troubled psychiatrist.

Gregg Feistman, an associate professor of strategic communication in the School of Media and Communication of Temple University, has been named recipient of one of its 2013-14 Faculty Awards.

Justin Bernstein, philosophy teacher, has won a Penn Prize for Excellence in Teaching by Graduate Students, with the honor accorded at a special reception held at Penn last month. Also in Penn news: Pam Grossman, coming to Penn from academic leadership positions at Stanford University, has been chosen the new dean of the U of P’s Graduate School of Education. She officially starts her new job on Jan. 1.

Dr. Howard H. Weitz and Dr. Geno J. Merli, who make up “The Consult Guys,” an online medical program offered by Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, were featured guests recently on WHYY’s The Pulse. Also on The Pulse: Jefferson’s Dr. John Cohn, an allergist, discussing the use of honey as a possible treatment for allergies.

Larry Kramer has been named to the board of trustees of the  National Constitution Center. Kramer serves as head of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Zack Stalberg, longtime president and CEO of the Committee of Seventy, a government watchdog organization, has announced his retirement from the group, effective in July. Before joining the Committee of 70, he was editor of the Daily News.


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