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Yale expert’s role in refining diagnosis has advanced autism research worldwide

These days, autism is a hot topic, but the disorder’s high profile is a relatively recent development, says Fred R. Volkmar, M.D., director of the School of Medicine’s Child Study Center (CSC). Oftentimes during the 1980s, when he would tell people he worked with...

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Immunobiologist earns new award for top young scientists

Associate Professor Susan Kaech, Ph.D., is one of 50 U.S. researchers in the inaugural group of Early Career Scientists named by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).The award, which includes a research grant of...

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To honor his mother and fight melanoma, a rower shows his mettle

To honor his mother and fight melanoma, a rower shows his mettle

When his mother, Kathie, died from melanoma in 2001, Paul Ridley, of Stamford, Conn., resolved to raise money for research and patient care at Yale Cancer Center (YCC), and he took a unique approach to this goal.“There...

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Diabetes expert is appointed inaugural Cowgill Professor

Diabetes expert is appointed inaugural Cowgill Professor

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally known diabetes researcher, has been named the first George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry.Shulman’s research is aimed at understanding the cellular...

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Leading geriatrics researcher is Humana Foundation Professor

Leading geriatrics researcher is Humana Foundation Professor

Thomas M. Gill, M.D., newly named the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine, is a leading authority on the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons.Gill, co-director of the Yale Program...

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Immunobiologist is named Eugene Higgins Professor

Immunobiologist is named Eugene Higgins Professor

Peter Cresswell, Ph.D., the newly designated Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology, has spent most of his career unraveling some of the mysteries of the human immune system.Cresswell’s research focuses on the...

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