Faculty

Shaw prize for protein folding studies

Shaw prize for protein folding studies

Arthur Horwich, M.D., HS ’78, Sterling Professor of Genetics, professor of pediatrics, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, received the Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine in May. Horwich is a co-winner, with his longtime collaborator Franz-Ulrich Hartl, M.D., Ph.D., of the Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, for their research on how proteins fold into their functional state. The award, which comes with a $1 million prize, was announced by the Shaw Prize Foundation in Hong Kong.Horwich and Hartl found that specialized proteins called chaperonins help proteins fold correctly within the cell. Their findings have...

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Pediatric chair named after national search

Pediatric chair named after national search

George Lister, M.D. ’73, HS ’75, has been named chair of pediatrics, chief of pediatrics at...

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Two named to National Academy of Sciences

Two named to National Academy of Sciences

Two Yale professors were elected to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in May. Jorge Galán,...

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Two faculty members take jobs in Washington

Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry, has accepted a political...

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Notes

Diane Krause and Melinda Pettigrew

Diane Krause, M.D., Ph.D., professor of laboratory medicine, of cell biology, and of pathology, and associate director of the Yale Stem Cell Center, and Melinda M. Pettigrew, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases), and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Public Health, have...

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Fifteen Yale faculty members, including 11 from the School of Medicine, were inducted into the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in May at the academy’s annual meeting. The inductees from the School of Medicine are Susan J. Baserga, M.D. ’88, Ph.D. ’88, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry,...

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Henry Binder

Henry Binder, M.D., FW ’65, senior research scientist and professor emeritus of medicine, received the Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award in Clinical Science from the NYU School of Medicine in May. The award goes to a graduate of the NYU School of Medicine who has distinguished himself or herself by...

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Peter Cresswell

Peter Cresswell, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology, professor of cell biology and of dermatology, and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, received the AAI-Life Technologies Meritorious Career Award in May from the American Association of Immunologists for his contributions in the area of...

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Jonathan Demb

Jonathan Demb, Ph.D., associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science and of cellular and molecular physiology, received the Cogan Award in May from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. The award recognizes a researcher who is 40 or younger who has made important contributions to research...

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John A. Elefteriades

John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76, HS ’83, the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery, was elected to the International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences. The academy provides the organizational structure for worldwide sharing of research and educational information in the field of heart health.

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Jack Elias

Jack Elias, M.D., professor of medicine and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, delivered the J. Burns Amberson Lecture at this year’s American Thoracic Society 2012 International Conference in San Francisco in May. This lecture honors individuals who have made major lifetime contributions to clinical or...

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Myron Genel

Myron Genel, M.D., professor emeritus and senior research scientist in pediatrics, has received the 2012 Stepping Up for Children Award from the Stepping Stones Museum for Children in Norwalk, Conn. The award recognizes individuals, nonprofit organizations, or companies that demonstrate a commitment to improving and...

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Valentina Greco

Valentina Greco, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics, is the recipient of a 2012 Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society to support her project, “Stem Cell Deregulation during Tumor Regression.”

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Tamas Horvath

Tamas Horvath, D.V.M., Ph.D., chair of the Section of Comparative Medicine and director of the Yale Program in Integrative Cell Signaling and Neurobiology of Metabolism, received the 2012 Ernst Oppenheimer Award in June, one of the Endocrine Society’s Laureate Awards. Horvath’s work over the last 15 years has played a...

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Joan A. Steitz

Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, received the degree of doctor of science honoris causa from Rockefeller University in June. Steitz is best known for discovering and defining the function of small nuclear ribonucleoproteins, cellular complexes that play a key role in...

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Hugh Taylor

Hugh Taylor, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, was selected by the Endometriosis Foundation of America as its 2012 honoree in March.

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Howard Zonana

Howard Zonana, M.D., professor of psychiatry, received the 2012 Isaac Ray Award from the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law in May. This honor was awarded for Zonana’s decades of leadership and outstanding achievements in forensic psychiatry.

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