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

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2007 - Spring


Richard P. Lifton, Ph.D., M.D., Sterling Professor of Genetics, chair of genetics and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, received the 2006 Robert Tigerstedt Award at the 21st Biennial Scientific Meeting of the International Society of Hypertension in Fukuoka, Japan, in October. Lifton was cited for his “pioneering work on the identification of mutations that cause human hypertension, which has identified the key role of renal salt handling in blood pressure regulation in humans.” Lifton was also selected to deliver the first Donald Seldin Lecture at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association in Chicago in November.