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Five From Yale School of Medicine Elected to Association of American Physicians

March 12, 2024

Ohno-Machado also receives the association's inaugural Ranney Award

The Association of American Physicians has elected five new members from the faculty of Yale School of Medicine. AAP seeks to inspire the full breadth of physician-led research across all fields of science related to medicine and health, and to build a community of physician scientists in support of the principle that objective science and evidence are essential foundations for improving patient care and the health of Americans.

The newly announced election brings the number of AAP members from Yale to 53.

Newly elected members from Yale are:

David Fiellin, MD, professor of medicine (general medicine), of emergency medicine, and of public health, and director of Yale’s Program in Addiction Medicine.

Lucila Ohno-Machado, MD, PhD, MBA, Waldemar von Zedtwitz Professor of Medicine and of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science; deputy dean for biomedical informatics; and chair of the Section of Biomedical Informatics and Data Science.

Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD, Vincent Coates Professor of Neurology, chair and professor of neuroscience, and director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience.

Hugh Taylor, MD, chair and Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences; professor of molecular, cellular & developmental biology; and chief of obstetrics and gynecology for Yale New Haven Hospital.

Flora Vaccarino, MD, Harris Professor in the Yale Child Study Center (YCSC), professor of neuroscience, and director of YCSC’s Program in Neurodevelopment and Regeneration.

In addition to being elected to AAP, Ohno-Machado has been named to receive the association’s inaugural Helen M. Ranney Award, named in memory of the first woman to chair a department of medicine—a position Ranney held at the University of California, San Diego, from 1973 until 1990. The award is given to a newly elected AAP member who reflects Ranney’s qualities.

The association says, “Ranney was a pioneer in academic medicine who made groundbreaking advances in biomedical research, patient care, education, [and] mentorship, and also broke barriers to help diversify leadership in academic medicine.” In honor of her selection, Ohno-Machado will give a scientific presentation at AAP’s annual meeting in April.

Submitted by Robert Forman on March 12, 2024