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Medical school appoints new deputy dean for finance and administration

Medical school appoints new deputy dean for finance and administration

Cynthia Walker, M.B.A., has been appointed deputy dean for finance and administration at the School of Medicine. Walker comes to Yale from Harvard Medical School, where she began as a financial analyst in 1983 and served as associate dean for finance, CFO, dean for finance and executive dean for administration. She has been active in a number of national organizations, including the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Institute of CPAs.Walker has an undergraduate degree from Yale and an M.S./M.B.A. from Northeastern University. She started her new post at the medical school in January. She replaces Jaclyne Boyden, who...

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Six faculty honored as AAAS fellows

Six faculty honored as AAAS fellows

Six faculty members in the biomedical sciences were honored as fellows of the American Association...

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Three Yale scholars have won the 2008 University of Louisville’s Grawemeyer Award in Education for...

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Sven-Eric Jordt, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmacology, and Susan Kaech, Ph.D., assistant...

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Notes

Peter S. Aronson, M.D., FW ’77

Peter S. Aronson, M.D., FW ’77, the C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine and professor of cellular and molecular physiology, has been named the 2008 Carl W. Gottschalk Distinguished Lecturer of the American Physiological Society Renal Section. He delivered a lecture in April at the Experimental Biology Meeting in San...

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Paul G. Barash, M.D.

Paul G. Barash, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, received the Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in October. This honor is accorded to physicians who have achieved a high level of excellence in their careers through research, public policy, development of...

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Michael Cappello, M.D.

Michael Cappello, M.D., professor of pediatrics, of microbial pathogenesis and of epidemiology and public health, was named recipient of this year’s Bailey K. Ashford Medal from the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. The award is given each year for distinguished work in tropical medicine to a...

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Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D.

Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at Yale Cancer Center, was presented with a 2007 FREDDIE Special Award for Public Service by MediMedia Information Technologies at their annual gala in Philadelphia on November 2. The award honors his leadership in cancer research and...

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David A. Fiellin, M.D.

David A. Fiellin, M.D., associate professor of medicine, was elected to the board of directors of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD). CPDD is the premier membership organization for NIH-funded researchers addressing drug dependence and abuse.

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Richard Flavell, Ph.D.

Richard Flavell, Ph.D., professor of immunobiology, received the Rabbi Shai Shacknai Memorial Prize and Lectureship in Immunology and Cancer Research for 2008 from the Lautenberg Center of Hebrew University in Jerusalem in January. The prize recognizes and brings outstanding investigators in immunology or cancer...

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Erin Lavik, Ph.D.

Erin Lavik, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering, was honored by the Connecticut Technology Council as one of their 2008 Women of Innovation. The annual event honors Connecticut women for their achievements as small-business owners, entrepreneurs, researchers, community leaders and innovators. Lavik...

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James F. Leckman, M.D.

James F. Leckman, M.D., was honored in October by NARSAD, the world’s leading charity dedicated to mental health research. Leckman, the Neison Harris Professor of Child Psychiatry, Psychiatry, Psychology and Pediatrics and director of the Child Study Center, received the Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in...

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Robert J. Levine, M.D.

Robert J. Levine, M.D., professor of medicine, has been appointed to the National Academy of Sciences’ Panel on Collecting, Storing, Accessing, and Protecting Social Survey Data Containing Biological Measures. The panel has been asked to provide recommendations for best practices, procedures and guidance for funding...

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

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., chair and Sterling Professor of Genetics, received the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences in April for discovering genes that cause many forms of high and low blood pressure. The prize, given by a worldwide publisher of medical and scientific books, consists of a $25,000 grant and an...

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Thomas H. McGlashan, M.D

Thomas H. McGlashan, M.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the Yale Psychiatric Institute, has received the Stanley Dean Award for Research in Schizophrenia from the American College of Psychiatrists (ACP). The award is presented annually to an individual or group that has made major contributions to the...

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Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D.

Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., professor of immunobiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has received a Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists from the New York Academy of Sciences. Medzhitov studies the way in which the human immune system detects and subsequently becomes activated by infection. The...

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Alexander Neumeister, M.D.

Alexander Neumeister, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Molecular Imaging Program of the Clinical Neuroscience Division, has received a five-year, $600,000 Investigator Award from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation for Health-Related Research. The funding...

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Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.

Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., received the Jacob P.Waletzky Memorial Award for Innovative Research in Drug Addiction and Alcoholism in November. The award is supported by the Waletzky family and the Philanthropic Collaborative at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The Society for Neuroscience confers this award on a...

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Jennifer Prah Ruger, Ph.D.

Jennifer Prah Ruger, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Division of Global Health at the School of Public Health, has received a five-year, $600,000 Investigator Award from the Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation for Health-Related Research. The funding will support Ruger’s study of ways...

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Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and of cellular and molecular physiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, is the 2008 recipient of the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award in recognition of his contributions to the fields of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus. The award is...

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Dennis D. Spencer, M.D., HS

Dennis D. Spencer, M.D., HS ’77, chair and the Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neurosurgery, was elected president of the 3,000-member American Epilepsy Society (AES) during the organization’s annual meeting in Philadelphia in December. AES is the professional society for physicians and scientists who study and...

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