Arthur Auerbach, Psychiatry
of the University of Pennsylvania’s department of psychiatry, died on February 13 after a brief illness. He was 88.
Dr. Auerbach earned his undergraduate degree at Pe
n in 1947 and a medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in 1951 before serving as a lieutenant in the US Navy.
He joined the Penn faculty as an instructor of psychiatry in the School of Medicine in 1961 and became an associate professor in 1966 and an assistant professor in 1968 (Almanac September 1968). He was also a research investigator in the 1960s. In 1968, he collaborated with Lester Lubrosky, professor of psychiatry, on a study of prediction of treatment outcomes in psychotherapy under the NIMH K Award (Almanac October 1968).
He was president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research from 1983-1984.
Dr. Auerbach was still a Penn faculty member at the time of his death.
James Graham, Purchasing
James Graham, former associate director of purchasing at the University of Pennsylvania, died on April 17 at the age of 74.
Mr. Graham was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Drexel University.
He joined Penn in 1996 as a procurement specialist in purchasing. He became associate director of purchasing in 2005 and retired in 2006.
Mr. Graham also worked in purchasing at Cigna and at Drexel.
He is survived by his wife, Denise; children, Jennifer Savage (Eddie), Jay and Stephen; nine grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Anna Kuba, Nursing
Anna Kuba, a former assistant professor of nursing at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Medicine and School of Nursing, died on April 27 at age 93.
Ms. Kuba was born in Lansford, Pennsylvania and graduated from Lansford High School. She received a master’s degree from Jefferson Medical College of Nursing and became a registered nurse.
She joined Penn in 1954 as a lecturer of nursing and became an instructor that same year. After leaving Penn in 1957, she returned in 1959 and became an assistant professor in 1962, a position she held until 1965. She also held additional appointments in the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania from 1960-1962. While at Penn, she was a member of the Standing Committee on Undergraduate Affairs (Almanac April 1961).
Ms. Kuba also taught nursing students at Jefferson Medical College and worked on nursing education projects at the National League for Nursing and the American Nurses Association.
She is survived by three nephews, Kenneth, Thomas and Homer; and a niece, Paulette Warner.
Contributions in her memory may be made to Lehigh Valley Health Network Friends of Nursing Program c/o the Thomas J. Parambo Funeral Home, 54 West Fell St., Summit Hill, PA 18250.