Faculty

Neurobiologist elected to IOM

Neurobiologist elected to IOM

Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., the Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry and professor of neurobiology and of pharmacology, has been elected a member of the Institute of Medicine, the branch of the National Academies charged with providing science-based advice on medicine and health to policymakers, professionals, and the public at large.Picciotto is an authority on the molecular underpinnings of tobacco and alcohol abuse, depression, and eating behaviors, with a particular interest in the role of nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs). In addition to playing a role in tobacco addiction, nAChRs have been implicated in Alzheimer disease...

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Yale professor honored with two awards

Yale professor honored with two awards

Joan A. Steitz, Ph.D., Sterling Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and a Howard...

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School of Medicine names new chair of ob/gyn

School of Medicine names new chair of ob/gyn

Hugh S. Taylor, M.D., HS ’92, FW ’98, was named chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology,...

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Chair endowed for GI studies

Chair endowed for GI studies

Henry J. Binder, M.D., professor emeritus of gastroenterology, and his wife, Joan W. Binder, have...

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Daniel C. DiMaio

Daniel C. DiMaio, M.D., Ph.D., the Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Genetics and scientific director and deputy director of Yale Cancer Center, has been appointed to a five-year term on the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The board assists and advises the director of the...

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David S. Fischer

David S. Fischer, M.D., clinical professor of medicine (oncology), received the Richard Blumenthal Patient Advocate for Life Award from the Connecticut Hospice during its Legacy Ceremony on September 23. Fischer helped to found Connecticut Hospice, the first hospice in the country, in 1974.

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Thomas M. Gill

Thomas M. Gill, M.D., Humana Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and professor of epidemiology and of investigative medicine, received the 2012 Joseph T. Freeman Award from the Gerontological Society of America. The award, a lectureship in geriatrics, is conferred on a physician prominent in both research and practice...

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Andrew L. Goodman

Andrew L. Goodman, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and at the Yale Microbial Diversity Institute on the West Campus, has received a 2012 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award. Presented by the National Institutes of Health, the honor is intended to encourage new laboratories to...

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Valentina Greco

Valentina Greco, Ph.D., assistant professor of genetics and of dermatology, received an R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health for her project, “Live Imaging of Skin Regeneration.” The five-year grant for $1.9 million will fund high-resolution live imaging studies of the cellular and signaling mechanisms...

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Valerie Horsley

Valerie Horsley, Ph.D., the Maxine F. Singer, Ph.D. ’57 Assistant Professor of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, has received a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on outstanding scientists and engineers beginning their...

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Gil G. Mor

Gil G. Mor, M.D., Ph.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, received the 2012 American Journal of Reproductive Immunology Award for outstanding contributions to reproductive immunology. The award was conferred by the American Society for Reproductive Immunology at a joint international...

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Jamie P. Morano

Jamie P. Morano, M.D., M.P.H., a third-year fellow in the program of infectious diseases in the Department of Internal Medicine, was selected as a New England Journal of Medicine Gold Award Winner for her essay on technology and medicine titled “HIV/AIDS 2.0,” as part of the journal’s 200th anniversary. Morano works...

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Don Nguyen

Don Nguyen, Ph.D., assistant professor of pathology, received an R01 grant from the National Cancer Institute for his project, “A Novel Lineage Specific Metastasis Suppressor Pathway in Lung Cancer.” The five-year grant for $1.1 million will fund research into the ways in which fundamental molecular circuits that...

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John D. Roberts

John D. Roberts, M.D., director of the Adult Sickle Cell Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital, received the Harry Hynes Award from the Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP), in the Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group, a program within the NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention. The CCOP is a...

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Clarence T. Sasaki

Clarence T. Sasaki, M.D. ’66, HS ’73, the Charles W. Ohse Professor of Surgery (Otolaryngology), has been named president of the American Laryngological Association (ALA). The ALA is one of the premier organizations in otolaryngology and is a major supporter of research, education, and academic issues related to...

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