April was NATIONAL FAIR HOUSING MONTH, and toledo stories aired a special screening of TOLEDO STORIES: “FAIR HOUSING – A PLACE TO CALL HOME” followed by ZIP CODE MATTERS Sponsored by the Fair Housing Center, the film was written and directed by Sena Mourad Friedman and produced by Erickson Blakney ’83.
The film examines how an individual's zip code is more predictive of their health and life outcomes than their genetic code. Zip Code Matters features insight from the nation’s leading policymakers, nonprofit executives, public health officials and social scientists, researchers, authors, and civil rights and social justice activists. The documentary has screened internationally and won honors at film festivals including: Los Angeles Film Awards, Motion Pictures International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, Better Cities Film Festival, DocuWest Documentary Film Festival, Lonely Wolf International Film Festival, and A Show For A Change Film Festival.
Eric Levin ’93 & Ilana Hyman Levin ’93
Their family just returned from a trip to England and France. Ilana and Eric made a point of returning to Mont Saint-Michel, in Normandy, where they first visited during an MV Winterim! They were part of Ms. Bucilli and Ms. Blackburn’s course to study Gothic Architecture in France. Ilana and Eric started dating shortly after that trip, and the rest is history since 1993. They visited The Abby again with their 2 sons in tow, it was really amazing.
Jason Gilmore ’98
Jason and other MV LA-based alumni got together for dinner in West Hollywood recently and it was great to catch up and reminisce about their time at MV!
Emily Boehm ’05
Emily, Lloyd, and big sister June, 3 welcomed Forest Raymond Mason, on April 3, 2022, weighing 6 lbs 7 oz.
Bailey Bearss ’06
Craig Obrock purposed to Bailey on March 9 in Beaver Creek, CO, and she said yes!
Jangus Whitner '10
Receives Distinguished Young Pharmacist Award and UNDER 40 Recognition
COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Ohio Pharmacists Association (OPA) announced that Jangus Whitner, PharmD, MHA of Columbus, Ohio, is the 2022 recipient of the Distinguished Young Pharmacist, which recognizes a pharmacist who has graduated in the last 10 years and made significant contributions to the profession of pharmacy. The award is sponsored by Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Company.
In addition, Whitner was recognized with an UNDER 40 Recognition Award for leadership, excellence, and vision in the practice of pharmacy. These awards were presented at the OPA 144th Annual Conference held April 1-3.
Whitner earned a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The University of Toledo College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Franklin University. He serves as the Director of Pharmacy Services and a Board-Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist at PrimaryOne Health, as well as an Apexus Certified 340B Expert. He is viewed as one of the foremost 340B experts in the country, speaking on the topic at both state and federal meetings. He fights for his patients and has a passion for the underserved patient populations in Ohio.
“While many young pharmacists have made significant contributions to their communities and to public health as a whole, Jangus Whitner’s commitment to the profession goes well beyond his work responsibilities. He is innovative, knowledgeable, dedicated, passionate and a caring health professional for his patients,” said Ernest Boyd, OPA Executive Director.
OPA, established in 1879, represents more than 4,000 pharmacists, pharmacy educators, and pharmacy students throughout the state. It is OPA’s mission to unite the profession of pharmacy and encourage interprofessional relations while promoting public health through education, discussion, and legislation.
Moiz Hasan ’11
Moiz married Sabeen Sidiki on May 30, 2021. Photo: Shafae Hasan '02 standing behind Moiz and to his left is Rafae Hasan '01.
Eric Esten ’12
Eric was named Mote Technologies, Inc.'s Head of Operations. Mote is an EdTech startup that was named a Chrome Web Store Favorite and Amplitude Next Hottest Product in 2021. Eric has been with Mote since February 2021, when he joined to work alongside his Harvard Graduate School of Education friend and former co-founder.
Peter Funk ’13
Peter and Amanda Sosa welcomed David Jennings Funk, on April 23, weighing 7lbs. 11oz. And 20” long.
Natalie Sullivan Baker ’18
Natalie was awarded the David B. Lipsky Award for Conflict Resolution, Impact, and Excellence this year at Cornell University ILR School.
THE DAVID B. LIPSKY AWARD -FOR- CONFLICT RESOLUTION IMPACT AND EXCELLENCE
The David B. Lipsky Award for Conflict Resolution Impact and Excellence was established in 2019 honoring Professor Lipsky's many contributions to conflict resolution research, teaching, and outreach over the course of his fifty-year career at the I LR school. The award, funded by the Scheinman Institute on conflict resolution, seeks to recognize selected I LR school students who have made exceptional contributions to the study and/or practice of conflict resolution. Contributions can include research papers, honors theses, master's theses, and dissertations focusing on important questions related to the resolution of conflict. They can also include involvement in Cornell campus activities that promote and advance the diffusion of conflict resolution practices, principles, and skills. Finally, students can also be recognized for demonstrated conflict resolution excellence during off-campus activities such as credit internships and exchange programs.