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In memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, Ph.D.

In memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, Ph.D.

Renowned geneticist and administrator was a pioneer among women in science

Carolyn Walch Slayman, Ph.D., deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs at the School of Medicine, Sterling Professor of Genetics, and professor of cellular and molecular physiology, died on December 27 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was 79, and had been undergoing treatment for recurrent breast cancer.

Slayman was a faculty member and leader at the medical school for almost 50 years. While she was steadfastly humble about her accomplishments, her career was characterized by a series of...

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In memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, Ph.D.

New year brings a new Yale Cancer Center director

Charles S. Fuchs, M.D., M.P.H., an internationally renowned expert in gastrointestinal cancers and cancer epidemiology, has been named director of Yale Cancer Center (YCC), one of just 47 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the nation and the only one in Connecticut, and physician-in-chief of Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven.

Known for his research that spans the prevention,...

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School of Public Health welcomes a new dean

School of Public Health welcomes a new dean

Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., an expert on HIV/HPV science and cervical cancer prevention, has been named dean of the School of Public Health. Vermund comes to Yale in February after serving since 2005 on the faculty of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where he was...

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