Alumni News

Recent Alumni News
Dr. Peter Hamm, ’72 
Peter Hamm, ’72 was recognized with the James Cardinal Hickey Lifetime Service Award by Cardinal Gregory and the John Carroll Society. Peter is a pulmonologist and a Critical Care Intensivist at Chevy Chase Pulmonary Associates and Sibley Memorial Hospital, including serving as chairman of the department of medicine for ten years.   
Dr. Joseph Mizgerd, ‘84
Dr. Joseph Mizgerd, '84, a BU Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine professor, and his colleague have received a 2023 Rajen Kilachand Fund for Integrated Life Sciences & Engineering award. This award provides three years of funding for their teams to help illuminate (literally!) the immune response in the lungs against infectious microbes. Dr. Mizgerd and his team will do so through a crystal rib cage that allows scientists to visualize in real time how the lung develops immunity against infection.
Joseph Cotruvo, Jr., '02
Joseph Cotruvo has been named recipient of the 2024 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry by the American Chemical Society’s Division of Biological Chemistry. This award was created in 1934 to recognize biological chemists, within 10 years of their last postdoctoral training, who have accomplished outstanding research in biological chemistry with excellence and independence in thought and originality. He will be presented with a bronze medal and honorarium at the American Chemical Society Fall 2024 national meeting in Denver, Colorado.
Sheran Perera, ’18
Sheran graduated from the Remote Pilot Training Program at Joint Base San Antonio (formerly known as Randolph Air Force Base). He will be stationed at Hurlburt Field, FL in the 65th Special Operations Squadron.