Faculty

Medical school creates new deputy dean position for education

Robert H. Gifford, M.D., H.S. '67, who has served as associate dean for medical education and student affairs for the past 12 years, became the School of Medicine's first deputy dean for education on July 1.The appointment was announced by Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., who said the new position stresses the importance of education among the school's three core missions. Deputy dean positions for research and patient care were created in 1995. “There should be no doubt that the teaching and educational mission of the school is certainly on a par with both clinical affairs and scientific affairs,” Dean Kessler said. “Nor is there doubt in...

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One less car on the road

For the past four years Raymond Aten, Ph.D., a research scientist in obstetrics and gynecology, has...

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Portrait of a pioneer

A portrait recently added to the walls of the School of Medicine honors Dorothy M. Horstmann, M.D.,...

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Moment of reflection

In a ceremony Feb. 11 in the Beaumont Room University officials unveiled a portrait of Gerard N....

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Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D.

Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., director of the Yale Cancer Center and professor of internal medicine (oncology) and of epidemiology and public health, has been awarded the Commendatore Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy. The medal, a high honor bestowed by the Italian government, was presented at a ceremony in...

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Robert M. Donaldson Jr., M.D.

Robert M. Donaldson Jr., M.D., David Paige Smith Emeritus Professor of Medicine, was honored in April when the VA Connecticut Healthcare System West Haven Campus named the new education center in his honor for his contribution to education in the service of patients.

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John A. Elefteriades, M.D.

John A. Elefteriades, M.D., professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery, was elected a founding director of the Heritage Foundation, which subsumes the former New York, Connecticut and New Jersey Chapters of the American Heart Association. He is the only surgeon on the board. Dr. Elefteriades also delivered an...

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The American Association for the Advancement of Science

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) elected as fellows in the Section of Medical Sciences, Myron Genel, M.D., associate dean for government and community affairs and professor of pediatrics/pediatric endocrinology; Martin E. Gordon, M.D. '46, clinical professor of medicine; and Karl L....

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Peter M. Glazer, M.D.

Peter M. Glazer, M.D., associate professor of therapeutic radiology, received the Michael Fry Young Investigator award at the annual meeting of the Radiation Research Society in April. This is the most prestigious award made by the society.

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Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H.

Sharon K. Inouye, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine, was presented the 1998 Otsuka/American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Outstanding Scientific Achievement for Clinical Investigation Award by the AGS at their annual meeting in May in New York. Dr. Inouye was recognized for her achievements in clinical research...

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Michael Kashgarian, M.D.

Michael Kashgarian, M.D., professor of pathology and biology, received the James Colangelo Achievement Award by the National Kidney Foundation of Connecticut in May. The award recognizes medical professionals who have substantially improved the quality of life for renal or urologic patients. Dr. Kashgarian is...

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Daniel M. Koenigsberg, M.D.

Daniel M. Koenigsberg, M.D., associate clinical professor in the Child Study Center, was promoted to vice chairman of psychiatry at the Hospital of St. Raphael, where he is also section chief of the hospital's child and adolescent psychiatry division.

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Robert G. LaCamera, M.D.

Robert G. LaCamera, M.D., clinical professor of pediatrics and pediatric nurse practitioner program (primary care), was presented the second annual Children's Health and Wellbeing Award by ConnectiCare Inc. Dr. LaCamera, who retired from private practice last year as a New Haven pediatrician devoted to caring for...

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

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, genetics and molecular biophysics and biochemistry, has been named this year's recipient of the Homer Smith Award of the American Society of Nephrology for his laboratory's research into the molecular genetics of hypertension and kidney disease. The award, the...

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Bruce McClennan, M.D

Bruce McClennan, M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology, was elected secretary of the American Roentgen Ray Society at the society's 98th annual scientific and education meeting in San Francisco in April. Dr. McClennan began his five-year term April 30. The American Roentgen Ray Society was founded in 1900 and is...

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Joseph P. McGuirk, D.O.

The Yale Cancer Center has inaugurated a revolutionary bone marrow transplantation procedure between partially mismatched, related donors. Joseph P. McGuirk, D.O., associate research scientist in internal medicine (oncology), has been named assistant director for Allogeneic Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation at...

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Ira Mellman, Ph.D.

Ira Mellman, Ph.D., professor of cell biology and immunology and director of the Program in Biological and Biomedical Sciences, has been awarded the Newton-Abraham Visiting Professorship in Medical, Biological and Chemical Sciences at the University of Oxford for the 1998-1999 academic year. Dr. Mellman plans to...

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Victor J. Navarro, M.D.

Victor J. Navarro, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, was honored in April by the American Liver Foundation for his contributions to the work of its Connecticut chapter.

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Kyle D. Pruett, M.D.

Kyle D. Pruett, M.D., clinical professor of child psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center and the School of Nursing, has been named president of Zero to Three, a national nonprofit organization of pediatricians and child development specialists who share new knowledge about children's early development with parents,...

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Carolyn W. Slayman, Ph.D.

Carolyn W. Slayman, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Genetics and Cellular and Molecular Physiology and deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs, has been appointed to a 15 member panel that will analyze the peer-review system at the National Institutes of Health. The system includes study sections which evaluate...

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Howard M. Spiro, M.D.

Howard M. Spiro, M.D., director of the Program for Humanities in Medicine and professor of internal medicine (digestive diseases), was among noted speakers at a March 2 convocation in Vienna marking the 60th anniversary of the dismissal of Jewish faculty members from the Vienna Medical School. In his address, The...

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David C. Ward, Ph.D.

David C. Ward, Ph.D., professor of genetics and molecular biophysics and biochemistry, was one of three Yale researchers inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in April. Dr. Ward has developed techniques called fluorescence in situ hybridization, known as FISH, that are widely used to analyze human chromosomes...

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