The Bulletin - Winter 2001


Theodore E. Woodward, '38

In 1948, Theodore E. Woodward, ’38, returned to his alma mater to establish one of the world’s first divisions of infectious diseases. His appointment was the beginning of a brilliant career at Maryland spanning more than four decades and influencing thousands of future physicians. Even after retirement as chairman of the department of medicine in 1981, Woodward continued seeing patients, serving as a ward attending, and teaching physical diagnosis to students. To most, he was the “compleat” physician. Woodward died in his sleep at home on July 11.

A Class Above:
Dr. Angela Brodie Wins the 2005 Kettering Prize
Years ago a cancer research journal rejected Dr. Angela Brodie’s paper reporting the success of aromatase inhibitors at reducing levels of estrogen. A few decades later, thanks to Brodie’s persistence, aromatase inhibitors are a first-line therapy for estrogen-sensitive breast cancers. Her work was recognized recently by the scientific community, as she received the Charles F. Kettering Prize. The award recognizes the most outstanding recent contribution to the diagnosis or treatment of cancer. And Brodie is now an editor for Cancer Research, that publication which politely told her “thanks but no thanks.”

The Medical Alumni Association Honor Roll
Each year in the fall issue of the Bulletin, we recognize the thousands of alumni, faculty, and friends who supported the medical school with gifts to the MAA annual fund. In this issue, we pay tribute to those whose gifts were received between July 1, 2004 and June 30, 2005. The listing also includes members of the John Beale Davidge Alliance, the school’s recognition society for major donors.

Bulletin Recollections
The editorial board is proud to present Volume 90, Number 2 of the Bulletin magazine, the oldest medical alumni association publication in the United States. In addition to serving as the medical school’s primary communications link with alumni since 1916, it serves as a bridge connecting us to our past. This section of the magazine features snippets of past issues, offering a look at our medical school 25, 50 & 75 years ago.

Jonathan with dog Marty
Dr. Angela Brodie is the first
woman to receive the
Kettering Prize.






             Larry Pitrof
Medical Editor:
             Morton M. Krieger, '52
Art Director:
             Nancy Johnston