Faculty

New university provost named

New university provost named

Benjamin Polak, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Economics, the William C. Brainard Professor of Economics, and professor of management, was appointed provost of the university in December. He replaces Peter Salovey, Ph.D., who can now focus on preparing for his next assignment as president—the role that he assumes...

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Researchers honored for immune system research

Researchers honored for immune system research

Two Yale School of Medicine researchers who study the immune system will share a 2013 Vilcek Prize for their...

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Immunologist receives inaugural prize

Immunologist receives inaugural prize

Ruslan Medzhitov, Ph.D., the David A. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute...

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Notes

Three faculty members received the distinction of Fellow from the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in February for their efforts toward advancing science applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished. Lynn Cooley, Ph.D., the C.N.H. Long Professor of Genetics and professor of cell biology and of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology; Residential College Associate Fellow in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and director of the Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences, was honored for her contributions to developmental cell biology, particularly for her analysis of oocyte growth during Drosophila oogenesis. Pietro De Camilli, M.D., FW ’79, the Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology and professor of neurobiology, was honored for contributions to the cell biology of the synapse, and the discovery of the role of phosphoinositide metabolism in the control of endocytosis. David A. McCormick, Ph.D., the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology and vice director of the Yale Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, was honored for contributions to the understanding of the cellular mechanisms by which the central nervous system generates states of activity; how these states are related to behavior; and how they are determined by the actions of neuromodulatory transmitters.


Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians

Three Yale faculty members received awards for distinguished service from the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP) at its annual meeting in Southington, Conn., in November. ACP represents more than 2,300 physicians, medical students, and residents practicing internal medicine and its...

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Paul Barash

Paul Barash, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, received the Ralph M. Waters Award from the Midwest Anesthesia Conference at its annual meeting in Chicago in November. Barash was recognized for his contributions to the development of anesthesia in learning, practice, teaching, and research.

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Richard Belitsky

Richard Belitsky, M.D., HS ’82, FW ’83, deputy dean for education, the Harold W. Jockers Associate Professor of Medical Education, and associate professor of psychiatry, was inducted into the University of Florida College of Medicine’s Wall of Fame in October. The Wall of Fame award and recognition ceremony were...

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Michael G. Caty

Michael G. Caty, M.D., recently named the Robert Pritzker Professor of Pediatric Surgery, is a noted pediatric surgeon whose clinical interests include neonatal surgery, thoracic surgery, intestinal motility disorders, pediatric surgical oncology, pediatric laparoscopy, and minimally invasive thoracic surgery. He...

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Kimberly A. Davis

Kimberly A. Davis, M.D., is the president-elect of east (Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma), the largest trauma organization in the country. Davis will be installed as president in January 2014. Her term as president-elect began in January of this year.

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Anne Eichmann

Anne Eichmann, Ph.D., has been appointed Ensign Professor of Cardiology. She is noted for her research exploring the factors that determine the location of cell growth in blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, as well as understanding how the vascular and nervous systems influence each other’s growth and function....

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T. Rob Goodman

T. Rob Goodman, M.D., vice chair of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, was appointed the department’s interim chair in January. Goodman will also fill the role of interim chief of diagnostic radiology at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His appointment follows the departure of James A. Brink, M.D., who will lead the...

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Jordan Pober

Jordan Pober, M.D. ’77, Ph.D. ’77, FW ’78, whose research focuses on the functions of vascular endothelial cells in inflammatory and immune responses and how inflammation and immunity affect vascular health and function, has been named the inaugural Bayer Professor of Translational Medicine. Bayer has established this...

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Deborah Proctor

Deborah Proctor, M.D., professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and medical director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program, received the Angel Among Us Award from the Middletown (Conn.) Elks at a meeting in November. Proctor donates much of her time to helping patients pro bono. She started the Free Flex-Sig...

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Martin A. Schwartz

Martin A. Schwartz, Ph.D., recently named the Robert Berliner Professor of Cardiology, is a noted cardiovascular researcher whose studies of cell adhesion and behavior have led to new insights into atherosclerosis and heart disease. A professor of medicine (cardiology) and of cell biology, he is affiliated with the...

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