Dr. Vikki Abrahams receives the 2019 American Society for Reproductive Immunology Award
Previously known as the Blackwell Munksgaard Award, the American Journal of Reproductive Immunology Award is presented annually to a senior investigator who has made outstanding contributions to the area of reproductive immunology. Contributions can be in the area of clinical or basic research.
Two Members of Department are Elected to the National Academy of Sciences
Dr. Haifin Lin, PhD and Dr. Gunter Wagner, PhD have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The faculty members have been elected to receive one of the highest honors for an American scientist in recognition of their achievements in research. Each member has a secondary appointment in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.
Dr. Sangini S. Sheth selected as one of the ACOG 2018 Immunization Champion Award Winners
New for ACOG in 2018, the Immunization Champion Award recognizes members who have demonstrated exceptional progress in increasing immunization rates among women. The award is intended to recognize ob-gyns who are doing an exemplary job of going above and beyond to educate patients and other providers, as well as increasing access to immunizations in their practice, communities, and the nation. This year ACOG recognizes the hard work and dedication of three selected members who exemplify ACOG’s guidance on immunization for women, one of whom is Dr. Sanguine Sheith, MD from the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.
Six faculty elected to Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
Six Yale School of Medicine researchers have been elected to the prestigious Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (CASE), including: Alison P. Galvani, Jonathon Howard, Ann Kurth, Frederick J. Sigworth, Hugh S. Taylor, and Sandra Wolin.
Reproductive immunologist Vikki Abrahams awarded novel grant to study lupus
Vikki Abrahams, associate professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, is among 12 researchers awarded a Novel Research Grant from the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) to conduct innovative work in lupus.
Hugh Taylor is named the Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor
Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, the newly appointed Anita O’Keeffe Young Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services, is a noted clinician, scientist and educator whose clinical research is in the areas of infertility, endometriosis, menopause and DES (diethylstilbestrol) exposure. His basic science research focuses on uterine development, the regulation of developmental gene expression by sex steroids, endocrine disruption, and stem cells.
Biohaven Pharmaceuticals Named Murphy's 'Innovator of the Month'
New Haven innovator Biohaven Pharmaceuticals, founded on research and intellectual property from its CEO’s research in the Yale Department of Psychiatry, was named “Innovator of the Month” in December by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy, D-Conn.
Seltzer Honored With Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award
Aaron Seltzer, LCSW, a clinical social worker who primarily works in the Behavioral Care Unit (BCU) in the Emergency Department at YNHH’s St. Raphael’s campus, was honored with the Outstanding Clinical Preceptor Award at the 2019 Yale Physician Associate Graduation Ceremony held December 12, 2019.