November 2015 Class Notes

List of 5 items.

  • Dr. John Briley. Jr. '58

    This coming month John will have the first in his middle grade fiction/fantasy series with b/w illustrations published, and carried on Amazon.com with both hard copy and kindle editions. This first of the GREEN FLASH series is Dragon Central: Introducing Green Flash. See www.docbriley.com for description, synopsis and a view of the color jacket. Just in time for Christmas.
  • Jonathan Kaper ‘93

    After having attended MVCDS from preschool through high school. Jon has been named the Senior Vice President, Chief Medical Officer, and Patient Safety Officer at Beaumont Hospital - Trenton in Trenton, Michigan. In his new role, Jonathan will oversee overall hospital performance and develop the vision and strategic plan for clinical activities. His responsibilities will include delivery of care and service excellence for patients, physicians and staff; recruiting, and retaining a diverse clinical staff; promoting the growth of clinical programs, and overseeing continuing medical education opportunities.
     
    http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2015/10/24/news/doc562a36f7b88a9734319934.txt

    http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2015/10/24/news/doc562a36f7b88a9734319934.txt

    http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-executive-moves/beaumont-hospital-trenton-names-cmo-patient-safety-officer.html



  • Hyaat Chaudhary ‘99

    Hyaat started and sold his first Internet company as a senior in college and later went on to seven years of venture capital and private equity. He then founded his own eCommerce company in 2009 which he successfully sold in 2011 and was recruited to run a VC backed outdoor media company. Hyaat joined Carbon Media as CEO in late 2011 and has since tripled the company’s size. It is now the 12th largest digital media company in all of sports in North America, larger than the MLB, NHL, AOL Sports, MSN Sports, and Sports Illustrated (ComScore, 10/15). In the outdoor space Carbon Media is by far the largest player at 6 times the next largest competitor and larger than all major outdoor competitors combined.  Carbon Media Group reaches 35 million unique visitors a month and just launched a cutting-edge digital video platform called CarbonTV as well as having the second largest site in the outdoors, OutdoorHub.com. They are licensing the best outdoor content as well as producing their own shows, several of which have aired on national television.  Hyaat lives in Birmingham, MI with his wife Sheila, 4 year old twin daughters Alaina & Mia and 2 year old son Shaan. 
  • Dan Riley ‘03

    Dan was recently featured in a New York Times article about a new program at Berkeley National Lab called Cyclotron Road, an innovation pipeline for energy technologies. The program is supporting his efforts to develop clean alternative energy technologies and form start up companies. Dan was also featured in the White House BLOG on October 15, 2015, OSTP's Tom Kalil chats with the co-founders of Spark Thermionics, who are benefiting from actions made under the Administration's Clean Energy Investment Initiative.
     
    White House BLOG:
     
  • Rajiv McCoy ’06

    Rajiv McCoy ’06, at graduation (in his fancy 8-sided hat) with his fiancée, Shruti. They are getting married in January.
     
    Rajiv just finished his PhD at Stanford in June, and started a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle. He does statistical/computational research, studying the human genome. His graduate work focused on chromosome number abnormalities in human embryos and how they impact early development and fertility. In addition to the academic publications, he wrote a summary of that work for a general audience here: https://theconversation.com/chromosome-errors-cause-many-pregnancies-to-end-before-they-are-even-detected-39844.
     
    His current research focuses on human evolution and how ancient interbreeding between humans and our extinct evolutionary "cousins" (Neanderthals and Denisovans) influences modern human traits and contributes to disease risk. 

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