Features

Neuroscientist joins Institute of Medicine

Neuroscientist joins Institute of Medicine

Expert on neurobiology of addiction elected to branch of National Academies charged with providing advice on health to policymakers

“We’re never going to understand all the molecules necessary for an entire behavior,” says Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., the Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor of neurobiology and pharmacology, of her work on the molecular underpinnings of tobacco and alcohol abuse, depression, and eating behaviors. “But the overall philosophy—that you can say something meaningful about molecules in the brain that can inform how we think about the molecular basis of behavior—that’s something...

Read more...

Neuroscientist joins Institute of Medicine

Levin leaves indelible mark on Yale medicine

In 2004, when Yale President Richard Levin was hoping to recruit Robert J. Alpern, M.D., as the 16th dean of the School of Medicine, he told Alpern during a visit to New Haven that the medical school was excellent, but should be better, and that he was prepared to make the investment with the right person to make it as great as it should be.

Alpern had no plans to leave his position as dean of UT Southwestern Medical...

Read more...

Newly appointed Ob/Gyn chair has deep roots at Yale

Newly appointed Ob/Gyn chair has deep roots at Yale

At the beginning of October, Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., took up his new posts as chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences at the School of Medicine and chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Yale–New Haven Hospital (YNHH). With plans that include...

Read more...