Four Women Named to Prestigious Professorships

Susan T. Mayne was appointed the Winslow Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale University School of Public Health. She is the director of the Division of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and associate director of the Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Mayne was the valedictorian of her class at the University of Colorado. She holds a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from Cornell University.

Nan Laird was named the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. Since 1986, Dr. Laird has been on the faculty at the HSPH since 1975 and has been a full professor of biostatistics since 1986.

Professor Laird earned a Ph.D. at Harvard University in 1975.

The University of Southern California announced that Midori, who holds the Jascha Heifetz Distinguished Chair in Violin, was named a Distinguished Professor at the university. Midori made her orchestral debut with the New York Philharmonic at age 11.

Professor Midori has been named a Messenger of Peace by the United Nations for her efforts to bring music education to children in developing countries around the world.

Linda Schadler was appointed the Russell Sage Professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. She is a professor of materials science and engineering and associate dean for academic affairs at the university. She joined the faculty at RPI in 1996 and was promoted to full professor in 2003.

Professor Schadler is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

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