Friday, 26 April 2013 00:00
Michael L. Greenberg, 58, of Chapel Hill, NC died unexpectedly of a heart attack on April 10. He was a prominent research scientist who helped develop life-saving drugs. He is survived by his beloved wife, Robin; his adored daughter, Rachel; his sister, Sharon (Margolin); his brother, Richard; his aunt and uncle, and many beloved in-laws, nephews, a niece, cousins and friends. Michael was born in Brooklyn and was raised in Roslyn. He graduated from Roslyn High School in 1972, where he was a member of the varsity basketball team. He had a special passion for the Duke Blue Devils basketball team and the Boston Red Sox.
Dr. Greenberg enjoyed an illustrious career as a scientist, a mentor and through his participation in discoveries that led to life saving drugs. After two years at Northwestern University, he received his B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry from the SUNY at Stony Brook (1979) and a Ph.D. in Pharmacological Sciences (1984). Dr. Greenberg continued his postdoctoral training with Dr. Michael Hershfield at Duke University where he participated in the discovery and development of the first enzyme replacement therapy for children with Severe Combined Immunodeficiency. He subsequently became interested in the HIV field where he participated in the discovery of one of the most widely prescribed HIV drugs, as well as in the discovery of a novel HIV drug that for the first time was able to block the entry of HIV into an immune cell (Fuzeon).
In 2001, he joined the development team for drugs at Trimeris Inc. where he was Vice President for Research and Development. In 2008, Dr. Greenberg joined b3bio inc., a start-up biotechnology company dedicated to developing breakthrough technologies from academia, principally in the Research Triangle Park. Throughout his career, Dr. Greenberg was recognized as a brilliant and creative scientist, a thought leader, and an outstanding mentor and was much admired and respected by all who worked with him.
Michael was a devoted husband and proud father. He was also a connoisseur of fine wine, food and music, and loved to fish and of course play and watch basketball. He will be remembered for the passion and energy he brought to both his personal and professional life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: http://www.amfar.org/ The Foundation for AIDS Research and http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/ American Heart Association.
Friday, 06 December 2013 00:00
Howard Kroplick was just settling in to his new position as North Hempstead’s town historian in April of 2012 when a phone call from a resident who found an old headstone led him into a comprehensive study of all 28 cemeteries within
the town’s boundaries.
Kroplick, an East Hills resident for 29 years, serves in the unpaid role as an advisor to the North Hempstead board, out of his longtime love of history. His exhaustive study of the area’s cemeteries has helped him complete a history of
North Hempstead that will be published in January, which will coincide with the 400-year anniversary of the discovery of Long Island, by Dutch explorer Adriaen Block. It was Block, according to Kroplick, who first identified Long Island as an actual island, not a peninsula as many believed back then. The 128-page book from Arcadia Publishing is the first ever written about North Hempstead.
Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00
For the time being, much of the Roslyn area is without representation on the Town of North Hempstead council. Recently, Thomas K. Dwyer, who has represented Roslyn on that body since 2002, announced that he would step down from the board while he is in negotiations with a Manhattan-based consulting firm.
Dwyer, who is the chief operating officer of Syosset-based American Land Services, would not identify the firm he is talking to, but he said that the new job would represent a conflict of interest with his work on the town board.
Thursday, 20 February 2014 00:00
Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray.
The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.
Thursday, 06 February 2014 00:00
Registration for Farmingdale’s Over the Hill Gang Softball League will take place Feb. 1, Feb. 8 and Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. - Noon at the Allen Park meeting room on Motor Ave. in Farmingdale. The league is open to men 40 and over who live in Farmingdale or the Town of Oyster Bay area. Players can also apply online at www.othgny.com, however must attend one registration session to show proof of age and residency.
— Submitted by Jerry Mazza