CLASS NOTES – October 2013

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Susan Dalby – Class of 1986

I closed my solo pediatrics practice in 2008, after many rewarding years. Eskild and I live in Portal, AZ, in the winter and in Wells Gray Park, British Columbia for the rest of the year.  We do a lot of traveling, camping, kayaking, and playing with grandson Jasper. Classmates may remember our daughters Maya and Anya from Human Behavior & Development "interviews." Maya is now an assistant professor of biostatistics at Berkeley (HIV research) and Anya is a web designer at NREL in Denver. We're all very fortunate to have good health and wish you all the same.

Alumnus Les Zendle portraitLes Zendle – Class of 1977

At the end of 2010, I retired from Kaiser Permanente after 31 years of practicing internal medicine, during which I served for 11 years as southern California's associate medical director. My husband, Jerry Hanson, and I are living in Palm Springs. Shortly after retirement, I became the volunteer medical director for the Coachella Valley Volunteers in Medicine clinic located in Indio, CA. It's the only free clinic in the Coachella Valley, which extends from Palm Springs to the Salton Sea. Seeing patients there, who have no medical insurance or qualify for government coverage, has been a lot of fun and extremely rewarding. Jerry and I usually get back to Tucson to see friends once a year. Every time we visit, we're reminded how beautiful the desert around Tucson is – especially compared to the desert around Palm Springs.

Patty Johnston McNussen – Class of 1983

I’m still working full-time as a neuro-ophthalmologist with the Carle Physician Group in Urbana, IL. I was invited to speak at the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society Meeting in February 2013, lecturing on the treatment of chronic migraine and new guidelines on treatment of episodic migraine. I have taken up running and do 5K’s when I can fit them into my schedule.

Alumnus John Kennedy Tannous and familyJohn Kennedy Tannous – Class of 1993

Since 2001, my family and I have called Kunming, China home. I am the founder and director of the Kunming International Clinic, a multispecialty charity clinic in the provincial capital. Keeping up with my four children keeps me plenty busy. But I still have time to follow my beloved Arizona Wildcats!