Vol. 10, No. 1
Women's Gastrointestinal Health Center
Hernia Surgery: A New Look...A Speedier Recovery
Legislative Grant Supports Specialized Endoscopy Equipment
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Gives Patient a Starring Role in His Daughter's Wedding
An Update on Childhood Immunizations
Children Get a Dose of TLC with Winthrop's
�Positions for Comfort' Program
Winthrop's Pediatric Health Immunization Program is a Statewide Model
Hearing Screening Performed on All Newborns
Spanish Language Course for Pediatric Residents
Psychological Support Adds Compassion to Pediatric
Care and Training
Long Island Regional Poison Control Center at Winthrop Warns:
�Children Act Fast - So Do Poisons'
Bereavement Support Helps Parents Cope with
Nursing Informatics Enhances Patient Care
Reverend Winfried R. Hess Appointed
Director of Pastoral Care and Education
Auxiliary Receives HANYS Advocacy Award
John F. Aloia, MD and Joan Cox Elected to Winthrop's Board of Directors
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ohn F. Aloia, MD, Winthrop's Chief Academic Officer and Former Chairman of the Department of Medicine/Chief, Section of Endocrinology, was elected to the Hospital's Board of Directors. In addition, he serves as Associate Dean and Professor of Medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine and has been a Research Collaborator with Brookhaven National Laboratory since 1970.
John F. Aloia, MD
Along with his clinical practice and teaching responsibilities, Dr. Aloia is actively involved in medical research, initiating and leading studies of osteoporosis prevention and treatment and the role of hormonal therapies in both osteoporosis and breast cancer.
A graduate of Brooklyn College, Dr. Aloia earned his medical degree at the Creighton Medical School in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed a rotating internship at Harrisburg Hospital in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, followed by a residency in internal medicine at the former Meadowbrook Hospital in East Meadow. This was followed by a Clinical and Research Fellowship in Endocrinology and Metabolism at Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia. Dr. Aloia also served in the military, achieving the rank of Captain in the Medical Corps and acting as Chief of the Outpatient Clinic in Fort Lee, Virginia.
Dr. Aloia is Board certified in internal medicine, endocrinology, and metabolism. He is a member of many professional and scholarly organizations, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Diabetes Association, the Association of Professors of Medicine, and the National Osteoporosis Foundation.
Dr. Aloia has written numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as books and book chapters. He has lectured widely to both professional and lay audiences.
In 1998, he was named Principal Investigator in a National Institute of Health (NIH) trial, "Osteopenia in Black Women: Prevention of Bone Loss with Vitamin D Supplementation." Dr. Aloia has been continuously involved with osteoporosis research since l969 and has authored 156 manuscripts in the field. In addition to a prior five-year NIH study, Dr. Aloia has been Princi-pal Investigator for several other NIH-sponsored grants and has extensive experience in the conduct of clinical trials, using pharmacologic intervention and calcium supplements in the prevention of osteoporosis.
He and his wife, Elvira, are residents of Garden City. The couple has four grown children.
Joan Cox has also been elected to Winthrop's Board of Directors. An experienced senior executive, Ms. Cox spent her entire 26-year career at Citicorp. Most recently, as Director of Global Operations for the Private Banking Group, she was responsible for upgrading client services, reducing expenses, and consolidating systems. The Private Banking Group has assets in excess of $1 billion and an employee base of 4,000. Ms. Cox's tenure at Citicorp included senior positions as an Executive Committee Member of Citibank Bankcards; President and Chief Executive Officer of Citicorp Retail Services; Director, Service Quality for Citibank Card Products; and Human Resources Director, Operations and Technology for Citicorp's Corporate Bank.
A magna cum laude graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Ms. Cox earned an MBA in banking and finance from Adelphi University, where she was class valedictorian. She also attended the University of Virginia Graduate School of Consumer Banking and published a thesis.
A former board member of the Academy of Women Achievers, Ms. Cox is a Trustee of the United Church of Christ, and serves as Chairman of the Church's Board of Christian Education. She is active in local sports organizations and supports many local charities. Her husband, Bob, is a corporate attorney for Citicorp. The couple has four children: Brian, a senior at Cornell University; Emily, a student at Providence College; and Katie and Adam, both students in Garden City Public Schools.