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Helena Clark | Dr. Stephen Prevoznik | Memorial Symposium: Dr. Potok

Helena Clark, Law School

Ms. Helena F. Clark, the former director of the Law School's placement service, died on November 11 at the age of 78. Ms. Clark earned B.A. degrees in psychology and sociology from the University of Delaware in 1948 and an M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1958.

She joined Penn in 1953 as the assistant to the Dean of Social Work. She joined the Law School Placement Services in 1957 and became director there in 1968, retiring in 1991. Ms. Clark served as president of the National Association for Law Placement in 1974 and was a founder of Four-in-One, a cooperative formed by the law schools of Penn, Rutgers, Temple and Villanova. She was the vice president of the Women's Faculty Club, 1971-72, and vice president of the Faculty Club, 1970-71.

Ms. Clark is survived by two brothers; Frank and Julian; and nine nieces and nephews.

Dr. Stephen Prevoznik, Anesthesia

Dr. Stephen J. Prevoznik, professor emeritus of anesthesia, died on November 12 of respiratory failure at his home in Havertown at the age of 73.

Dr. Prevoznik received a nursing degree from St. Joseph's Hospital in 1951 and a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1955. He received his medical degree from Penn in 1959. In 1960, Dr. Prevoznik joined HUP to teach and practice anesthesiology. He became an associate professor in 1971 and full professor in 1978. Dr. Prevoznik became emeritus in 1994. He was credited with helping to develop a pain management program that became a model for similar programs in the country.

During his career, Dr. Prevoznik belonged to a number of professional organizations, including the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the Association of University Anesthetics. In addition, he served as an examiner for the American Board of Anesthesiologists.

Dr. Prevoznik is survived by his wife, Rita; daughters Peggy Heins, Jean Davis and Rita Prevoznik; sons Stephen Jr., John, Michael and Tom; one sister; and 16 grandchildren.

Memorial donations can be made to the Stephen J. Prevoznik Anesthesia Resident Fund, Department of Anesthesia, Penn Medical Center, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

Memorial Symposium: Dr. Potok

On Sunday, December 8, the Jewish Studies Program, and the SAS Dean's Office, will hold a memorial symposium on Chaim Potok and Jewish-American Culture. The event will take place in the Hall of Flags, Houston Hall, at 3 p.m.

Dr. Chaim Potok, a rabbi, philosopher, and novelist who taught in Penn's General Honors Program, died July 23 at the age of 73 (Almanac September 3).


  Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 13, November 19, 2002