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Two Yale biologists receive Gairdner International Award

Two Yale biologists receive Gairdner International Award

Two Yale biologists were among five scientists to win 2006 Gairdner International Awards, among the most prestigious in science. The awards will be presented in October in Toronto.Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is...

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Curtis Patton retires from research and international health

Curtis Patton retires from research and international health

When Curtis L. Patton, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology (microbiology) and director of international medical studies at...

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Prusoff is awarded Parker Medal for role in discovery of AIDS drug

Prusoff is awarded Parker Medal for role in discovery of AIDS drug

William H. Prusoff, Ph.D., professor emeritus and senior research scientist in pharmacology, received the Peter Parker...

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Notes

Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D.

Kelly D. Brownell, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychology, professor of epidemiology and director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, has been named in Time magazine’s list of 100 “People Who Shape Our World.” Brownell, one of the list’s scientists and thinkers, was cited for his efforts to reduce...

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Elizabeth B. Claus, M.D. ’94, Ph.D. ’94

Elizabeth B. Claus, M.D. ’94, Ph.D. ’94, associate professor of public health (biostatistics), has been awarded a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, for the first large national effort to study risk factors associated with a diagnosis of meningioma, the most frequently reported of...

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John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76, HS ’81, FW ’83

John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76, HS ’81, FW ’83, professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery, received the prestigious Socrates Award for Excellence in teaching and mentoring of residents at the 42nd annual meeting of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons in Chicago in January. Elefteriades also received the Program...

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Alison Galvani, Ph.D.

Alison Galvani, Ph.D., assistant professor in the School of Public Health’s Division of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, has been named a recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship. Guggenheim Fellows are appointed on the basis of past achievements and on the promise of future achievements. Galvani was awarded...

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Nigel D.F. Grindley, Ph.D.

Nigel D.F. Grindley, Ph.D., professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, has been elected to the Royal Society of the United Kingdom. Fellows are chosen for their contributions to basic science and for advancing progress in research and industry. Grindley studies DNA transposition and site-specific...

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Charles J. Lockwood, M.D.

Charles J. Lockwood, M.D., the Anita O’Keefe Young Professor of Women’s Health and chair of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, and Errol R. Norwitz, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, are among six scientists who will share $2.4 million from the March...

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Alexander Neumeister, M.D.

Alexander Neumeister, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, was awarded the CINP 2006 Bristol-Myers Squibb Max Hamilton Memorial Prize in July. The CINP, Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum, is an international group of scientists interested in neuropsychopharmacology, basic science and clinical...

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Peter J. Novick, Ph.D.

Peter J. Novick, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Novick, an expert on vesicle trafficking and cell polarity in yeast, joins more than 130 other Yale faculty as a fellow of the Cambridge, Mass.-based academy.

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Jody L. Sindelar, Ph.D.

Jody L. Sindelar, Ph.D., professor of public health, has been named the inaugural president-elect and current vice president of the newly formed American Society of Health Economists (ASHE). Sindelar, who studies the economics of smoking, alcohol and illicit drugs, is a founding member of ASHE, a professional...

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Scott Strobel, Ph.D., Nigel D. F. Grindley, Ph.D.

Scott Strobel, Ph.D., was named chair of the Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry (MB&B) for a three-year term that began July 1. Strobel succeeds Nigel D. F. Grindley, Ph.D., who has led the department since 2003. Also this spring, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) named Strobel as one of its...

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Richard Torres, M.D., M.P.H.

Richard Torres, M.D. ’99, M.P.H., assistant clinical professor of medicine and chief medical officer of Optimus Health Care, which includes Bridgeport, Stratford and Stamford Community Health centers, was selected to the National Health Leadership Fellowship Program by the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public...

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Barry Wu, M.D., HS

Barry Wu, M.D., HS ’92, associate clinical professor of medicine, received the Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator from the American College of Physicians on April 6 in Philadelphia.

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