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Psychologist to lead Graduate School

Psychologist to lead Graduate School

As dean, Peter Salovey hopes to bridge a gap that is cultural as well as geographic.

“There’s probably no farther walk on this campus than from the Sterling Hall of Medicine to the Kline Biology Tower,” says psychologist Peter Salovey, Ph.D. ’86, the new dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. For graduate students on the medical campus, isolated from fellow students in other fields, says Salovey, “this is more than just a geographical problem: it is a cultural problem.”In his new role as dean of the 760 faculty members and 2,300 students in the arts and sciences—that is, all students at Yale working toward M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees—Salovey hopes to bridge that divide and bring together graduate students separated by discipline as well as geography. He will rely to a large degree...

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Robert L. Bell, M.D.

Robert L. Bell, M.D., an assistant professor of surgery (gastroenterology) who specializes in minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, performed the first laparoscopic gastric bypass at Yale in August 2002, a month after joining the faculty. Interest in gastric bypass surgery, a technique he learned as a fellow at...

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James A. Brink, M.D., Anne McB. Curtis, M.D. ’70, HS ’75, Vladimir Neklesa, M.D., Howard P. Forman, M.D.

The Yale Medical Group recently announced the following appointments: James A. Brink, M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology, has been named interim chair of diagnostic radiology. Brink, who also holds a degree in electrical engineering, was elected to membership in the Society of Computed Body Tomography and...

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José Costa, M.D.

José Costa, M.D., deputy director of the Yale Cancer Center and professor and vice chair of pathology, was awarded the Josep Trueta Medal by the Catalan government in Barcelona in February. The medal recognizes scientists who have had a profound impact on the scientific community in Catalonia. Costa, who is the...

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Michael H. Ebert, M.D.

Michael H. Ebert, M.D., former chair of psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, was appointed professor of psychiatry at Yale, chief of staff of the VA Connecticut Healthcare System and associate dean for veterans affairs at the School of Medicine last fall. Ebert’s focus has been in clinical...

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Jack A. Elias, M.D

Jack A. Elias, M.D., the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine, received the Recognition Award for Scientific Accomplishment from the American Thoracic Society in May. The award is given to individuals for distinguished scientific contributions to the understanding, prevention and treatment of lung disease.

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Charles A. Greer, Ph.D.

Charles A. Greer, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology and co-director of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, has received the 2002 Frank Allison Linville’s R.H. Wright Award in Olfactory Research. Greer visited Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and the University of British Columbia in the...

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Charles A. Greer, Ph.D.

Charles A. Greer, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology and co-director of the Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program, has received the 2002 Frank Allison Linville’s R.H. Wright Award in Olfactory Research. Greer visited Simon Fraser University in Vancouver and the University of British Columbia in the...

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David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.

David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. ’93, associate clinical professor of health policy and administration in epidemiology and public health and director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, began writing a column on preventive medicine for Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O, in March after the magazine’s editor heard him...

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David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.

David L. Katz, M.D., M.P.H. ’93, associate clinical professor of health policy and administration in epidemiology and public health and director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, began writing a column on preventive medicine for Oprah Winfrey’s magazine, O, in March after the magazine’s editor heard him...

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Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., HS

Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D. ’55, HS ’61, clinical professor of surgery (gastroenterology), received the John P. McGovern Medal from the American Medical Writers Association for pre-eminence in medical writing. The award was presented at the group’s annual conference in San Diego in October. Nuland also received the...

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M. Bruce Shields, M.D

M. Bruce Shields, M.D., Marvin Sears Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science and chair of ophthalmology and visual science, was named chair of the American Board of Ophthalmology (ABO) in January for a one-year term. Shields, certified by the ABO in 1975, served as an associate examiner from 1987 through 1995...

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