I apologize for the late entry. I only just discovered the news about Dr. Alpert. I was his "assistant" (my word - his word was "secretary") for about 4 years at BUMC/BCH. He was always bursting with an impressive amount of energy (hard to keep up with!). He deeply cared about his work and was a generous man. I feel lucky to have known and worked with him, and to have had to chance to get to know Barbara and members of his family. One of my favorite memories is going to his lake house in Maine. I still have the carpetbag he gave me on that trip, and think of him every time I use it. Barbara, I hope you are doing well now and are able to live with many fond memories of a great man.