Newsmakers the Week of Sept. 26


Dr. Howard A. Cohen, director of Interventional Cardiology and the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories at Temple University Hospital, will be part of the TUH medical team taking part in TandemHeart® to
Reduce Infarct Size, a national clinical trial dealing with the way acute heart attacks are treated.

Chuck Brodsky, called “baseball’s troubadour poet laureate,” has released The Baseball Ballads 2, including “Curse of the Billy Goat,” “Death Row All-Stars” and “Letter to Harry.” The Philly native has 18 of his tunes in the collection of the Sound Recording
Library of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

A psychiatry professor at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Henry R. Kranzler has been selected as head of the U of P Center for Studies of Addiction.

Professor Michael Livingston of the Rutgers University School of Law has authored The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini’s Race Laws, 1938–1943. Prior to joining the university in 1987, Livingston, who has also been a visiting professor at Tel Aviv University School of Law and Bar-Ilan University in Israel, among others, was a legislation attorney for the Joint Committee on Taxation of the U.S. Congress. Currently, he is in charge of Rutgers’ Internal Revenue Service’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program.

Sol Weiss, Villanova University Law School, class of 1972, was co-lead counsel in the landmark NFL Concussion Injury
Litigation, which brought a proposed $765 million settlement from the NFL for afflicted former league players.

Michael Rubin of Bryn Mawr has been named to the Forbes 400 (a/k/a richest people in the nation). Involved with the Sixers, in which he owns a minority interest, he owns Kynetic, which operates a series of businesses, such as Fanatics. Rubin’s estimated net worth: $2.3 billion.

Daniel J. Siegel and Molly Barker Gilligan have written Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Law: The Basics: A Primer for New Lawyers, General Practitioners & Others. Both are of the Law Offices of Daniel J. Siegel, LLC.

Author/former Fox 29 features broadcaster Gerald Kolpan recently was interviewed on-camera for a piece slated to be included in a 2014 PBS American Experience documentary about outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Kolpan’s 2009 premiere novel, Etta,
was a fictional take on the real-life Etta Place, who hung out with the two rebels and their Wild Bunch.

Area travel pioneer Hanley Rubinsohn will celebrate his 100th birthday on Oct. 19 at a shindig to be held at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley. Originally a practicing lawyer before he got into the travel business, Rubinsohn is a charter member of the Institute of Travel Consultants. He is also marking 59 years as a certified travel consultant this year. Two years ago, he retired from Rubinsohn Travel in Jenkintown, now owned and run by his son, Bill.


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