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Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D.

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1998 - Summer

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Vincent T. DeVita Jr., M.D., director of the Yale Cancer Center and professor of internal medicine (oncology) and of epidemiology and public health, has been awarded the Commendatore Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy. The medal, a high honor bestowed by the Italian government, was presented at a ceremony in March at the Yale Club in New York. Dr. DeVita received the award for his significant contributions to the treatment and cure of cancer in Italy, the United States and throughout the world. Dr. DeVita also was named to serve on the Scientific Advisory Council of the Doris Duke Clinical Scientist Award Program of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. The newly-established program is designed to fill a gap in funding young investigators for clinical research in cancer, heart disease and AIDS. Dr. DeVita is one of two nationally known cancer experts who have been invited to sit on the council.