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Dean Sten Vermund Elected Vice President of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering

January 19, 2022

Dr. Sten H. Vermund, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, has been elected Vice President/President Elect of the Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering (CASE).

Vermund, who is also Yale’s Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health and a Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine, will serve as CASE Vice President beginning July 1, 2022, and as president beginning July 1, 2024. He will become Immediate Past President on July 1, 2026, completing his six-year term on June 30, 2028.

“As a member, I am honored to continue working, now as an officer, with such a distinguished and dedicated group of scientists and engineers from the state’s academic, industrial and public sector communities,” Vermund said. “A goal is for the Academy to be as useful as possible to its membership, our STEM students, and to the people and government of the state of Connecticut. CASE is a rare resource, almost unique across U.S. states and territories.”

CASE President Christine Caragianis Broadbridge shared her congratulations on behalf of the group’s membership.

“Dean Vermund’s leadership will ensure the Academy continues well into the future the celebration of our state’s rich and diverse science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical talent, and our commitment to informing about and promoting science and engineering for the benefit of the state,” she said.

Vermund has served as YSPH’s Dean since 2017; his tenure ends in mid-2022. He is a pediatrician and infectious-disease epidemiologist focused on diseases of low- and middle-income countries, and on health disparities in the U.S.

Following his human biology undergraduate studies at Stanford University, Vermund received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his pediatrics training at Columbia’s Babies Hospital. He then completed a master’s degree at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, a diploma from the Royal Institute of Public Health and Hygiene, a Mellon Foundation fellowship in clinical epidemiology at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, and M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in epidemiology from Columbia University.

Dean Vermund is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been recognized with the NIAID/NIH/PHS/DHHS Meritorious Service Award, the DHHS Public Health Service Superior Service Award, the Richardson Award for Perinatal and Pediatric Health Care Research, the Velji Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in Global Health, the Rosenfield Alumni Award for Excellence in Public Health from Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health, and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, among others. He serves on multiple editorial boards, including the Journal of the International AIDS Society, Current HIV/AIDS Reports, the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, PLOS ONE, Transactions of The Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

The Connecticut Academy of Science & Engineering is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 institution patterned after the National Academy of Sciences to provide expert guidance on science and technology to the people and to the state of Connecticut, and to promote the application of science and technology to social and economic well-being. The Academy’s 400-plus members include leading scientists, physicians, engineers and mathematics who are experts in a wide range of science and technology-related fields.

Submitted by Colin Poitras on January 19, 2022