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New hand on the Cancer Center tiller

New hand on the Cancer Center tiller

Richard Edelson sees growth ahead for one of the country’s oldest and proudest cancer research facilities.

When Richard L. Edelson, M.D. ’70, came to Yale in 1986 as professor and chair of the Department of Dermatology, the Yale Cancer Center (YCC) was just a dozen years old and had fewer than 185 faculty members in its ranks. Edelson, a physician-scientist who had developed a treatment for a rare form of lymphoma, was one...

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New appointments in provost’s office place science in the spotlight

New appointments in the office of Yale Provost Susan Hockfield, Ph.D., leave science and the medical side of campus...

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A legend in the annals of Yale medicine returns, in person and on canvas

A legend in the annals of Yale medicine returns, in person and on canvas

When new interns in the Department of Internal Medicine arrived in July 1964, little did they know that they would be...

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Notes

Researchers at the School of Medicine have received 13 grants from The National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD) totaling almost $780,000. NARSAD is a leading donor-supported organization funding worldwide research on brain disorders. The following researchers will each receive a two-year Young Investigator Award of approximately $60,000: Patrick B. Allen, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry; Vladimir Coric, M.D., assistant clinical professor of psychiatry; Carrol M. D’Sa, Ph.D., associate research scientist in psychiatry; Naomi R. Driesen, Ph.D., associate research scientist in diagnostic radiology; Wen-Jun Gao, M.D., Ph.D., associate research scientist in neurobiology; Xingguang Luo, M.D., postdoctoral associate in psychiatry; Snezana M. Milanovic, M.D., hospital resident; Maria Mouratidis, Psy.D., postdoctoral fellow in psychiatry; Edward B. Perry, M.D., assistant professor of psychiatry; Samuel N. Sathyanesan, Ph.D., associate research scientist in psychiatry; Gilles D. Tamagnan, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry adjunct; Christopher P. Turner, Ph.D., associate research scientist in pediatrics (endocrinology); and Pieter Joost van Wattum, M.D., Ph.D., assistant clinical professor in the Child Study Center.


Roland E. Baron, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Roland E. Baron, D.D.S., Ph.D., professor of orthopaedics and cell biology, received the Louis V. Avioli Founders Award from the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research at its 24th annual meeting in San Antonio in September 2002. This award is given for “fundamental contributions to bone and mineral basic...

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Elizabeth H. Bradley, M.B.A., Ph.D. ’97

Elizabeth H. Bradley, M.B.A., Ph.D. ’97, associate professor in public health, is the first Yale researcher to be awarded the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The award, presented in June at the AUPHA national meeting, recognizes...

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Sonia Caprio, M.D.

A researcher who studies metabolic changes associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes has received the first fellowship at Yale from the newly established Bayer Endowment for Scholars in Medicine and Management.Sonia Caprio, M.D., associate professor of pediatric endocrinology and a graduate of the Universita di...

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David C. Cone, M.D.

David C. Cone, M.D., associate professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and public health, was installed in January as secretary/treasurer of the National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians (NAEMSP). Cone has served on the NAEMSP board of directors since 1996 and is deputy editor of Prehospital...

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Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., D.V.M., Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D.

Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., D.V.M., chair and Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and professor of cell biology, and Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, were elected in April as fellows by the American Academy of Microbiology. Galán was honored for his...

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Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., D.V.M., Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D.

Jorge E. Galán, Ph.D., D.V.M., chair and Lucille P. Markey Professor of Microbial Pathogenesis and professor of cell biology, and Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, were elected in April as fellows by the American Academy of Microbiology. Galán was honored for his...

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Mark J. Gorman, M.D.

Mark J. Gorman, M.D., assistant professor of neurology, was appointed director of the Acute Brain Injury/Stroke Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital in April. Gorman heads a coordinated multidisciplinary stroke team, which is aimed at diagnosing and treating stroke patients as rapidly as possible.

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Jeannette R. Ickovics, Ph.D

Jeannette R. Ickovics, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology (chronic disease) and psychology, was elected as a fellow by the American Psychological Association (APA) for 2003. APA fellows are selected for exceptional and outstanding contributions to the research, teaching or practice of psychology. The APA is...

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Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D.

Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., assistant professor of epidemiology and immunobiology, received the 2003 Wyeth-Lederle Vaccines Young Investigator Award in Vaccine Development in October from the Infectious Diseases Society of America at its annual meeting in San Diego. She also received the Ethel F. Donaghue Women’s Health...

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Ilona S. Kickbusch, Ph.D

Ilona S. Kickbusch, Ph.D., professor of public health (global health) and political science, was invited to be a member of the Hungarian Ministry of Health International Advisory Board in January by the Republic of Hungary’s Ministry of Health, Social and Family Affairs. This board was established to help promote...

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Luke M. Kitahata, M.D., Ph.D.

Luke M. Kitahata, M.D., Ph.D., professor emeritus and former chair of anesthesiology, was honored in November 2002 at the 50th anniversary celebration of the establishment of the Department of Anesthesiology at Tokyo University, his alma mater. He was the keynote speaker and received honorary membership in the...

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Michael H. Merson, M.D.

Michael H. Merson, M.D., the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, dean of public health and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, was named chair of the Global Health Committee, part of the Association of Schools of Public Health executive committee, effective last January.

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John A. Persing, M.D.

John A. Persing, M.D., professor and chief of plastic surgery, is president-elect of the Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery and vice chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Both elections were held in Baltimore in May. Persing was also named president of the American Society of Maxillofacial...

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Mary E. Schwab-Stone, M.D.

Among those receiving Seton Elm-Ivy Awards in April for their contributions to relations between the city and the university was Mary E. Schwab-Stone, M.D., the Harris Associate Professor of Child Psychiatry in the Child Study Center and associate professor of psychology. Schwab-Stone helped to develop a clinical...

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Hongyu Zhao, Ph.D

Hongyu Zhao, Ph.D., the Ira V. Hiscock Associate Professor of Public Health (Biostatistics) and Genetics, has received a three-year, $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation for a system biology study. Zhao and colleagues in statistics, genomics and proteomics, bioinformatics and computer science will...

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