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Brighton Schools to Induct Berk into 2007 Alumni Hall of Fame

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Health Sciences and CEO of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Strong Health, will be inducted this week into the Brighton Schools Alumni Association Alumni Hall of Fame in recognition of his distinguished career and his service to the community.

Berk is a 1971 graduate of Brighton High School. He will be honored along with two other BHS alumni: 1957 graduate Arthur Lonne Lane, Ph.D., principal investigator for the In-Situ Deep Ice & Deep Ocean Organic Molecule Probe, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and 1960 graduate John Shoemaker, chairman of the board and director of Technology/Internet Software & Services at SonicWall Inc.

The Brighton Schools Alumni Association will recognize the inductees at a dinner at Oak Hill Country Club on Thursday night, and present them to the Brighton High School student body at an awards ceremony on Friday morning.

After graduating from Brighton High School in 1971, Berk completed undergraduate studies at Amherst College with degrees in Biology and History, and earned his M.D. and Ph.D. in 1981 from the University of Rochester. He held appointments at Harvard, Emory University and the University of Washington before again returning to the University of Rochester Medical Center in 1998 to serve as chief of Cardiology and director of the Center for Cardiovascular Research (now known as the Cardiovascular Research Institute). He was named chair of Medicine within a year and to his current leadership position in August 2006.

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