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.
National Academy of Medicine Elects Six Yale Faculty Members
Six Yale School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The six are among 100 new members elected by the organization to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.
Yale Scientists Win NIH Awards for Pioneering Work
Yale School of Medicine’s Valentina Greco and Marina R. Picciotto are among the 11 recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes scientists who have a history of creative research and who show promise in originating “pioneering approaches to major challenges.” Greco and Picciotto will each receive $3.5 million dollars of funding over the course of five years. In addition, four young Yale scientists will receive the NIH’s Innovator Award.
Geneticist Greco Receives a Major Government Research Award
Valentina Greco, PhD, Carolyn Walch Slayman Professor of Genetics, has been awarded the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Pioneer Award. The grant, $3.5 million over the next five years, is inspired by Greco’s pioneering research into skin stem cells, which has revealed in intricate detail the secrets to their daily and ever-changing lives.
Horwich Is Co-recipient of $3 Million Breakthrough Prize
Arthur L. Horwich, MD, Sterling Professor of Genetics and professor of pediatrics, and his colleague F. Ulrich Hartl, from the Max Planck Institute, will share a 2020 Breakthrough Prize. This prize was developed by Sergey Brin, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Ma, and Yuri Milner, together with their families, to honor the most accomplished life scientists.
YSPH Student and Social Entrepreneur Receives Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award
When Shadrack Frimpong was awarded a President’s Engagement Prize from the University of Pennsylvania in 2015, the 23-year old thought he was putting his life on hold. Armed with a three-year, $150,000 grant, he, instead, found his life’s purpose.
Klee recognized with APA Outstanding Contributions in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Award
Anne Klee, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, has been honored with the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 18 (Psychologists in Public Service) 2019 Outstanding Contributions in Psychosocial Rehabilitation Award.