R. Palmer Beasley, known for his work that linked the hepatitis B virus to liver cancer, has been appointed dean of the University of Texas School of Public Health in Houston. Beasley is currently professor of medicine and head of the Division of Communicable Disease Epidemiology at the University of California at San Francisco. He is also director of the American University Medical Center in Taipei, Taiwan, a position he will continue to hold after his move to Houston.
Mitchell Feigenbaum has been named the first Toyota Professor of The Rockefeller University. Feigenbaum joined Rockefeller's staff in January, coming from Cornell University, where he was a professor in the Department of Physics and the Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics. Among his recent honors are the 1986 Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics, a 1984 MacArthur Foundation Award and the 1982 Ernest O. Lawrence Award of the U.S. Department...
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