Sci-Tech | 1:12 am | October 22, 2013 | By Jennifer Gersten

Salovey appointed to Institute of Medicine

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.

Sci-Tech | 5:03 pm | August 22, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

School of Nursing readies new West Campus home

Fifteen months after Yale announced that the School of Nursing would move to West Campus, the transition to the new location is nearly complete. At 110,000 square feet, the School of Nursing’s new home is nearly twice as large as the previous location on Church Street near Union Station. More than two-thirds of the facility »

Sci-Tech | 6:19 pm | August 3, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Yale biology professor to guide national science policy

President Barack Obama has nominated Yale biology professor Jo Handelsman to serve as associate director for science at the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In the lab, Handelsman is an acclaimed researcher on the genetics and chemistry of microbial communities. Beyond her work on microbiology, Handelsman is also national leader in improving science education and encouraging women »

Sci-Tech | 12:45 am | July 23, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Schwartz to lead Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Marlene Schwartz GRD ’96, a clinical psychologist and former deputy director of the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity, has been named to replace Kelly Brownell as director of the Rudd Center. Over the last eight years, Schwartz said the Rudd Center has become a leading voice in the fight against obesity. Schwartz received her »

Sci-Tech | 7:45 pm | June 6, 2013 | By Dan Weiner

Med School professor Medzhitov wins $5.2 million award

Yale School of Medicine professor Ruslan Medzhitov was awarded the inaugural Else Kröner-Fresenius Award on Wednesday from the German organization Else KrönerFresenius Stiftung for his contributions to the field of immunobiology over the last two decades. Medzhitov has helped uncover the mysteries of the immune system, most notably through his research on Toll-like receptors – protein structures that »