Faculty

Public Health dean appointed to second term

Public Health dean appointed to second term

Paul D. Cleary, Ph.D., the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, was reappointed in June to a second five-year term as dean of the School of Public Health and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health. In his first term, applications for admission to the School of Public Health increased 30 percent. In September 2009, the new M.P.H. Global Health Concentration admitted its first cohort of students. The school’s doctoral program also has been independently recognized by the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences as one of the finest in the nation.Cleary has developed and expanded the school’s...

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Shaw Prize awarded to immunobiologist

Shaw Prize awarded to immunobiologist

Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D., the David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology, a member of Yale...

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Director named to West Campus institute

Director named to West Campus institute

Alanna Schepartz, Ph.D., the Milton Harris ’29 Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry, has been named...

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Diabetes researcher honored

Diabetes researcher honored

Robert S. Sherwin, M.D., the C.N.H. Long Professor of Medicine, chief of the Section of...

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Notes

Seven faculty members at the School of Medicine were among 35 of the state’s leading experts in science, engineering, and technology elected to the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering in May.The faculty members are: Karen S. Anderson, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology; Thomas O. Carpenter, M.D., professor of...

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Ralph E. Hoffman and Flora M. Vaccarino

Ralph E. Hoffman, M.D., FW ’80, professor of psychiatry; and Flora M. Vaccarino, M.D., HS ’71, Harris Professor in the Child Study Center and professor of neurobiology, are among 15 researchers to share in $1.5 million in NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants. Each grant, awarded by the Brain & Behavior Research...

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James A. Brink

James A. Brink, M.D., professor and chair of diagnostic radiology, was elected president of the American Roentgen Ray Society in June. The society is dedicated to the advancement of medicine through the science of radiology and its allied sciences.

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Eve R. Colson

Eve R. Colson, M.D. ’89, associate professor of pediatrics, has been named a Macy Faculty Scholar by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. The award provides $100,000 in salary support for each of two years and is given to as many as five American faculty members in health professions education each year. The program aims...

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Alan Dardik

Alan Dardik, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of surgery (vascular), has been appointed assistant editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery, which provides vascular, cardiothoracic, and general surgeons with the most recent information in vascular surgery.

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Myron Genel

Myron Genel, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics, received the President’s Certificate for Outstanding Service from the American Academy of Pediatrics in May. Genel was honored at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ annual meeting in Denver. Genel ended his 27-year tenure as chair of the Public Policy Council, an...

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Akiko Iwasaki

Akiko Iwasaki, Ph.D., associate professor of immunobiology and of molecular, cellular, and developmental biology, was named a recipient of the 2012 Eli Lilly and Company Research Award in August. The award, given by the American Society for Microbiology, recognizes fundamental research of unusual merit in microbiology...

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William L. Jorgensen

William L. Jorgensen, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Chemistry, was among the 72 new members inducted into the National Academy of Sciences in May. Jorgensen, a co-founder of Rib-X Pharmaceuticals in New Haven, specializes in computational methods for drug design.

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Megan C. King

Megan C. King, Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology, is one of 15 researchers in the chemical and biological sciences named a 2011 Searle Scholar in April. Each scholar will receive $300,000 to support their research over three years. King will use her award to pursue research in mechanical coupling of the cell...

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Jennifer M. McNiff

Jennifer M. McNiff, M.D., professor of dermatology, has received the Walter R. Nickel Award for Excellence in Teaching of Dermatopathology from the American Society of Dermatopathology. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the teaching of dermatopathology.

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Clarence T. Sasaki, Mikhail Wadie, and Juan Li

Clarence T. Sasaki, M.D. ’66, HS ’73, the Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery and section chief of otolaryngology, has been named president-elect of the American Laryngological Association. Sasaki gave the Baker Lecture at the association’s annual meeting in Chicago in April. Postdoctoral fellows Mikhail Wadie, M.D.,...

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M. Bruce Shields

M. Bruce Shields, M.D., chair emeritus and the Marvin L. Sears Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, was honored in June with an international ophthalmology symposium to mark his retirement. During his career, Shields centered his clinical practice, research, and teaching on glaucoma. Before coming to Yale,...

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Brian R. Smith

Brian R. Smith, M.D., chair and professor of laboratory medicine, has been selected to receive a 2011 Alternative Training Pathway Grant from the American Society of Hematology. Smith’s grant will provide physicians specializing in internal medicine and pediatric hematology with clinically relevant training in...

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Eiji Yanagisawa

Eiji Yanagisawa, M.D., HS ’59, clinical professor of otolaryngology, received a Presidential Citation at the annual meeting of the American Laryngological Association in Chicago on April 27. The citation recognized his efforts as president of several otolaryngology societies; an honorary member of otolaryngology...

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