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Two faculty get “genius” grants

Two faculty get “genius” grants

Mary E. Tinetti, M.D., the Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine and professor of epidemiology and of investigative medicine, and Richard O. Prum, Ph.D., the William Robertson Coe Professor...

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A cardiologist’s last lesson in heart sounds

A cardiologist’s last lesson in heart sounds

Lawrence S. Cohen, M.D., HS ’65, taught his last class on September 15 in “Learning Heart Sounds,” a module he has taught for 39 years. “When I got here 30 years ago, Larry was known in the community...

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Ronald A. Adelman, M.D., M.P.H.

Ronald A. Adelman, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of ophthalmology and visual science, was proclaimed a Knight of the Blind in June by the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation. This is the foundation’s highest award bestowed at the state level. It was presented in recognition of Adelman’s work in ophthalmology.

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Annette Beautrais, Ph.D. and Gregory L. Larkin, M.D.

Annette Beautrais, Ph.D., senior research scientist in emergency medicine, and Gregory L. Larkin, M.D., professor of surgery (emergency medicine) and vice chair for global health and faculty development, addressed a conference at the United Nations in New York to launch World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD) on September...

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Henry J. Binder, M.D.

Henry J. Binder, M.D., professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and of cellular and molecular physiology, has received a $1.8 million grant from the Gates Foundation to study the use of oral rehydration solutions to improve diarrhea control worldwide. Diarrheal disease claims the lives of between 1.5 million and 2...

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Irwin M. Braverman, M.D. ’55, HS ’56

Irwin M. Braverman, M.D. ’55, HS ’56, professor of dermatology, was the keynote speaker at the Third International Medical Education Conference sponsored by Chung Shan Medical University in Taichung City, Taiwan, in July. He spoke on the use of “Fine Art to Enhance Observational Skills.” Braverman also conducted a...

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Peter Cresswell, Ph.D.

Peter Cresswell, Ph.D., a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator who has spent most of his career unraveling some of the mysteries of the human immune system, has been named the Eugene Higgins Professor of Immunobiology. Cresswell’s research focuses on the molecular mechanisms of antigen processing, in which...

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Myron Genel, MD.

Myron Genel, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics, recently completed a three-year term on the Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, which advises the secretary on the responsible conduct of research involving human subjects. Genel received a certificate of...

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Ami Klin, Ph.D., FW

Ami Klin, Ph.D., FW ’92, a developmental psychologist and a world-renowned expert on severe developmental disorders, was named the Harris Professor of Child Psychology and Psychiatry in July. Klin is the director of the Yale Child Study Center’s Autism Program, which is dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical...

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The Journal of Clinical Hypertension

Marvin Moser, M.D., clinical professor of medicine (cardiology), recently retired as editor in chief of The Journal of Clinical Hypertension and has become editor in chief of The Medical Roundtable, Cardiovascular Edition. The new journal will highlight expert panels on controversial topics in cardiology. Other...

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Sara C. Rockwell, Ph.D.

Sara C. Rockwell, Ph.D., professor of therapeutic radiology and pharmacology and associate dean for scientific affairs, has been named one of 11 ASTRO fellows for 2009 by the American Society for Radiation Oncology, the leading organization in radiation oncology, biology, and physics. Members of ASTRO are eligible to...

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James E. Rothman, Ph.D.

James E. Rothman, Ph.D. ’71, chair of the Department of Cell Biology and the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences, has received a two-year $969,272 Recovery Act grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS). The grant is part of the National Institutes of Health Challenge Grant...

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

Gerald I. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally known diabetes researcher and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, has been named the first George R. Cowgill Professor of Physiological Chemistry. Shulman’s research is aimed at understanding the cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance, the role of the...

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

Stephen G. Waxman, M.D., Ph.D., the Bridget Marie Flaherty Professor of Neurology, Neurobiology, and Pharmacology and director of the Yale Center for Neuroscience and Regeneration Research at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System, received the Annual Review Prize, the premier award of the British Physiological Society,...

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