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A scientist soldiers on

Born on a battlefield, a fighter in real wars and the war against cancer

When Joseph Schlessinger, Ph.D., was born in Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia in 1945, gunfire crackled and shells exploded outside. His parents were Jewish partisans fighting the German invaders and local fascists. Three years later, with nearly all their relatives shot by...

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Pediatric researcher is new ambassador for global health

Pediatric researcher is new ambassador for global health

Research!America, the nation’s largest nonprofit educational and advocacy alliance for health research, has named Michael Cappello, M.D., professor of pediatrics, microbial pathogenesis and public health, an Ambassador...

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Biologist cited for structural insights into action of antibiotics

Biologist cited for structural insights into action of antibiotics

In a ceremony and commemorative symposium held at Keio University in Tokyo in November, Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale, was awarded the 11th Keio Medical...

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Expert on blood pressure genes is honored

It has been a busy fall for Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., chair and Sterling Professor of Genetics and Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. In October, Lifton received the 2006 Robert Tigerstedt Award at the...

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Education innovator wins award for work on transforming schools

Education innovator wins award for work on transforming schools

School reform leader James P. Comer, M.D., the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC), has won the 2007 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award in Education. The award, which...

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