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The Stevens Healthcare Torchbearers Podcast features alumni from Stevens Institute of Technology discussing the choices they've made in their careers, offering insight for those in the process of creating paths of their own.

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The Stevens Healthcare Torchbearers Podcast features alumni from Stevens Institute of Technology discussing the choices they've made in their careers, offering insight for those in the process of creating paths of their own.

    Donald Kennedy - Class of 1969

    Donald Kennedy - Class of 1969

    Donald Kennedy graduated from Stevens in the Class of 1969. Throughout his career, Donald forged a path from pre-med student up to becoming the Chief of Medicine at St. Louis City Hospital and a professor at St. Louis University. With The Division of Infectious Diseases at St. Louis University, he oversaw developments in immunology and vaccine research for over 20 years. In 2020, he became a “COVID Czar” during the pandemic due to his familiarity with prevention policies for communicable diseases. With host Ed Eichhorn, Donald describes what changes he has seen as a physician from the 1970’s and onward, the many career path choices he was presented with and how others can approach such decisions in their own careers.

    • 20 min
    Phil Crowley - Class of 1971

    Phil Crowley - Class of 1971

    Phil Crowley graduated from Stevens in the Class of 1971, majoring in Physics, as well as from Harvard with an MS in experimental physics. He would also acquire a JD from Columbia Law School.  Phil has utilized his knowledge in both law and science while moving from Wall Street firms to Johnson & Johnson and then to his own firm, Crowley Law, LLC, where he is the Managing Partner. Throughout his career, he’s offered legal assistance to charities and worked to provide scholarships to children in failing schools. With host Ed Eichhorn, Phil guides us through his initial studies, how he managed to apply his scientific background in his legal career, and his experience in helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams.



    Hosted by Ed Eichhorn

    Edited by Charles Hickey

    • 32 min
    Paul Rea - Class of 2006

    Paul Rea - Class of 2006

    Paul Rea graduated from Stevens in 2006 with a degree in Computer Engineering. His career has gone down several paths during and after his college career, ranging from ventures in architecture to broadcasting, among others. After a series of life-changing health events and procedures, he would go on to found the medical device company Ostoh, which aims to make the lives of those living with an ostomy easier. With host Ed Eichhorn, this episode follows Paul's journey through multiple different disciplines and fields of study and how he's managed to utilize knowledge from every one of them along the way.



    Hosted by Ed Eichhorn

    Edited by Charles Hickey

    • 24 min
    Martha Connolly, Class of 1975

    Martha Connolly, Class of 1975

    Martha Connolly graduated from Stevens in 1975 with a BS & MS Degree in Chemistry, beginning her undergraduate work among the first class that included female students before starting an active career path based in Maryland. Amongst numerous achievements in multiple fields, her illustrious career includes authoring 36 publications in cardiovascular systems physiology, teaching entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland and eventually becoming listed as one of “Maryland’s 50 Most Influential People” among other accolades. Host Ed Eichhorn talks with Martha about how she navigated the path through her education and career, her experience and thoughts on guiding upcoming students and her continued work post-retirement.



    Hosted by Ed Eichhorn

    Edited by Charles Hickey

    • 18 min
    Walter Ulrich, Class of 1968

    Walter Ulrich, Class of 1968

    Walter Ulrich graduated Stevens in 1968, receiving his Master's in Management Science. He is currently the President & CEO of Medical Bridges, a non-profit organization which has provided medical supplies and equipment to Ukraine, Haiti, Afghanistan amongst a number of other countries internationally. We are given a glimpse into how he got to where he is today, the decisions he made that have led to making a positive global impact and the various twists and turns his career path took along the way.



    Sponsored by The Healing American Healthcare Coalition

    Hosted by Ed Eichhorn

    Edited by Charles Hickey

    • 18 min
    Theresa Rossi, Class of 2014

    Theresa Rossi, Class of 2014

    Theresa Rossi graduated from Stevens with the Class of 2014, with a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing. Theresa and host Ed Eichhorn go into her experience with Stevens' co-op programs, which later developed into a multitude of job offers, starting her career with the Pepsi Beverages Group and continually developing ever since.



    Sponsored by The Healing American Healthcare Coalition

    Hosted by Ed Eichhorn

    Edited by Charles Hickey

    • 15 min

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