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As deputy dean, Leffell moves practice into 21st century

As deputy dean, Leffell moves practice into 21st century

With his appointment as deputy dean for clinical affairs in February, David J. Leffell, M.D., HS ’86, continues a task he began almost 10 years ago, when he added a new portfolio to his work in the clinic and laboratory. As associate dean for clinical affairs and director of what was then called the Yale Faculty Practice, Leffell sought to improve the business side of medicine. The faculty...

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Bottomly named deputy provost for science, technology

Bottomly named deputy provost for science, technology

H. Kim Bottomly, Ph.D., has been named deputy provost for science, technology and faculty development, effective July 1. Bottomly, who has been at Yale since 1980, is professor of immunobiology, dermatology and molecular, cellular and developmental biology. She also served as acting chair of the Section of Immunobiology. Provost Andrew D. Hamilton, Ph.D., announced the appointment in April.As deputy provost,...

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Three Yale scientists have received close to $1 million each from the Ellison Medical Foundation to pursue research...

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Thomas M. Gill, M.D., FW ’94, associate professor of medicine (geriatrics), and Michael Cappello, M.D., FW ’95,...

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Two Yale physician-scientists were honored with major awards in the field of kidney research at the World Congress of...

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Two Yale psychiatrists received the American Psychiatric Association’s APIRE/Kempf Fund Award for Research Development...

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Sidney J. Blatt, Ph.D., Paul L. Errera, M.D., HS ’57

In March Sidney J. Blatt, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and psychology and chief of psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with colleagues in Belgium, published a book, The Theory and Treatment of Depression: Towards a Dynamic Interactionism Model, that grew out of a collaboration begun in 2003....

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Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., FW ’98

Hal Blumenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., FW ’98, assistant professor of neurology, neurobiology and neurosurgery, has received the Dreifuss-Penry Epilepsy Award from the American Academy of Neurology. The award recognizes physicians in the early stages of their careers who have contributed to epilepsy research.

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Ronald R. Breaker, Ph.D.

Ronald R. Breaker, Ph.D., associate professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator and the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Breaker’s lab explores the “RNA world,” the idea that the Earth’s first life...

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David C. Cone, M.D.

David C. Cone, M.D., associate professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and public health, was installed as president-elect of the National Association of EMS Physicians at the group’s annual meeting in January.

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Linda C. Degutis, M.S.N., Dr.Ph.

Linda C. Degutis, M.S.N. ’82, Dr.Ph. ’94, associate professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and epidemiology and public health, was elected chair of the executive board of the American Public Health Association, the primary association for public health professionals.

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Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., HS

Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., HS ’66, the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine, has been named editor in chief of a new journal for oncologists, Nature Clinical Practice Oncology. DeVita previously served as head of the Yale Cancer Center and director of the National Cancer Institute.

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Marie L. Landry, M.D., HS, FW

Marie L. Landry, M.D., HS ’77, FW ’81, professor of laboratory medicine and director of the Clinical Virology Laboratory at Yale-New Haven Hospital, received the 2005 Diagnostic Virology Award from the Pan American Society for Clinical Virology in May for outstanding contributions to the field.

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Robert J. Levine, M.D., HS

Robert J. Levine, M.D., HS ’63, professor of medicine and co-chair of the Yale Bioethics Project, has received the Health Improvement Institute’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Human Research Protection. Levine has contributed to the literature of the field of protection of human research subjects by...

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John D. MacMicking, Ph.D.

John D. MacMicking, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Section of Microbial Pathogenesis, has been selected as a 2005 Searle Scholar as part of a program that supports the independent research of young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry. In 2004 MacMicking also received the Mallinckrodt Foundation Program...

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Bruce L. McClennan, M.D.

Bruce L. McClennan, M.D., professor and chair of diagnostic radiology, was elected president of the American Roentgen Ray Society, effective May 15. The oldest radiology society in the United States, it has advanced radiology through annual scientific and educational meetings and the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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Stephanie S. O’Malley, Ph.D.

Stephanie S. O’Malley, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and director of the department’s Division of Substance Abuse Research, has received the 2004 Dan Anderson Research Award. The award, sponsored by the Butler Center for Research at the Hazelden Foundation, honors researchers who have advanced the study of addiction...

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Anna Marie Pyle, Ph.D.

Anna Marie Pyle, Ph.D., has been appointed the William Edward Gilbert Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry. Her research explores how RNA folds and organizes itself to catalyze reactions. Since 2002, Pyle has also been a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator.

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Raymond R. Russell, M.D., Ph.D., FW

The Bayer Pharmaceuticals Corp. has given the 2004 Bayer Award to Raymond R. Russell, M.D., Ph.D., FW ’00, assistant professor of medicine (cardiology). Russell studies cardiac function and metabolism and the changes associated with disease states.

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Robert Udelsman, M.D., M.B.A

Robert Udelsman, M.D., M.B.A., the Lampman Professor of Surgery and Oncology and chair of surgery, was elected president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons. Membership includes surgeons who devote significant portions of their practice or research to endocrine surgery and who are certified by the...

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Stephen G. Waxman, Ph.D., M.D.

Stephen G. Waxman, Ph.D., M.D., professor and chair of neurology and professor of pharmacology and neurobiology, has been named the Bridget Marie Flaherty Professor of Molecular Neurology. Waxman, a renowned neurologist and molecular neuroscientist, studies the roles of sodium channels in multiple sclerosis, spinal...

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