Patrick J. Lynch, M.S., director of the Med-Media Group of Yale’s Information Technology Services, and C. Carl Jaffe, M.D., professor of medicine (cardiology), received the 2005 Pirelli Prize for Multimedia Education and the Top Pirelli Prize for 2005 for the educational website “Introduction to Cardio-thoracic Imaging.” The prizes, which they received in Rome in June, honor technical innovations and contributions to science education through the outstanding communication of science and technology.
The Pirelli S.p.A. Group, one of Europe’s major telecommunications and manufacturing firms, has underwritten the awards since their inception in 1996. The Pirelli jury cited the extraordinary depth and breadth of the cardiothoracic imaging site (http://www.yale.edu/imaging/).
“At no time in history does the intersection of media and science education matter more,” said Jaffe, who retired in July after 35 years on the faculty of the School of Medicine. “Ignorance of or, more importantly, denial of the truths of science obscures recognition of our common humanity.”