Faculty

New chairs appointed in three departments; clinical leadership changes

Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., has announced the appointment of three new chairs to lead the departments of Cell Biology, Pharmacology and Surgery.Ira Mellman, Ph.D., became chair of the Department of Cell Biology in December. Mellman, who earned his doctoral degree in genetics from Yale in 1978, has been on the faculty since 1981. He is a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, which provides research support to his laboratory and increasingly to Yale as a whole, and serves as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Cell Biology and on the editorial boards of Cell and The Journal of Experimental Medicine. He is also a professor of...

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Aghajanian, Hostetter elected to Institute of Medicine

George K. Aghajanian, M.D., professor of psychiatry and pharmacology, and Margaret K. Hostetter,...

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Thomas Steitz honored with Sterling Professorship

Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., internationally known for his work in X-ray crystallography, has been...

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Patricia Goldman-Rakic named Eugene Higgins Professor of Neurobiology

Patricia S. Goldman-Rakic, Ph.D., a world leader in the study of the brain’s cellular mechanisms...

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Notes

Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D.

Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and an associate investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has been chosen to receive the 2001 Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry. This award, one of three to be presented by the American Chemical Society’s...

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Thomas M. Gill, M.D.

Thomas M. Gill, M.D., associate professor of medicine and director of the Yale Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology, has been chosen to receive the 2001 Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award from the American Geriatrics Society. Gill’s research is directed toward...

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Elaine E. Grant, M.P.H. ’92, PA-C

Elaine E. Grant, M.P.H. ’92, PA-C, assistant dean and director of the Physician Associate Program, began a one-year term in January as president of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Grant is the NCCPA’s first female president and the first Association of Physician Assistant...

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David A. Kessler, M.D.

Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., received the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Public Welfare Medal in April at the NAS award ceremony in Washington. Kessler was recognized “for his courageous approach to public health issues, including insistence on the validity of drug labeling; protection of the impartiality of...

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K.J. Lee, M.D.

K.J. Lee, M.D., associate clinical professor of surgery (otolaryngology) and managing partner of the Southern New England Ear, Nose, Throat and Facial Plastic Surgery Group in New Haven, is president-elect of the American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgeons and will assume the presidency in September. Lee...

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William H. Prusoff, Ph.D.

William H. Prusoff, Ph.D., professor emeritus and senior research scientist in pharmacology, has been honored by the creation of the William Prusoff Young Investigator Lecture Award. The award, supported by an endowment by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, will be given annually by the International Society for...

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Robert A. Rosenheck, M.D., HS

Robert A. Rosenheck, M.D., HS ’77, professor of psychiatry and of epidemiology and public health, has received the Carl A. Taube Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Field of Mental Health Services Research from the Mental Health Section of the American Public Health Association. Rosenheck is a leading...

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M. Bruce Shields, M.D.

M. Bruce Shields, M.D., professor and chair of ophthalmology and visual science, has been honored by the Duke University Eye Center with a professorship in his name. The endowed chair was made possible by a $1.2 million bequest by two grateful patients. Shields served on the faculty at Duke for 25 years before coming...

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Heping Zhang, Ph.D

Heping Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and a member of the Child Study Center faculty, has been named a fellow of the American Statistical Association (ASA). Zhang was recognized at the Joint Statistical Meetings in Indiana last summer “for significant contributions to methodology in non-parametric...

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