Faculty

New physiology chair appointed

New physiology chair appointed

Michael J. Caplan, M.D. ’87, Ph.D. ’87, was appointed chair of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, effective April 1. Caplan is an expert in membrane trafficking and the regulation...

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Immunobiologist named to National Academy

Immunobiologist named to National Academy

Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D., the David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in April for...

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Notes

Twelve members of the Yale faculty, including 10 from the School of Medicine, were elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in April. Election is based on scientific and engineering distinction achieved through significant contributions, both theoretical and applied. The newly elected Yale faculty members are Michael J. Caplan, M.D. ’87, Ph.D. ’87, chair and C.N.H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology; Michael Cappello, M.D., professor of pediatrics, microbial pathogenesis, and epidemiology and public health, and director of the Yale World Fellows program; Richard E. Carson, Ph.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and of biomedical engineering, and director of the Yale pet center; Sir Peter Crane, Ph.D., Carl W. Knobloch Jr. Dean of the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and professor of botany;Durland Fish, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases); David A. Hafler, M.D., M.Sc., chair and Gilbert H. Glaser Professor of Neurology; Karl L. Insogna, M.D., professor of medicine (endocrinology) and director of the Yale Bone Center; Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology (chronic diseases); Carolyn M. Mazure, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and psychology and associate dean for faculty affairs;Lisa D. Pfefferle, Ph.D., C. Baldwin Sawyer Professor of Engineering; G. Shirleen Roeder, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and professor of genetics; and Robert J. Schoelkopf, Ph.D., William A. Norton Professor of Applied Physics and Physics.


Joseph E. Craft

Joseph E. Craft, M.D., HS ’77, FW ’85, professor of medicine and of immunobiology, chief of rheumatology, and director of investigative medicine, was appointed the Paul B. Beeson Professor of Medicine in February. Craft is an internationally recognized expert on the pathogenesis of systemic autoimmune diseases. He and...

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Liana Fraenkel

Liana Fraenkel, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine, received the 2009 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Henry Kunkel Young Investigator Award, which recognizes a young scientist (under 45) for outstanding contributions to basic or clinical science. The award was presented on October 17, 2009, at the...

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John H. Krystal

John H. Krystal, M.D. ’84, HS ’88, is one of six mental health professionals to receive an award from the American College of Psychiatrists at its annual meeting in February. Krystal, the Robert L. McNeil Jr. Professor of Translational Research and chair of the Department of Psychiatry, received the Stanley Dean...

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Robert S. Sherwin

Robert S. Sherwin, M.D., FW ’74, the C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine, was appointed chief of endocrinology in the Department of Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and the School of Medicine in March. Sherwin also directs the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation and the Diabetes Endocrinology Research...

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Frank Slack

Frank Slack, Ph.D., professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, was appointed director of Yale Cancer Center’s Genetics and Genomics Research Program this spring. Slack uses the roundworm C. elegans to study the role of microRNAs in gene expression. His research has shown that the human...

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William V. Tamborlane

William V. Tamborlane, M.D., FW ’77, professor of pediatrics (endocrinology) and a world-renowned pioneer in the understanding and treatment of childhood diabetes and related disorders, received the Outstanding Physician Clinician Award from the American Diabetes Association in June, one of the association’s highest...

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David M. Walker

David M. Walker, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics (emergency department), has been awarded a 2010-2011 Fulbright grant by the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. Walker will be based at the pediatric emergency service of the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in...

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Mary L. Warner

Mary L. Warner, M.M.Sc., PA-C, associate dean and program director, Yale Physician Associate Program, and assistant professor of medicine, has been appointed to a four-year term on the board of directors of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Her term began in January 2010....

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Robert White Jr.

Robert White Jr., M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and director of the Yale Vascular Malformation Center, traveled to Buenos Aires in March for the signing of an agreement to establish the first center in Latin America to treat hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia, a rare vascular disease. The center will be a...

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