Faculty

Institute elects two from faculty

Expert in the neuroscience of dyslexia, scholar in health policy join ranks of national advisory body.

Two faculty members at the School of Medicine have been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. The IOM recognizes major contributions to health and medicine, and its members advise the nation on health policy.Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., chief of pediatric neurology, professor of pediatrics and neurology and a member of the Child Study Center, and his wife, Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., have been recognized by the IOM for their transforming studies of dyslexia, which have placed the disorder on the cutting edge of neuroscience. (Sally Shaywitz was elected to the IOM in 1998.) The...

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Three faculty members elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Among the 211 new members inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October, six...

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Four faculty members in public health honored with endowed chairs

Four faculty members with appointments at the School of Public Health were recently named to...

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19 faculty members receive awards for research on brain disorders

Five Yale researchers have received Independent Investigator grants totaling almost $500,000 from...

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Notes

Henry J. Binder, M.D.

Henry J. Binder, M.D., professor of medicine and of cellular and molecular physiology, will share in a five-year, $1 million research award from the Wellcome Trust and Burroughs Wellcome Fund to study diarrheal diseases in developing countries. Binder, who is also director of the General Clinical Research Center at...

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James P. Comer, M.D., Robert Heimer, Ph.D. ’88, Stephen C. Edberg, Ph.D., Paul L. McCarthy, M.D., Patrick G. O’Connor, M.D., Therese R. Rabatsky-Ehr, M.P.H. ’96

James P. Comer, M.D., the Maurice Falk Professor in the Child Study Center and professor of psychiatry, was presented the Distinguished Service Award in November by Covenant to Care Inc., a nonprofit, interfaith organization that connects social workers and other child welfare professionals with faith communities...

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Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS ’78, Keith A. Joiner, M.D., Elizabetta Ullu, Ph.D., Peter Cresswell, Ph.D.

Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., HS ’78, professor of genetics and pediatrics, received the 2001 Hans Neurath Award from the Protein Society. The award honors his contribution of unusual merit to basic research in the field of protein science. Horwich has examined the mitochondrial “machinery” that recognizes and translocates...

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Becca Levy

Becca Levy, assistant professor of epidemiology (chronic disease), received the Adult Development and Aging Division 20 Springer Early Career Achievement Award. The annual award in recognition of outstanding early-career achievements is designed to honor a psychologist whose work made a significant contribution to...

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

Richard P. Lifton, M.D., Ph.D., chair of genetics, professor of genetics, medicine and molecular biophysics and biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, and Pasko Rakic, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Section of Neurobiology and the Dorys McConnell Duberg Professor of Neuroscience, received the...

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Perry L. Miller, M.D.

Perry L. Miller, M.D., professor of anesthesiology and director of Medical Informatics, was awarded a $1.3 million grant as part of the new National Institutes of Health (NIH) initiative to support planning for Centers of Excellence in Biomedical Computing. This “pre-center” grant provides funds over three years to...

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Alvin Novick, M.D.

Alvin Novick, M.D., professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and of epidemiology and public health, received the community service award from AIDS Project New Haven (APNH) in September for his pioneering commitments to people living with HIV/AIDS, research and public policy. Novick was a founding member of APNH...

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Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D

Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was one of five recipients of the For Women in Science Program award from L’Oreal Beauty Company and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in...

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Stephen M. Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D.

Stephen M. Strittmatter, M.D., Ph.D., the Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology and professor of neurobiology, received the Memory and Brain Disorders Award of $300,000 from the McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience, to support his research for three years. Strittmatter’s research on “Nogo Regulation of Axonal...

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Morris Traube, M.D.

Morris Traube, M.D., professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and director of the GI Procedure Center, recently graduated with the highest grade point average in the history of Quinnipiac University School of Law, and has been appointed an adjunct professor there. Traube completed his law degree in three years while...

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Robert I. White Jr., M.D.

Robert I. White Jr., M.D., professor of diagnostic radiology and director of the Vascular Malformation Clinical and Research Group, recently visited hospitals in Canada, Denmark, Singapore, Malaysia, Japan and Australia. In 1988, White founded the nation’s first clinic for patients with hereditary hemorrhagic...

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Tian Xu, M.D.

Tian Xu, M.D. ’90, associate professor of genetics and an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was the first recipient of a $100,000 Rothberg Award for Courage in Research presented by the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Xu was recognized in part for publishing findings that provide promise that further...

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Edward F. Zigler, Ph.D.

Edward F. Zigler, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Psychology and a faculty member in the Child Study Center, received the Connecticut Higher Education Lifetime Achievement Community Service Award. Zigler has worked locally in Connecticut, helping to draft legislation to create a pilot paid family leave law and for...

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