Faculty

Nancy Angoff named associate dean for student affairs

Nancy R. Angoff, M.P.H. ’81, M.D. ’90, H.S. ’90-93, an assistant clinical professor of medicine who began her career in medicine after raising a family and working as a teacher and guidance counselor, has been named associate dean for student affairs.Dr. Angoff specializes in treatment of patients with HIV and will...

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High honors for psychiatric research

Nine School of Medicine researchers have been awarded grants from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia...

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Pathology chair becomes department’s first Yesner Professor

Jon S. Morrow, M.D., professor and chair of pathology, and professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology,...

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Notes

Richard J. Antaya, M.D.

Richard J. Antaya, M.D., an authority in skin disorders affecting children, joined the faculty of the departments of Dermatology and Pediatrics in September. Dr. Antaya received his B.S. degree in chemistry from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1985, and received his M.D. degree at Tufts University in 1989. He...

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Michael B. Bracken, Ph.D., M.P.H. ’70

Michael B. Bracken, Ph.D., M.P.H. ’70, professor and head of chronic disease epidemiology and professor of neurology, obstetrics and gynecology, gave the keynote speech at the 37th annual meeting of the International Medical Society of Paraplegia in June in Brazil. The theme of the talk was current and future...

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Erol Fikrig, M.D.

Erol Fikrig, M.D., associate professor of internal medicine, was a recipient of a $750,000, five-year grant from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. The Clinical Scientist Awards were given for the first time this year and went to 10 U.S. and Canadian researchers to foster the transfer of knowledge between basic research and...

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Heidi L. Gaspary, M.D.

Heidi L. Gaspary, M.D., Gilbert Glaser Fellow in Epilepsy and chief resident in neurology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has been named the 10th annual winner of the Hugh Dwyer Award. The award, presented by Dr. Dwyer’s widow, Dorothea Peck, M.D. ’43, is given each year to a senior resident who consistently demonstrates...

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Roberto J. Groszmann, M.D., F.R.C.P.

An international, multicenter study headed by Roberto J. Groszmann, M.D., F.R.C.P., professor of medicine at Yale and chief of the digestive disease section at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, will be funded by a $2.5 million grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The...

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Joseph F. Hoffman, Ph.D.

Joseph F. Hoffman, Ph.D., Eugene Higgins Professor of Physiology and a member of the faculty since 1965, was honored for his work studying membrane transport and cellular physiology in April with the Yale Science and Engineering Association Award for the Advancement of Basic and Applied Science.

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Peter J. Hotez, M.D.

Peter J. Hotez, M.D., associate professor of epidemiology and pediatrics (infectious diseases), was named visiting professor at the Peking Union Medical College in Beijing in February. In 1996 he was also named visiting professor at the Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine. Dr....

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David A. Kessler, M.D

Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., has accepted an invitation from the Mayday Fund to serve as honorary chair of its newly formed National Advisory Committee. Mayday, a New York-based philanthropy, is dedicated to reducing the profound human problems associated with pain and its consequences. In his role as honorary chair,...

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The Surgeon’s Surgeon: Theodor Bilroth (1829-1894) volume IV

by Karel B. Abolson, M.D. ’52, Kabel Publishers (Rockville, Md.) 1998.

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Siegfried J. Kra, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine Siegfried J. Kra, M.D., F.A.C.P., was a guest lecturer at the Trumbull College Fellows Luncheon in April. His talk entitled Ill and Deranged Leaders That Changed Our World, is also the subject of his 13th book which is in preparation. He also toured the country in late 1997,...

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Marc I. Lorber, M.D

Marc I. Lorber, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the section of organ transplantation and immunology in the Department of Surgery, was elected in June to serve a two-year term on the board of directors of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS). A private, nonprofit organization, UNOS unifies...

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Frederick Naftolin, M.D., D.Phil.

Frederick Naftolin, M.D., D.Phil., professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology, and director of the Center for Research in Reproductive Biology, was admitted to Britain’s Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in September. Dr. Naftolin was also elected president of the North American Menopause...

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Eric J. Nestler, Ph.D., M.D., HS

Eric J. Nestler, Ph.D. ’82, M.D. ’83, HS ’83-87, the Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry, Pharmacology and Neurobiology, was one of three recipients of the 1997 Robert J. and Claire Pasarow Foundation Medical Research Award. Recipients received a $35,000 prize from the Beverly Hills-based...

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Robert Rosenheck, M.D., Rani A. Hoff, M.P.H., Ph.D., Carolyn Mazure, M.D.,

Two Yale researchers, Robert Rosenheck, M.D., clinical professor of psychiatry and Rani A. Hoff, M.P.H. ’91, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in the Child Study Center, received the 1997 Excellence in Women’s Health Research Award from the National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health (NCEWH), for a series of studies on...

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Sally Shaywitz, M.D.

The Society for the Advancement of Women’s Health Research gave Professor of Pediatrics Sally Shaywitz, M.D., the 1998 Clinical Service Award for her work in the science of reading and for her advancements in the scientific understanding of gender differences in brain organization and function. Dr. Shaywitz is...

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Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE)

Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and pharmacology and chair of the Department of Neurology, was elected a member of the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE) on the basis of his internationally recognized research. He is an authority in the molecular architecture of nerve fibers...

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Barry L. Zaret, M.D.

Barry L. Zaret, M.D., the Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine, professor of radiology and chief of cardiovascular medicine, received the 1998 Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumni Achievement Award in Clinical Science from his alma mater, New York University School of Medicine. The award ceremony was part of the...

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Daniel Zelterman, Ph.D.

Daniel Zelterman, Ph.D. ’83, professor of medicine (EPH), was elected a Fellow of the American Statistical Association in August. This honor recognizes his development of models of human longevity and his continuing service to the statistical profession. Fewer than one third of one percent of all members of the...

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