Faculty

New deputy director at Yale Cancer Center

New deputy director at Yale Cancer Center

Edward Chu, M.D., was named deputy director of Yale Cancer Center (YCC), effective January 1. He succeeds José Costa, M.D., who has filled the post for the past 10 years. Costa will remain on the faculty as a professor of pathology and of medicine, vice chair of the Department of Pathology and director of anatomic...

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Pediatrician named to research society

Pediatrician named to research society

A Yale pediatrician is among 27 of the nation’s foremost experts in global health who will band together to advocate...

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Professor honored with prestigious award

Professor honored with prestigious award

Gerhard H. Giebisch, M.D., professor emeritus and senior research scientist in cellular and molecular physiology,...

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Notes

The Yale Corporation made the following appointments in the Department of Surgery at its December meeting: the chair of the department, Robert Udelsman, M.D., M.B.A., was named the William H. Carmalt Professor of Surgery; John A. Elefteriades, M.D. ’76,HS ’81, FW ’83, chief of cardiothoracic surgery, was named the William W.L. Glenn Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and Ronald R. Salem, M.D., was named the Lampman Professor of Surgery.


Sidney J. Blatt, Ph.D.

Sidney J. Blatt, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and psychology and chief of the psychology section in the Department of Psychiatry, has received the Mary S. Sigourney Award from the Mary S. Sigourney Award Trust, for distinguished contributions to psychoanalytic theory and research. The Sigourney Award, considered the...

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James P. Comer, M.D.

James P. Comer, M.D., the Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry, is the winner of the 2007 Grawemeyer Award for Education, the University of Louisville announced in November. The award carries a $200,000 cash prize, the highest in the field of education. Comer established the School Development Program in 1968, a...

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David C. Cone, M.D.

David C. Cone, M.D., associate professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and epidemiology, was installed as president of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) in January. The NAEMSP promotes excellence in emergency medical services in out-of-hospital settings.

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Linda Degutis, M.S.N. ’82, Dr.Ph. ’94

Linda Degutis, M.S.N. ’82, Dr.Ph. ’94, associate professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and public health (environmental health sciences), has been named president-elect of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She will begin her term in the fall of 2007. The APHA represents more than 50,000 members in...

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Michael Green, M.D

Michael Green, M.D., associate professor of medicine, has been selected as a Kimball Scholar by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Green will develop an Internet-based portfolio that allows the board’s diplomates to document the characteristics, pursuit and application of their clinical questions, in order to...

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Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D.

Alan E. Kazdin, Ph.D., the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, has been named president of the American Psychological Association, the largest association of psychologists worldwide. Kazdin, who also directs the Yale Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic, began his leadership of the 150,000-member organization...

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Anthony Koleske, Ph.D.

Anthony Koleske, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and of neurobiology at the School of Medicine, received the $500,000 Established Investigator Award from the American Heart Association in January. The award will fund Koleske’s research on the mechanisms that allow cells to sense...

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

Richard P. Lifton, Ph.D., M.D., Sterling Professor of Genetics, chair of genetics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, received the 2006 Robert Tigerstedt Award at the 21st Biennial Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension in Fukuoka, Japan, in October. Lifton was cited for his...

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Joel Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

Joel Rosenbaum, Ph.D., professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and a faculty member since 1967, received the 2006 E.B. Wilson Medal, the American Society for Cell Biology’s highest honor for scientific research in November. The honor recognizes significant advances over a lifetime in the...

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Craig R. Roy, Ph.D.

Craig R. Roy, Ph.D., associate professor of microbial pathogenesis, has received the 2007 Eli Lilly and Company Research Award from the American Society for Microbiology. This award recognizes fundamental research of unusual merit in microbiology or immunology by an individual on the threshold of his or her career.

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Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D.

Thomas A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, received the 11th Keio Medical Science Prize on November 1 at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan. Steitz was honored for research that produced the first X-ray crystallographic imaging of the large 50S ribosomal subunit in 2000.

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Robert I. White Jr., M.D.

Robert I. White Jr., M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology, received the Leaders in Innovation Award from the Society of Interventional Radiology at the group’s annual meeting in Seattle in March. The award recognizes society members who have originated and implemented an idea that has had an advantageous impact on...

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