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Noted chemist is named provost

Noted chemist is named provost

Andrew Hamilton becomes second scientist named to Yale’s top academic post.

Ask Andrew D. Hamilton, Ph.D., Yale’s new provost, if it’s an accident that both he and his immediate predecessor are scientists, and he chuckles. He points out that it took three centuries for the university to name its first scientist, Susan Hockfield, Ph.D.—who left Yale to become president of the Massachusetts...

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New finance officer crosses country to assume post at Yale

New finance officer crosses country to assume post at Yale

Jaclyne W. Boyden, a senior administrator at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), has been named deputy...

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Three named to endowed professorships

Three named to endowed professorships

The university named three members of the faculty at the medical school to endowed professorships in 2004.Robert J....

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Notes

Charles H. Cha, M.D.

Charles H. Cha, M.D., assistant professor of surgery (gastroenterology), has received a two-year, $200,000 Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award from the American Geriatrics Society. Cha will investigate the effects of aging on tumor angiogenesis and growth.

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Gilbert H. Glaser, M.D., Sc.D.

Gilbert H. Glaser, M.D., Sc.D., professor emeritus of neurology, received honorary-member status in the American Neurological Association in October. The honor is awarded to those who have made unique contributions to neurology and neuroscience as investigator and teacher.

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Roberto J. Groszmann, M.D.

Roberto J. Groszmann, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Section of Digestive Diseases at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, received the 2004 Ismar Boas medal from the German Society of Digestive and Metabolic Diseases in September in Leipzig, Germany.

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Susan E. Hardy, M.D., FW

Susan E. Hardy, M.D., FW ’04, instructor in geriatric medicine, has received a 2004 Pfizer/AGS Foundation for Health in Aging Junior Faculty Scholars Award for Research on Health Outcomes in Geriatrics. Hardy will receive $130,000 over two years to continue her research into transitions between disability and...

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Janet B. Henrich, M.D.

Janet B. Henrich, M.D., associate professor of medicine and of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences, received a 2004 Scholarship in Medical Education Award, in the category of Scholarship of Integration, from the Society of General Internal Medicine.

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Judith H. Lichtman, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Judith H. Lichtman, Ph.D., M.P.H. ’88, assistant professor of epidemiology in the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, has received a three-year, nearly $959,000 Health Protection Research Initiative grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a study of the burden of cardiovascular disease in...

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Albert C. Lo, M.D., Ph.D., HS

Albert C. Lo, M.D., Ph.D., HS ’01, assistant clinical professor of neurology, received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy at a reception at the White House in September. Lo was honored for his contributions to new therapeutic...

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Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D.

Susan T. Mayne, Ph.D., professor of epidemiology in the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, was appointed to the nutrition subcommittee of the Food Advisory Committee of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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John A. Persing, M.D

John A. Persing, M.D., professor of surgery (plastic) and neurosurgery, will begin his term as chair of the American Board of Plastic Surgery in May. Persing, who is just finishing his term as president of the American Association of Academic Chairmen in Plastic Surgery, has been chief of plastic surgery at Yale since...

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Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D.

Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry, pharmacology and neurobiology, has received a $100,000 Independent Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression for a project on new antidepressant targets in the brain. Picciotto will study the antidepressant...

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Teresa A. Ponn, M.D.

Teresa A. Ponn, M.D., assistant clinical professor of surgery, has been named associate director for breast surgery at the Yale-New Haven Breast Center. In a private practice in the New Haven area since 1985, Ponn has focused on caring for patients with breast malignancies.

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Charles M. Radding, M.D.

A symposium in September honored the lifetime work of Charles M. Radding, M.D., professor of genetics and molecular biophysics and biochemistry, who retired last fall. During his 37 years at Yale Radding focused his research on recombination, making major contributions to both theory and experimentation. Radding is a...

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Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D.

Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics and a member of the Child Study Center, received the Townsend Harris Medal from her alma mater, the City College of New York, in November. The medal honors distinguished alumni.

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Robert S. Sherwin, M.D., FW

Robert S. Sherwin, M.D., FW ’74, the C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine, has received the Long-Standing Achievement Award from the Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp. for his role in developing insulin pump therapy, a crucial advance in diabetes care. He received the award in September in Munich, Germany, at the...

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Stephen G. Waxman, Ph.D., M.D.

Stephen G. Waxman, Ph.D., M.D., professor and chair of neurology, pharmacology and neurobiology, has been named the first recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s Stephen C. Reingold Award for 2004. The award recognizes the contributions of Stephen C. Reingold, Ph.D., who, until his recent retirement,...

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Barry L. Zaret, M.D.

A symposium, “Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery,” was held in October to honor Barry L. Zaret, M.D., the Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine, who stepped down last year as chief of the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine after 26 years.

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Heping Zhang, Ph.D.

Heping Zhang, Ph.D., professor of public health (biostatistics), has received two grants totaling $1.5 million over five years from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. He will use the grants to develop statistical methods for identifying candidate genes for nicotine dependence, drug use and psychiatric conditions.

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