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Leading cell biologist to head department

Leading cell biologist to head department

James E. Rothman, Ph.D. ’71, one of the world’s leading cell biologists, has been named chair of the Department of Cell Biology and the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences. Rothman will also launch the new Center for High-Throughput Cell Biology at Yale’s West Campus, formerly the site of Bayer...

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Yale professor receives Albany prize

Yale professor receives Albany prize

Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, is one of the first two women...

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Kavli Prize for a Yale neuroscientist

Kavli Prize for a Yale neuroscientist

Pasko Rakic, M.D., Ph.D., chair and the Doris McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology, professor of neurology and...

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Notes

Jack A. Elias, M.D., Andrew D. Hamilton, Ph.D., Diane S. Krause, M.D., Ph.D., Harlan M. Krumholz, M.D., Nancy H. Ruddle, Ph.D., Michael P. Snyder, Ph.D., Mary E. Tinetti, M.D.

Seven faculty members of the School of Medicine were elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering. They are Jack A. Elias, M.D., Waldemar von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine;Andrew D. Hamilton, Ph.D., provost of the university and the Benjamin Silliman...

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Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D.

Amy F.T. Arnsten, Ph.D., professor of neurobiology, was selected by NARSAD in April to receive its prestigious Distinguished Investigator Award. NARSAD will provide a one-year grant of $100,000 to advance her research on schizophrenia. Arnsten’s past work on prefrontal cortex and executive function has contributed to...

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Savita G. Bhakta, M.B.B.S., Fei Wang, Ph.D.

In April two faculty members were awarded 2008 Young Investigator Awards from NARSAD, the world’s leading charity dedicated to funding research on psychiatric disorders. They are among 220 early-career scientists in the United States and 11 other countries who will receive funds this year from NARSAD to advance their...

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Henry S. Cabin, M.D.

Henry S. Cabin, M.D., professor of medicine (cardiology), has been named medical director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) Heart and Vascular Center. Cabin will be responsible for day-to-day operations associated with the cardiovascular service line, including inpatient services, and diagnostic and interventional...

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David C. Cone, M.D.

David C. Cone, M.D., associate professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and of epidemiology, has been appointed editor in chief of Academic Emergency Medicine, the journal of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine.

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Stephen C. Edberg, Ph.D.

Stephen C. Edberg, Ph.D., professor of laboratory medicine and director of the Yale-New Haven Hospital microbiology laboratory, has been awarded the American Society for Microbiology’s BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology. This award honors a clinical microbiologist for outstanding research accomplishments...

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Richard L. Edelson, M.D

Richard L. Edelson, M.D., director of Yale Cancer Center, has been named the inaugural Aaron B. and Marguerite Lerner Professor of Dermatology. Edelson has made fundamental contributions to the study of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL), a disease caused by malignant T lymphocytes that affects the skin. He identified...

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Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Ph.D.

Christine Jacobs-Wagner, Ph.D., the Maxine Singer Associate Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, has been designated a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator. She is one of 17 Yale scientists who now hold the prestigious appointment. Jacobs-Wagner is one of the world’s leading experts on...

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Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D

Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., received the Howard Taylor Ricketts Award from the University of Chicago in May. The Howard Taylor Ricketts Award is given in memory of Ricketts, the scientist for whom the Rickettsia genus of microorganisms is named. The award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution...

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Curtis L. Patton, Ph.D.

Curtis L. Patton, Ph.D., professor emeritus in the School of Public Health, was one of 13 people to receive a Seton Elm/Ivy Award this spring. Patton was honored for bringing previously unrecognized African-Americans to public light. Yale’s recognition of Edward A. Bouchet, a distinguished New Havener, Yale College’s...

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Joel L. Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Joel L. Rosenbaum, Ph.D., professor of cellular and molecular biology, received an honorary degree from the University of Siena in Italy, in May. Rosenbaum has been studying the ultra-structure of the intraflagellar transport (IFT) process at the University of Siena with his colleagues there. IFT was discovered in the...

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Brian R. Smith, M.D.

Brian R. Smith, M.D., professor and chair of laboratory medicine, has been elected president of the Academy of Clinical Laboratory Physicians and Scientists, the major academic society for laboratory medicine.

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Edward L. Snyder, M.D.

Edward L. Snyder, M.D., professor and associate chair for clinical affairs in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, has been voted president-elect of the National Marrow Donor Program. He will begin his two-year term in January.

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Scott A. Strobel, Ph.D.

Scott A. Strobel, Ph.D., professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry, has been awarded the Schering-Plough Research Institute Award. The award is given by the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to recognize outstanding scientific contributions made by young researchers early in their...

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Ronald J. Vender, M.D., HS, FW

Ronald J. Vender, M.D., ’77, HS ’80, FW ’82, a nationally recognized gastroenterologist who specializes in therapeutic endoscopy and inflammatory bowel disease, started on June 1 as chief medical officer (CMO) for Yale Medical Group (YMG) and associate dean for clinical affairs at the School of Medicine. He reports to...

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