University of Pittsburgh
October 19, 2004

University of Pittsburgh Names 11 New Legacy Laureates

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PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh has named 11 new Legacy Laureates, Pitt alumni recognized for their outstanding personal and professional achievements. The Laureates will be honored on Oct. 21, Legacy Laureate Day at Pitt, with a by-invitation-only dinner, and they will participate that evening in "Pathway to Professions," a career networking event for Pitt alumni.

Pitt's Legacy Laureate program was launched in 2000. Following are biographies of this year's Legacy Laureates.

Doreen Boyce has been president of the Buhl Foundation since 1982 and is a noted regional philanthropic leader. She earned the Ph.D. in Administration and International Education degree at the University of Pittsburgh's School of Education in 1983 and Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees, both with honors, at Oxford University. Boyce began her career in higher education as a lecturer and tutor in economics at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and subsequently became professor of economics and chair of the Department of Economics and Management at Hood College. Boyce also served as provost and dean of the faculty at Chatham College. The Buhl Foundation established a chair in Boyce's name at Pitt's School of Information Sciences to honor her long and distinguished career in higher education and her dedication to the ideal of improving the quality of life for countless citizens of our region and beyond.

Mounzer R. Fatfat has been the U.S. senior consultant to U.S. Ambassador John Negroponte and for the Ministry of Youth and Sports in Iraq since April 2004. In 2003-04, he served as senior advisor to former U.S. Ambassador Paul Bremer and to the Iraqi Ministry of Youth and Sports, and, from 1999 to 2003, he was United Nations Minister of Youth for Kosovo. At the University of Pittsburgh he earned the Bachelor of Science degree in computer science in 1982 in the College of Arts and Sciences and two graduate degrees from the School of Education—the Master of Education and Ph.D. degrees in administration and policy studies in 1996 and 1998, respectively. Fatfat also served as liaison between Ambassador Paul Bremer and the Iraqi Minister of Youth and Sports in 2003-04, when he supervised some 3,000 employees in the Ministry of Youth and Sports and oversaw the attempted refurbishment of 167 youth centers and 450 sports clubs, all of which had suffered disastrously in the aftermath of the fall of Saddam Hussein. He has arranged to have 550 Iraqis trained to run the youth centers. Fatfat also helped to get Iraq readmitted to competition in the Olympic Games; as part of that successful effort, he conducted the first democratic elections in Iraq in 35 years, for the purpose of electing the Iraq Olympic Committee and its president. Fatfat continues his mission to bring students from war-affected areas of the world to study in the United States as a consultant for LaRoche College, where he established a program for 80 students from Kosovo to receive four-year scholarships to that institution.

Hilda Pang Fu has amassed a distinguished public service record as founder, leader and supporting player in regional development, violence prevention, nonprofit media, and education. Fu's successes in the community contain lessons for all students committed to serving the public good. In addition, she is a remarkably effective and dedicated civic volunteer for many organizations and academic institutions in Western Pennsylvania and, in 1999, was recognized by Pittsburgh Magazine as one of the "100 Pittsburghers of the Century." Currently, she serves as Director of Summer Programs for Point Park University and is on the advisory boards of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence and the Sara Fine Institute for Interpersonal Behavior and Technology in the School of Information Sciences. Fu, who earned the Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and history at the University of Hong Kong and the Master of Public Management degree at Carnegie Mellon University, received the Master of Library Science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976.

Donald W. Grimm received the Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy degree and the Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1963 and 1970, respectively. His remarkable career spans the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. Grimm has held a number of management positions with Eli Lilly and Company, including vice president, Medical Devices and Diagnostics Division, and chair, president, and CEO of Hybritech, Inc., a subsidiary of Eli Lilly. He also served as president and CEO of Telios Pharmaceuticals and is the founder, chair, and president of Strategic Design. During Grimm's tenure with Hybritech, he orchestrated the development of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA), the most significant new cancer diagnostic test developed for men. Grimm has devoted much of his time to such San Diego-area organizations as the San Diego Children's Museum, the San Diego County Economic Advisory Board, and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. His generosity has supported the establishment of the Elmer H. Grimm Sr. Pharmacy Museum in Pitt's School of Pharmacy in honor of his grandfather, a 1919 School of Pharmacy alumnus.

Since 1999, John B. Hibbs has served as Distinguished Professor and Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah. Under his guidance, the division provides consultation and care for the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases. Hibbs' primary research interests are biochemistry and immunology. In 1987, he was the head of the team of researchers who found that immune cells known as macrophages release nitrous oxide as a toxic defense against tumor cells. He has devoted his career to investigating macrophage chemistry; this has led to the expanded understanding of its role in controlling inflammation and immune responses. Hibbs has been honored with the Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Utah's Internal Medicine House Staff in 1994, 1996, 1997, and 2002. In 1993, he received the William S. Middleton Award for Outstanding Achievement in Medical Research from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Hibbs received the Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1962.

As chief technology officer of Network Solutions and Manager of the Internet's master root server during the late 1990s, David H. Holtzman not only oversaw the growth of the commercial Internet from 500,000 domain names to more than 20 million, he also led the way in imagining and inventing a world in which technology positively affects every facet of human life. Holtzman began his long and distinguished career in the field of technology with the United States Navy as a cryptographic analyst and submarine crew member and at the Defense Special Missile and Astronautics Center as an intelligence analyst. Holtzman's main area of interest today is understanding the nexus between technology and society. As editor of a monthly publication called GlobalPOV, he collaborates with business, technology, and political leaders from around the world to clarify the specific ways that technology is changing concepts like privacy, identity, and intellectual property. Holtzman earned the Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy degree from Pitt's College of General Studies in 1980 and received the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Maryland.

David P. Hunter received the Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1970. Since that time, he has devoted his highly successful career to the healthcare arena—specifically hospital administration. From 1978 to 1985, Hunter served as president, CEO, and executive vice president of affiliates of Burlington County Memorial Hospital/Nexus Healthcare Corporation, a New Jersey not-for-profit health system. He then served as head of another not-for-profit health system, Voluntary Hospitals of America. In 1987, Hunter cofounded The Hunter Group, a nationally recognized healthcare consulting and management company, and he served as the CEO of that company until it was sold to Navigant Consulting, Inc., in September 2002; he remained with Navigant until March 2004. In 2002, he was named to Modern Healthcare magazine's inaugural list of the 100 most powerful people in healthcare. Hunter has been an active and devoted alumnus of Pitt's Graduate School of Public Health (GSPH): He has spoken at GSPH's Health Policy Institute events and served as a member of the GSPH Health Policy and Management Department National Advisory Committee.

Harris N. Miller became the president of the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) in 1995. The ITAA is the largest and oldest information technology trade association, representing more than 500 leading software, services, Internet, telecommunications, electronic commerce, and systems integration companies. Miller is also president of the World Information Technology and Services Alliance, an "association of associations" representing 46 high technology trade groups around the world. Recently, he has been named to the Board of Directors of ITT Educational Services, Inc., and New2USA.com. In addition, Miller has served the federal government in a variety of capacities, including legislative director to former U.S. Senator John A. Durkin and deputy director of congressional relations for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management. He was also appointed to the Governor's Research and Technology Advisory Commission by Mark Warner, governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. Miller is a widely quoted authority in the field of information technology, and his insights and expertise have been sought by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The Economist, among other major U.S. publications. In 1972,

Miller was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in political science by Pitt's College of Arts and Sciences.

Pearl F. Moore received the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree in 1968 and a master's degree in medical surgical nursing in 1974, both from the University of Pittsburgh. Moore is the CEO of the Oncology Nursing Society, which she previously had served as executive director. The Oncology Nursing Society is a private health and allied services professional organization that supports oncology nursing research. In addition, Moore has served as an adjunct assistant professor in Pitt's School of Nursing since 1983. Her extraordinary nursing career, spanning the last 45 years, has had an immeasurable impact on the lives of countless patients. Moore was one of the first oncology clinical nurse specialists in the United States at Pittsburgh's Montefiore Hospital and the first coordinator of the Brain Tumor Study Group, part of a groundbreaking national consortium conducting clinical trials. She has been an integral part of such numerous professional nursing and medical associations as the American Academy of Nursing, the International Union Against Cancer, Friends of Cancer Research, and the Nursing Economics Foundation. In recognition of her leadership and community service, Moore was named one of Carlow College's Women of Spirit for 2004.

Helen Northen is an emeritus professor at the University of Southern California School of Social Work. Northen received the Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pittsburgh in 1944 and a doctorate in social work from Bryn Mawr College. In 1999, Northen was awarded the Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award from the University of Southern California and, in 1998, the Knee/Wittman Award for Outstanding Achievement from the National Society of Social Workers. She was also named a Distinguished Practitioner of Social Work by the National Academies of Practice, and, in both 1979 and 1982, received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Heart Association. Northen has built a lengthy and distinguished career as a social work educator, clinical practitioner, and author of numerous learned texts. She has devoted her talents to helping at-risk children, ethnic minorities, and patients with chronic or catastrophic illnesses. In addition, Northen has contributed to several journals in the fields of social work, public welfare, and sociology, and she is an editorial board member of several publications, including Small Group Behavior, Social Work with Groups, and Abstracts for Social Workers.

William B. Trice has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the field of dentistry, where his research interests include electrosurgery, management of oral tissue with electrical imaging, and experimentation with various types of liquid bandage materials. Trice received both his degrees from the University of Pittsburgh—the Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Arts and Sciences in 1951 and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1953. He has devoted both his time and talents to the Pitt School of Dental Medicine's Board of Visitors, Executive Board, and Alumni Association Board. He is also an ardent member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association, the Pitt

Club Leaders, and the Erie Pitt Alumni Club. His numerous Pitt awards include the Bicentennial Medallion, the 1988 Pitt Volunteer of the Year, and the 1991 Distinguished Alumni Award. As a community leader, Trice has been an active fundraiser for the American Heart Association and is past chair of the Pennsylvania Heart Association. He has been honored with the Thomas P. Hinman medallion and was the 1990 recipient of the Pennsylvania Dental Association annual award.