Faculty

Rimar appointed medical director of Yale Faculty Practice

Stephen Rimar, M.D., HS ’83-87, vice chair for finance and administration in the Department of Anesthesiology, has been appointed medical director of the Yale Faculty Practice, the organization that manages the clinical activities of more than 650 Yale physicians.Rimar, a 1977 graduate of Yale College who received his medical degree from George Washington University, is board certified in pediatrics and anesthesiology and was chief resident of the Pediatric Primary Care Center at Yale before joining the faculty in 1988. He founded the section of pediatric anesthesia and was the first medical director of the pediatric surgery center. He has taken an active leadership role in a range of Faculty Practice...

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Notes

With an eye for detail, an expert on the lung shares his life’s work

In a basement office in Brady Memorial Laboratory, the evidence of a half-century of lung cancer research clutters the shelves, pours from filing cabinets and covers the desk and nearly every flat surface. The remaining spaces are filled with a few unremarkable pieces of office furniture, several microscopes and...

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Donaghue Foundation selects five investigators for long-term support

Five researchers have been awarded $100,000-a-year, five-year grants from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation. The foundation’s first awards through the Donaghue Investigator Program for Health-Related Research were announced in November. The researchers are:Mark B. Gerstein, Ph.D.,...

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George K. Aghajanian, M.D.

George K. Aghajanian, M.D., professor of psychiatry and pharmacology, received the 1998 Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia in October from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression at a gala dinner in New York.

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Vincent A.T. Andriole, M.D.

Vincent A.T. Andriole, M.D., HS professor of medicine, received the 1998 Bristol Award in November at the Infectious Diseases Society of America’s annual meeting in Denver. The award is granted in recognition of a career reflecting major accomplishments and contributions through teaching in an area of infectious...

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Amy Arnsten, Ph.D., Ralph E. Hoffman, M.D., Scott W. Woods, M.D.

Amy Arnsten, Ph.D., research scientist in neurobiology, Ralph E. Hoffman, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, and Scott W. Woods, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and diagnostic radiology, received 1998 Independent Investigator Awards from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression....

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James L. Boyer, M.D.

James L. Boyer, M.D. ’78, professor of medicine, received the Distinguished Achievement Award in November from the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases in honor of his ongoing scientific contributions to the field of liver diseases and to the scientific foundations of hepatology.

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Yung-Chi Cheng, Ph.D.

Yung-Chi Cheng, Ph.D., the Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology and medicine, received the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Award in Experimental Therapeutics for 1999. The award, funded by Hoffman-LaRoche Inc. is given annually for the purpose of recognizing and stimulating...

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Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D

Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and assistant investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was one of 17 researchers honored by the National Academy of Sciences. Doudna received a $15,000 Award for Initiative in Research for her pioneering studies, which have...

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Stephen C. Edberg, Ph.D.

In October, Stephen C. Edberg, Ph.D., professor of laboratory medicine and medicine, was appointed United States delegate to the Codex Alimentarious Commission (CAC). Edberg was chosen for his internationally recognized work in the field of microbial health risk assessment. The CAC is the body of the United Nations...

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John A. Elefteriades, M.D.

John A. Elefteriades, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the section of cardiothoracic surgery, delivered an invited address on Surgical Revascularization for Failing Hearts  during the plenary sessions of the American Heart Association’s 71st Annual Meeting in Dallas in November. Elefteriades also spoke on this...

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Gerald H. Friedland, M.D.

Gerald H. Friedland, M.D., professor of medicine and epidemiology, was honored on World AIDS Day in December with the Connecticut Department of Public Health’s 10th annual AIDS Leadership Award. Friedland was honored for his work in research, administration and policy development, as well as for providing exceptional...

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Siegfried J. Kra, M.D.

Siegfried J. Kra, M.D., associate clinical professor of medicine, conducted a symposium on hypertension in October in Windsor, Conn., sponsored by Zeneca Pharmaceuticals.

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John M. Leventhal, M.D.

John M. Leventhal, M.D., professor of pediatrics and a member of the Child Study Center faculty, received the 1998 Research Award from the Ambulatory Pediatric Association, which represents almost 2,000 pediatric academic generalists in the United States. Leventhal received this award for his research on risk factors...

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Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Genetics and professor of medicine, genetics, and molecular biophysics and biochemistry, delivered two lectures as part of the 1998 Holiday Lectures on Science for high school students sponsored by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The lectures—Telltale...

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Stephen E. Malawista, M.D.

Stephen E. Malawista, M.D., professor of medicine, was awarded an honorary doctorate (Docteur Honoris Causa) by the Université René Descartes in Paris in December. Malawista is known for his work on motile and killing functions of white blood cells in the context of the inflammatory response, the mechanism of action...

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Bruce McClennan, M.D.

Bruce McClennan, M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology, was elected to the Board of Directors of the Academy of Radiology Research in November. The academy’s focus is on radiology as a discipline committed to research and the translation of research advances into higher-quality and more cost-effective patient care....

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Ira S. Mellman, Ph.D.

Ira S. Mellman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and immunobiology and director of the Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, was named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cell Biology (JCB) in March by Arnold Levine, Ph.D., president of The Rockefeller University. Mellman replaces Norton B. Gilula, Ph.D., of...

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James R. Merikangas, M.D., HS

James R. Merikangas, M.D., HS ’71-72, lecturer in psychiatry, was elected president of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists in October at its annual meeting in New Orleans.

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Sara C. Rockwell, Ph.D

Sara C. Rockwell, Ph.D., professor of therapeutic radiology and pharmacology, received the John Yuhas Award in October from the University of Pennsylvania in recognition of her outstanding research in radiation biology. The award was presented to Rockwell after she delivered the John Yuhas Memorial Lecture on...

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Martin W. Sklaire, M.D.

Martin W. Sklaire, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics, was presented the 1998 Milton J.E. Senn Award by the American Academy of Pediatrics in recognition of his achievement in the field of school health. Sklaire, also a school physician in the Madison, Clinton, Hamden and Saybrook school systems in Connecticut,...

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Brian R. Smith, M.D.

Brian R. Smith, M.D., professor of laboratory medicine, pediatrics and medicine (bone marrow transplantation), has been appointed assistant chief of laboratory medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Frans J.Th. Wackers, M.D.

Frans J.Th. Wackers, M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and medicine and director of cardiovascular nuclear imaging, was awarded the Eugene H. Drake Award in February by the American Heart Association’s New England Affiliate. In March, he received the 1999 Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of...

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Eiji Yanagisawa, M.D., Dewey A. Christmas, M.D., HS

Eiji Yanagisawa, M.D., clinical professor of surgery (otolaryngology), presented two video programs in October during the Motion Picture Session in Otorhinolaryngology at the Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in Orlando. In November, he was an invited lecturer at the 50th Anniversary Congress of...

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