Richard Lifton, Yale genetics professor, chair of the genetics department and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator, was one of six scientists awarded the second annual $3 million 2014 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences last Thursday.
Five members of the Yale scientific community were among 388 scholars from across the world named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Six years after its founding, Yale’s West Campus has filled its sixth and last remaining directorship with the naming of Christine Jacobs-Wagner as director of the Microbial Diversity Institute.
Wang, who is from southern China, came to Fischer after finding out weeks before that he had been denied a place at the conference, to be held at a NASA facility in California. A NASA official explained to Fischer that a public law had been passed in March forbidding NASA from permitting Chinese officials on its properties.
The IOM cited Salovey for developing the concept of emotional intelligence – how not only intellectual, but also emotional skills can guide thinking and decision-making. Also mentioned was Salovey’s current research, which examines how effective communication can influence people to modify behaviors correlated to cancer and HIV/AIDS. Other studies by Salovey and others have already been used to address how public health officials might more broadly educate the public on disease prevention and detection.