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Eric Winer ’78, ’83MD (left), has been selected as the new director of the Yale Cancer Center and physician-in-chief of the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven Hospital, effective February 1. An expert on breast cancer, Winer is currently a vice president of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a professor at Harvard Medical School.


Four Yale seniors have been selected as 2022 Rhodes Scholars for study at the University of Oxford. Liam Elkind ’22 of New York City, Mary Orsak ’22 of Dallas, and Shreeya Singh ’22 of Pembroke Pines, Florida, are winners of US scholarships; Kate Pundyk ’22 of Crowsnest Pass, Alberta, is a Canadian winner.

Stepping down

Sten Vermund will step down as dean of the School of Public Health at the end of his term on June 30. Vermund, who is also the Anna M. R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, will stay at Yale as a full-time faculty member. “For the past five years, even during a global health crisis, Sten has worked intently to enhance the academic environment of the school for faculty, students, and staff,” President Peter Salovey ’86PhD said in a statement.

John Bollier, vice president for facilities and campus development since 2018, is retiring on January 14 after nearly 30 years at Yale. A licensed architect, Bollier has overseen billions of dollars’ worth of capital projects on campus. In announcing Bollier’s retirement, President Salovey wrote that “our campus is more vibrant, sustainable, and connected thanks to his leadership.”

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