Faculty

Six professors join ranks of emeritus faculty

Six senior faculty members at the School of Medicine attained emeritus status this year: Jerome M. Eisenstadt, Ph.D., professor of genetics; Howard Levitin, M.D., professor of medicine; Bernard Lytton, M.B.B.S., the Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery (urology); John C. Marsh, M.D. ’59, professor of medicine and lecturer in pharmacology; Howard A. Pearson, M.D., professor of pediatrics; and Howard M. Spiro, M.D., professor of medicine.Jerome M. Eisenstadt spent his entire teaching career at Yale, beginning in 1962 as assistant professor of microbiology and advancing to professor of human genetics in 1977. Throughout this time, Eisenstadt was gaining an international reputation through his research studies of...

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Jonathan B. Borak, M.D.

Jonathan B. Borak, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine, was elected in April to the board of directors of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine during its annual meeting in New Orleans.

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Irwin M. Braverman, M.D. ’55, HS ’56

Irwin M. Braverman, M.D. ’55, HS ’56, professor of dermatology, was presented the David Martin Carter Mentor Award in May at the annual meeting of the Society for Investigative Dermatology. The award is presented annually to a member of the dermatological community who embodies those characteristics of the late Dr. D....

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Michael Cappello, M.D.

Michael Cappello, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics (infectious diseases), received the New Investigator Award in Molecular Parasitology from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The grant is a three-year award that is given annually to junior faculty working in molecular parasitology in U.S. or Canadian universities....

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John A. Elefteriades, M.D., HS

John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76, HS ’83, professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery, was appointed chief of the surgical section of the First International Congress on Heart Disease held in May in Washington, D.C. He also began a term as governor of the American College of Cardiology for the State of Connecticut at...

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Michael D. Ezekowitz, M.D.

Michael D. Ezekowitz, M.D., professor of medicine (cardiology), was appointed chair and presenter of a session on antithrombotic and antiplatelet therapy for coronary disease and poor ventricular function at the 1st International Congress on Heart Disease held in May in Washington, D.C. He also is on several North...

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Mark Gerstein, Ph.D.

The W.M. Keck Foundation announced in July the first five grant recipients under its newly established Distinguished Young Scholars in Medical Research Program. Each will receive $1 million in research support for up to five years. Mark Gerstein, Ph.D., assistant professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry,...

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Elaine E. Grant, PA-C, M.P.H.

Elaine E. Grant, PA-C, M.P.H. ’92, assistant dean and program director of the Physician Associate Program, was named president-elect of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA), effective in January 2000. She will take office as the organization’s president in 2001. Grant’s election...

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Jeannette R. Ickovics, Ph.D.

Jeannette R. Ickovics, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and of psychology, was named an Emerging Leader for Women in Psychology by the Committee on Women in Psychology of the American Psychological Association. The award, announced in August at the APA annual meeting in Boston, recognized her accomplishments...

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Marvin Moser, M.D., John Setaro, M.D.,

Marvin Moser, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, was appointed editor-in-chief of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension in July. John Setaro, M.D., associate professor of medicine, joined the journal’s editorial board in August.

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Joel L. Rosenbaum

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a MERIT Award to Joel L. Rosenbaum, professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, for continuation of his laboratory’s research on the synthesis and assembly of flagellar proteins. The award provides long-term support to investigators of proven research...

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Sanjeev Sethi, M.D

Sanjeev Sethi, M.D., a resident in clinical pathology, received a $25,000 fellowship as part of the College of American Pathologists Foundation 1999/2000 Scholars Award Program. His research project will examine the role of N-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in inflammation.

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Stephen Waxman, M.D.

Stephen Waxman, M.D., professor and chair of neurology, was named visiting professor in the departments of anatomy and developmental biology, biology, and the Institute of Neurology at University College London in October. He also received the 1999 Landmark Research Award in September from the Landmark Club in...

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William D. White, Ph.D.

William D. White, Ph.D., associate professor of public health, received the 1999 Article-of-the-Year Award in June from the Association for Health Services Research at its annual meeting in Chicago. The paper, written with David Dranove, is entitled “Medicaid-Dependent Hospitals and Their Patients: How Have They...

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