Yonkers to Become Chair of Psychiatry at UMass Medical School
Kimberly Yonkers, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Services at Yale School of Medicine, will become Professor and Chair of Psychiatry at University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care.
Gelernter, Polimanti New Editors-in-Chief of Complex Psychiatry
Joel Gelernter, MD, Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Genetics and of Neuroscience; and Renato Polimanti, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, will co-lead the journal Complex Psychiatry, which recently changed its name from Molecular Neuropsychiatry.
New Deputy Dean for Scientific Affairs (Basic Science Departments) Is Named
Anthony J. Koleske, PhD, professor of molecular biophysics and biochemistry and neuroscience, assumes the role of deputy dean for scientific affairs (basic science departments) effective April 1, 2020. Koleske succeeds Michael Crair, PhD, William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and professor of ophthalmology and visual science, who steps into the role of Yale University's vice provost for research.
Hoffman Named New Director of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health
Paul Hoffman, PhD, has been named the new Director of Mental Health & Counseling at Yale Health. He succeeds Lorraine Siggins, MD, who retired last year after three decades as director. Hoffman served for five months as Interim Director before being appointed to the position full time in February. He previously worked as Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs.
Michael C. Crair, PhD, Is Named Yale's Vice Provost for Research
Michael C. Crair, PhD, William Ziegler III Professor of Neuroscience and professor of ophthalmology and visual science; deputy dean for scientific affairs (basic science departments), has been named Yale University's next vice provost for research, effective April 1.
Kunz Named Leader of Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center
Pamela L. Kunz, M.D., has been appointed Leader of the Gastrointestinal Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven and Yale Cancer Center and Director of GI Medical Oncology within the Section of Medical Oncology.
Yale School of Medicine's 19th Dean Takes Office
Nancy J. Brown, MD, took office on February 1 as the 19th dean of Yale School of Medicine, succeeding Robert J. Alpern, MD, who had led the school since 2004. Brown, a 1981 alumna of Yale College, comes to the medical school from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she was Hugh J. Morgan Professor and chair of the Department of Medicine.
Wilkins, Goldenberg Appointed to New Medical Student Education Leadership Positions
Kirsten Wilkins, MD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Director of Medical Student Education overseeing all medical student education in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Matthew Goldenberg, MD, MSc, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, has been named Psychiatry Clerkship Director.
Medical School Names Two Associate Deans to Lead Office of Student Research
Sarwat Chaudhry, MD, and Erica Herzog, MD, PhD, will lead the Office of Student Research (OSR) as associate deans, effective January 1, 2020. They will succeed John N. Forrest Jr, MD, professor of medicine, who has led OSR since it was established in 1986.