Faculty

New leaders announced in four disciplines

New leaders announced in four disciplines

Chairs appointed in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Therapeutic Radiology, Pediatrics and History of Medicine.

Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., has announced the appointments of four new departmental and section leaders.Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., FW ’89, a specialist in high-risk obstetrics, became professor and...

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With a new name, auditorium honors late director of Yale’s Child Study Center

With a new name, auditorium honors late director of Yale’s Child Study Center

Before he died, Donald J. Cohen, M.D. ’66, the director of the Child Study Center, found warmth and comfort in a quilt made of patches that carried messages from friends, family and colleagues. A...

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Notes

Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D.

The National Academy of Sciences announced in April the election of its new members and foreign associates in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Among the honorees was Richard A. Flavell, Ph.D., professor and chair of immunobiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute...

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Paula A. Armbruster, M.A., M.S.W.

Paula A. Armbruster, M.A., M.S.W., associate clinical professor and director of outpatient services in the Child Study Center, was a facilitator at the 17th Annual Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy in Atlanta in November 2001. Armbruster was also appointed to the national steering council of A...

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Jonathan B. Borak, M.D.

Jonathan B. Borak, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine (industrial) and epidemiology, received a President’s Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) in April at its 87th annual membership meeting in Chicago. The award, presented by Dean A. Grove, M.D., president of...

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R. Todd Constable, Ph.D.

R. Todd Constable, Ph.D., associate professor of diagnostic radiology and neurosurgery, was awarded a $1 million, 5-year grant from the NIH to develop and validate functional magnetic resonance imaging methodology for the study of language processing for neurosurgical planning. This work will not only lead to improved...

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Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., HS

Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., HS ’66, professor of medicine and of epidemiology and public health and director of the Yale Cancer Center, was elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts in September for his “outstanding and lasting contributions to cancer research and medical education.” DeVita, a member of...

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Michael P. DiGiovanna, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael P. DiGiovanna, M.D. ’90, Ph.D. ’90, associate professor of medicine (oncology) and pharmacology and co-director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at the Yale Cancer Center, received a $200,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to investigate the gene HER2, which can be predictive of the...

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Bruce C. Fichandler, PA

Bruce C. Fichandler, PA, lecturer in plastic surgery and director of admissions for the Yale Physician Associate Program, was elected to his eighth term as treasurer of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He has also served as AAPA president and vice president/speaker of the House of Delegates.

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Gerald H. Friedland, M.D

Gerald H. Friedland, M.D., professor of medicine and epidemiology and director of the aids Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has returned from a four-month sabbatical at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa. Friedland and colleagues worked on several projects to provide antiretroviral...

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Margaret K. Hostetter, M.D.

Margaret K. Hostetter, M.D., professor of pediatrics and microbial pathogenesis, was named the 30th annual Maxwell Finland Lecturer of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, its highest honor for a career in the field of microbial pathogenesis. The lecture, titled Why Candida Kills You, and the award were...

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Jeanette R. Ickovics, Ph.D.

Jeanette R. Ickovics, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and psychology and director of the Connecticut Women’s Health Project, was honored with a Seton Ivy Award. The presentation was part of the 23rd annual Seton Elm-Ivy Award ceremony in April recognizing individual efforts to strengthen ties between Yale...

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Ilona S. Kickbusch, Ph.D

Ilona S. Kickbusch, Ph.D., professor of public health (global health) and political science, served as Distinguished Scholar Leader in the inaugural year of the New Century Scholars Program of the Fulbright Scholar Program. This year’s program focused on Challenges of Health in a Borderless World. The program offers...

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I. George Miller, M.D.

I. George Miller, M.D., the John Enders Professor of Pediatrics and professor of epidemiology and molecular biophysics and biochemistry, was elected to a fellowship in the American Academy of Microbiology for achievement in virology. Miller’s research discoveries have advanced the understanding and treatment of the...

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Irvin M. Modlin, M.D.

Irvin M. Modlin, M.D., professor of surgery, was appointed to the King James IV Professorship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh for 2002. Modlin was to deliver the graduation oration for the College in October on the 497th anniversary of the award of the Seal of Cause to the College by James IV. His topic...

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Kitt Mia Falk Petersen, M.D.

Kitt Mia Falk Petersen, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (endocrinology) and assistant director of the General Clinical Research Center, received the Young Investigator Award, a 2002 Novartis Award in Diabetes, for her studies of the mechanism of insulin action in the liver, the pathogenesis of insulin resistance...

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Fredrick C. Redlich, M.D.

Fredrick C. Redlich, M.D., professor emeritus, former chair of psychiatry and dean of the School of Medicine from 1967 to 1972, received the Gold Medal of Distinction in January from the University of Vienna and the community for past services and teaching. Redlich spent a week visiting his native city of Vienna.

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Karin M. Reinisch, Ph.D.

Karin M. Reinisch, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology, was named the 2002 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences by the Pew Charitable Trusts in June. Her research focuses on the macromolecular complexes involved in transport within the cell and structure/function studies of the macromolecules involved in...

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Francoise J. Roux, M.D., Ph.D.

After a fellowship in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at Yale, Francoise J. Roux, M.D., Ph.D., has joined the Yale Medical Group as an assistant professor of medicine (pulmonary and critical care). Her areas of clinical interest are asthma, sleep medicine and interstitial lung disease.

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Alan C. Sartorelli, Ph.D.

Vion Pharmaceuticals announced in April that the chair of its Scientific Advisory Board, Alan C. Sartorelli, Ph.D., received the 2002 Otto Krayer Award in recognition of his contributions to the field of pharmacology. Sartorelli, the Alfred Gilman Professor of Pharmacology at Yale, has designed, synthesized and...

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David Seligson, Sc.D., M.D.

David Seligson, Sc.D., M.D., professor emeritus of laboratory medicine at Yale, was awarded an honorary degree from Quinnipiac University at Commencement exercises in May. Seligson, emeritus trustee at Quinnipiac, has been a member of the board of trustees since 1964 and served as vice chair from 1971 through 1977.

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Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D.

Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and a faculty member in the Child Study Center, was one of six new members appointed to the National Advisory Neurological Disorders and Stroke Council, the major advisory panel of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The council, the nation’s...

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Peter A. Takizawa, Ph.D.

Peter A. Takizawa, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology, was named a Searle Scholar earlier this year. The Searle Scholars Program, one of the most competitive and prestigious award programs for junior faculty, typically selects 15 of the most promising young faculty members in biomedical science and chemistry...

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John Dystel Prize

Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., chair of neurology and co-director of the Yale-London Collaboration on Central Nervous System Repair, received the John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research from the American Academy of Neurology and the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society in April. He received the prize...

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Joseph L. Woolston, M.D.

Joseph L. Woolston, M.D. ’70, professor of pediatrics and a member of the Child Study Center faculty, was appointed chief of child psychiatry at the center and at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) in July. Woolston is the medical director and founder of the Yale Intensive In-Home Child and Adolescent Services at the...

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Barry J. Wu, M.D.

Barry J. Wu, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine, received the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the National Association of Inpatient Physicians (NAIP). The award, for his exemplary service as a teacher, academician, mentor and role model in hospital medicine, was presented at NAIP’s annual meeting in...

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