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Ribosome scholar receives Gairdner Prize

Ribosome scholar receives Gairdner Prize

Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, professor of chemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was among five scientists honored in...

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Special advisor leaves dean’s office post

Special advisor leaves dean’s office post

Lawrence S. Cohen, M.D., HS ’65, the Ebenezer K. Hunt Professor of Medicine, has stepped down after 16 years in the dean’s office but will continue as a faculty member and practicing cardiologist. As...

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Becca R. Levy, Ph.D., Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Two Yale scientists have received Investigator Awards from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation for Health-Related Research this year. These awards will fund studies about the way the elderly see themselves, as well as new treatments to help people continue to drive. Each researcher...

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R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., John A. Persing, M.D., Robert T. Schultz, Ph.D.

Three appointments to endowed professorships were announced in May. R. Lawrence Moss, M.D., has been named the Robert Pritzker Professor of Pediatric Surgery. John A. Persing, M.D., has been named the Irving and Silik Polayes Professor of Plastic Surgery. Robert T. Schultz, Ph.D., was appointed the Harris Associate...

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Paula A. Armbruster, M.S.W.

Paula A. Armbruster, M.S.W., associate clinical professor in the Child Study Center, has been named Cambridge Who’s Who Professional of the Year in Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Only one member in each discipline is named Professional of the Year. A selection committee selects Who’s Who honorees based on...

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Christopher K. Breuer, M.D.

Christopher K. Breuer, M.D., assistant professor of surgery (pediatrics) and pediatrics, has received a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation Clinical Scientist Development Award, marking the first time a Yale faculty member has received this award. The foundation provides grants to junior physician-scientists to...

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Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D.

Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., dean and C-E.A. Winslow Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, was elected to the Connecticut Academy for Science and Engineering in May. The academy was established in 1976 by the Connecticut General Assembly to identify and study...

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Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D

Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Oncology at the Yale Cancer Center (YCC),was presented with a Statesman Award by the American Society of Clinical Oncology at its annual meeting in Chicago. The award pays tribute to members whose work has contributed to the betterment of the...

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Bernard G. Forget, M.D.

Bernard G. Forget, M.D., professor of medicine (hematology) and genetics, is one of 10 Yale faculty members named fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Forget researches the mechanisms of normal and abnormal gene expression during red blood cell differentiation. Fellows are scholars and practitioners...

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Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS

Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS ’78, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, received the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences in April for his contributions to the understanding of how proteins fold. He was honored along with Franz-Ulrich Hartl, M.D.,...

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Carol H. Lee, M.D.

Carol H. Lee, M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and chair of the Breast Imaging Commission of the American College of Radiology, was named the second leading Women’s Imaging Specialist in the April 2007 issue of Medical Imaging magazine. The second annual Medical Imaging Industry Top 10 honors professionals...

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Arthur L. Levy, M.D.

Arthur L. Levy, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine and nursing, has been appointed medical director for medical oncology. Levy will oversee clinical activities in the medical oncology practice at the Yale Cancer Center (YCC). In addition to his administrative and leadership roles at the YCC, Levy will be...

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Charles J. Lockwood, M.D, Hugh S. Taylor, 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, has been named president of the Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) for the 2007–2008 term. The SGI is the world’s leading research organization in reproductive...

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Bernard Lytton, M.B.B.S.

Bernard Lytton, M.B.B.S., the Donald Guthrie Professor Emeritus of Surgery/Urology, was elected president of the American Association of Genitourinary Surgeons in April. The term is for one year.

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Cindy R. Miller, M.D

Cindy R. Miller, M.D., associate professor and co-section chief of pediatric imaging in diagnostic radiology, received the Jack O. Haller Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Society of Pediatric Radiology (SPR) in April. The award is given in memory of Haller, who excelled as an educator, mentor and author. The...

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Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D.

Gil Mor, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, received the J. Christian Herr Award from the American Society for Reproductive Immunology in May. The award is given annually to a person who has made outstanding achievements in basic or applied research in reproductive...

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Clarence T. Sasaki, M.D.

Clarence T. Sasaki, M.D., the Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery and chief of the Section of Otolaryngology, has been named president of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA), after three years as the association’s treasurer. The ABEA’s multidisciplinary membership supports research related to...

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Robert S. Sherwin, M.D.

Robert S. Sherwin, M.D., the C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine, received the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement from the American Diabetes Association (ADA) at the organization’s 67th Scientific Sessions in Chicago in June. The Banting Medal honors an individual who has made significant long-term contributions...

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Warren D. Shlomchik, M.D.

Warren D. Shlomchik, M.D., associate professor of medicine and immunobiology, received a Clinical Scientist Award in Translational Research from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund in March. The $750,000 award supports established physician-scientists who are dedicated both to mentoring physician-scientist trainees and to...

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Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine (endocrinology) and of cellular and molecular physiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was one of 72 new members elected to the National Academy of Sciences in May in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original...

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Robert I. White Jr., M.D.

Robert I. White Jr., M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology, has been inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars for his work in the fields of radiology and cardiology. The society inducts former postdoctoral fellows and junior and visiting faculty at Johns Hopkins who have distinguished themselves in the...

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