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MS expert named to head neurology

MS expert named to head neurology

David A. Hafler, M.D., a leader in multiple sclerosis (MS) research, was named chair of neurology at the School of Medicine and chief of neurology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, effective September 1.An...

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Psychiatry professor named chair

Psychiatry professor named chair

John H. Krystal, M.D. ’84, was named chair of the Department of Psychiatry, effective July 1. Krystal, the Robert L. McNeil, Jr., Professor of Translational Research, will also serve as chief of...

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Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., the Bridget Flaherty Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology, received the William S. Middleton Award, the highest scientific honor bestowed by the Department of Veterans Affairs, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington in April. The award includes a cash prize of $150,000 in...

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Faculty Elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering

Eleven Yale faculty members, including six from the School of Medicine, were elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in April in recognition of their contributions to the advancement of science. Scientists and engineers elected to the academy must achieve distinction through original...

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Mark Saltzman, Ph.D., Michael Levene, Ph.D.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation awarded $125,000 in April to Yale biomedical engineers Mark Saltzman, Ph.D., chair and the Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and Michael Levene, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering, for research on...

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Michael C. Crair, Ph.D.

Michael C. Crair, Ph.D., was named the inaugural William Ziegler III Associate Professor of Vision Research at the School of Medicine this spring. Crair studies the ways in which the eye gets wired to the brain during fetal development. He uses a broad range of experimental techniques, including in vitro and in vivo...

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Pietro De Camilli, M.D., FW

Pietro De Camilli, M.D., FW ’79, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology, has received a $100,000 Distinguished Investigator Award from NARSAD, the leading charity advancing treatment of mental health disorders. The one-year grant will help support his research into the role metabolism plays in the regulation of...

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Thomas M. Gill, M.D., FW

Thomas M. Gill, M.D., FW ’94, a leading authority on the epidemiology and prevention of disability among older persons, was named the Humana Foundation Professor of Geriatric Medicine this spring. Gill is co-director of the Yale Program on Aging and of the Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center. His...

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Jeffrey R. Gruen, M.D., HS

Jeffrey R. Gruen, M.D., HS ’83, associate professor of pediatrics and genetics, has received a $5.2 million grant from the Manton Foundation in New York City to further his research on the genetics of dyslexia. Gruen’s discovery of a gene involved in dyslexia was named one of the top 10 scientific breakthroughs of...

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Susan Kaech, Ph.D.

Susan Kaech, Ph.D., assistant professor of immunobiology, is one of 50 researchers named Early Career Scientists by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). This award was created by the HHMI to fuel the creative energy of young scientists strained by reductions in federal funding in scientific research and...

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Shirleen Roeder, Ph.D.

Shirleen Roeder, Ph.D., professor of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Genetics, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been named to the National Academy of Sciences. Roeder is at the forefront of scientific research in molecular genetics; she was part of...

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Michael Sernyak, M.D., HS

Michael Sernyak, M.D., HS ’87, professor of psychiatry, was appointed director of the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC), effective July 1. Sernyak was nominated by Yale University and appointed by Thomas Kirk, Ph.D., the commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Sernyak,...

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