Faculty

Faculty join Institute of Medicine

Three medical school faculty members are among the 60 new members elected to the Institute of Medicine. They are:

Mark R. Cullen, M.D. '76, professor of medicine (occupational and environmental medicine) and of public health, and director of the Yale Occupational and Environmental Medicine Program. Dr. Cullen has centered his work on strategies for investigation of toxic agents causing health effects in humans. Two of his current research areas focus on occupational asthma, particularly due to diisocyanates, and host factors in asbestos- related pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer.Ralph I. Horwitz, M.D., the Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology and chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. Dr. Horwitz has conducted clinical...

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Medical school chaplain promotes a curriculum of caring

It's a rare medical school that has its own chaplain, especially a chaplain who frequents the...

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For the new dean, a welcome to Yale

Four of Yale's leading research scientists and physicians presented findings and an overview of...

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New chair for Cell Biology

When Pietro De Camilli, M.D., returned to Italy in 1981 after three years as a postdoctoral fellow...

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Notes

James J. Abrahams, M.D.

James J. Abrahams, M.D., associate professor of diagnostic radiology and surgery (otolaryngology), presented an abstract titled Augmentation Procedures of the Jaw in Patients with Inadequate Bone for Dental Implants: Radiographic Appearance, at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago...

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Gerard N. Burrow, M.D. '58

Gerard N. Burrow, M.D. '58, the David Paige Smith Professor of Medicine (endocrinology) and special advisor to the president for health affairs, was among the speakers at a Smithsonian/Hoffman-LaRoche Symposium held in September at the National Museum of American History in Washington. Dr. Burrow's talk was titled...

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Liza Cariago-Lo, M.S., Ed.D.

Liza Cariago-Lo, M.S., Ed.D., has been named director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs and will work under the direction of Assistant Dean Forrester A. Lee, M.D. '79.

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J.G. Collins, Ph.D., D. Helaine Patterson

J.G. Collins, Ph.D., professor of anesthesiology and lecturer in pharmacology, and D. Helaine Patterson, director of medical school public information, are among seven individuals selected to become the first fellows of Connecticut United for Research Excellence Inc. (CURE). Dr. Collins was recognized for his efforts,...

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James P. Comer, M.D., HS

James P. Comer, M.D., HS '64-67, the Maurice Falk Professor in the Child Study Center and Department of Psychiatry and director of the School Development Program, was one of three recipients of the Camille O. Cosby World of Children Award in November. The award, given by the Judge Baker Children's Center in Boston, is...

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Vincent T. DeVita, M.D.

Vincent T. DeVita, M.D., director of the Yale Cancer Center and professor of medicine (oncology) and epidemiology and public health, received the Key to the Cure Award at the Cure for Lymphoma Foundation's third annual Cabaret for a Cure dinner in November at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. He was also presented the...

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John Elefteriades, M.D.

John Elefteriades, M.D. '72, professor and chief of cardiothoracic surgery, was named College Governor-Elect for Connecticut by the Board of Trustees of the American College of Cardiology. After a one-year term, he will become College Governor for the state until the year 2002. Dr. Elefteriades also served as visiting...

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Janine Evans, M.D

Janine Evans, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (rheumatology), has been appointed medical director of the Yale-New Haven Physician Hospital Organization and the Yale-New Haven Medical Staff Independent Practice Association (IPA). In this dual role, Dr. Evans will collaborate with Yale University, Yale Faculty...

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Bruce C. Fichandler, PA-C

Bruce C. Fichandler, PA-C '73, physician assistant in surgery, lecturer in surgery (plastic), and director of admissions for the Yale Physician Associate (PA) Program, was presented the Second Annual Alumni Award at PA graduation ceremonies in August. He also received the Jack Cole Society Award for his significant...

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Myron Genel, M.D.

Myron Genel, M.D., associate dean for government and community affairs and professor of pediatrics, was re-elected to the American Medical Association's Scientific Council and named to its executive committee by the AMA House of Delegates at the annual meeting in June.

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Renal Electrolyte Metabolism Physiology and Pathophysiology

Gerhard H. Giebisch, M.D., Sterling Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Vienna in June. The award was given in conjunction with a symposium entitled Renal Electrolyte Metabolism Physiology and Pathophysiology, on the occasion of Dr. Giebisch's 70th...

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Thomas M. Gill, M.D.

Thomas M. Gill, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (geriatrics), was one of 10 junior faculty to receive the Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholars in Aging Research Award from The American Federation for Aging Research. This $450,000 award is funded by the John A. Hartford Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, and...

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Caleb Gonzalez, M.D.

Caleb Gonzalez, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, was one of five pediatric ophthalmologists to receive the Honor Award from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) at its annual meeting in April in Charleston, S.C. This award is to recognize outstanding achievement and...

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Martin E. Gordon, M.D.

Martin E. Gordon, M.D. '46, clinical professor of medicine and chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Associates of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, was one of the three Deans of the Academy, finalist judges for more than 600 entries to the American Medical Association's 1997 International Health...

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Charles A. Greer, Ph.D.

Charles A. Greer, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and neurobiology, organized and chaired the joint meeting of the International Symposium on Olfaction and Taste XXI and the Association for Chemoreception XIX meeting in San Diego. The joint meeting, which occurs every 12 years in the U.S., was the largest to date and...

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Pasko Rakic, M.D.

Pasko Rakic, M.D., chairman and Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neurobiology, was honored during the meeting with the 19th Givaudan-Roure Lectureship.

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Donald W. Kohn, M.D

Donald W. Kohn, M.D., clinical professor of surgery (dental) and pediatrics, and chief of dentistry at Yale-New Haven Hospital, was named president of the International Association of Pediatric Dentistry at the Association's XVI Congress in Buenos Aires in September.

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Keat-Jin Lee, M.D.

Keat-Jin Lee, M.D., associate clinical professor of surgery (otolaryngology), spoke on the Advanced Points of Ear Surgery at the annual Chilean Congress of Ear, Nose, Throat Conference in Chile in November. He is also Secretary-Treasurer of the American Academy of Otolaryngology until 1999.

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Richard H. Mattson, M.D.

Richard H. Mattson, M.D. '53, professor of neurology and vice chair for academic affairs, was honored with the 1997 Clinical Investigator Award by the American Epilepsy Society/Milken Family Foundation Epilepsy Research Award Program. The award was given in Boston in December for his epilepsy research over a 35-year...

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James R. Merikangas, M.D.

The Albert Schweitzer Institute for the Humanities sponsored James R. Merikangas, M.D., lecturer in psychiatry and attending in psychiatry and neurology at Yale-New Haven Hospital, to present seminars in child psychiatry and neurology to the faculties of Vilnius University Center for Children with Developmental...

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Marvin Moser, M.D.

Marvin Moser, M.D., clinical professor of medicine, was recognized for outstanding contributions to hypertension treatment and control by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute at the 25th anniversary dinner of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program in November in Washington. Dr. Moser has been the...

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Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Benjamin S. Bunney, M.D.

Eric J. Nestler, M.D. '83, Ph.D. '82, professor of psychiatry, neurobiology, and pharmacology, and Benjamin S. Bunney, M.D., the chair and Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor of pharmacology, participated in the Consensus Development Conference on Effective Medical Treatment of Heroin Addiction...

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Herbert S. Sacks, M.D.

Herbert S. Sacks, M.D. '52, clinical professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the Child Study Center, became president of the 42,000-member American Psychiatric Association in July. Dr. Sacks will use his office to speak out on behalf of children and for reforms in the juvenile justice system.

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

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine (endocrinology), and of cellular and molecular physiology, was one of two researchers awarded the Boehringer Mannheim and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation International Diabetes Care Research Award for 1997. The $100,000 prize, presented at the International...

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Scott W. Wolfe, M.D.

Scott W. Wolfe, M.D., associate professor of orthopaedic surgery and director of the orthopaedic and rehabilitation department's hand and upper extremity service, is the recipient of the 1997-1998 Bunnell Traveling Fellowship in Hand Surgery, awarded annually by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. This award...

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Eiji Yanagisawa, M.D.

Eiji Yanagisawa, M.D., clinical professor of surgery (otolaryngology), was guest of honor at the 77th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Broncho- Esophagological Association in Scottsdale, Ariz., last May. He also served as one of two judges from the United States at the World Video Festival held in conjunction...

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