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Noël Valis

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Libby Van Cleve

Oral History of American Music Archive

Libby Van Cleve is a scholar and performer with a specialty in contemporary American music. As Director of Yale’s Oral History of American Music Archive, she has conducted numerous interviews with major figures in American music. She is the author of the award-winning book and CD publication Composers’ Voices from Ives to Ellington, Yale University Press as well as various articles, program notes, and liner notes, which are often generated by material from her interviews. Complementing her work at OHAM, Ms. Van Cleve is recognized as one of the foremost interpreters of contemporary and chamber music for the oboe. She has recorded dozens of CDs and is author of Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers.

When not playing the oboe or interviewing composers, Libby enjoys gardening, hiking, taking zumba classes, and the challenge of raising a teenage daughter. She is actively involved at Yale’s St. Thomas More Chapel as musician and parishioner.

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Jack Vees

School of Music

Jack Vees is renowned as a performer and composer, at locations as varied as CBGB’s downtown New York scene and the Berlin Biennale Festival. His book The Book on Bass Harmonics has become the definitive technical text for bassists today. He has developed a distinctive musical style that combines rigorous formal thinking with the energy of rock and roll.

Eric Velazquez, MD

Cardiovascular MedicineEric J. Velazquez, MD, the Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine, serves as the chief for Cardiovascular Medicine for Yale School of Medicine, chief of Cardiovascular Medicine for Yale New Haven Hospital, and the Physician-in-Chief of the Heart and Vascular Center for Yale New Haven Health. Through these roles he coordinates a high-volume enterprise and an outstanding group of clinician-investigators, physician scientists, and staff who make important contributions across patient care, research and educational domains. He leads more than 150 faculty who focus on every area of cardiovascular medicine tapping into a broad array of tools, technologies, and expertise. Additionally, he is the Deputy Director at the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation. Velazquez chose a career in cardiovascular medicine twenty-five years ago. Through key leadership positions, he has pursued clinical, research, and methodologic interests and facilitated multicenter clinical research programs and quality initiatives with substantive focus and impact on vulnerable and underserved populations at high medical risk and has honed the administrative skills required to implement challenging programs in diverse settings globally. Today, much of his research and clinical work focuses on the intersection between heart failure and coronary artery disease. As a clinical investigator, he has authored over 300 peer-reviewed publications and made major contributions in the design, development, and implementation of landmark clinical trials that have altered international guidelines and the treatment of patients with chronic heart failure. These programs have established the evidence for best practice standards, modified treatment guidelines, and have had a direct impact on the U.S. public health. A dedicated mentor, he has proudly guided numerous physician-scientists and allied health care professionals in building unique careers. In 2014, Velazquez was inducted into the American Society of Clinical Investigation; in 2019, he was inducted into the Association of University Cardiologists. Velazquez, a first-generation American whose parents emigrated from Cuba, was born in New York City where he attended Regis High School. He graduated from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree with Honors in Psychology and then attended the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Velazquez did his internal medicine and cardiology training at Duke University including fellowships in clinical research and echocardiography and joined the Duke faculty as the first Greenfield Scholar of Cardiology in 2001 and was named a Professor of Medicine with Tenure in 2012. Prior to joining Yale in 2018, Velazquez held appointments at the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute and Duke Global Health Institute. Dr. Velazquez currently lives in New Haven with his spouse Maureen S. Velazquez, MBA. He is the proud father of Luc Tomas who is a rising 2nd year law student and Sofia who will begin graduate studies in Immunobiology this Fall at Yale. Email Eric Velazquez, MD

Dayal Veneeta

Linguistics

Veneeta Dayal is the Dorothy R. Diebold Professor of Linguistics at Yale University. She did her Masters and M.Phil in English Literature from Delhi University (India) and taught at Jamia Millia Islamia (India) from 1980-1983. She received her Ph.D. in Linguistics from Cornell University in 1991. She taught at Rutgers University from 1990-2018 where she held the rank of Distinguished Professor of Linguistics.

Veneeta Dayal’s research focuses on the semantics of natural language, and its interface with syntax and pragmatics, typically from a cross-linguistic perspective. Her primary areas of language specialization are English and Hindi-Urdu. The topics she has worked on can be classified under four broad categories: Questions and relative clauses; Bare nominals and genericity; Free choice items, Clause structure and scope in Hindi-Urdu. She has published widely in leading journals in the field of linguistics: Linguistic Inquiry, Linguistics and Philosophy, Natural Language Semantics, and Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, among others. She is the author of Locality in Wh Quantification (Kluwer Academic Publishers) and Questions (Oxford University Press) and a co-editor of Clause Structure in South Asian Languages (Kluwer Academic Publishers). She is now working on a manuscript exploring cross-linguistic variation in the morpho-syntactic expression of definiteness, indefiniteness and genericity: (In)definiteness and Genericity: A Cross-linguistic Perspective, to be published by Wiley-Blackwell. A related project, The Open Handbook of (In)definiteness: A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Interpreting Bare Arguments is under contract with MIT Open Handbooks in Linguistics. Another manuscript, Scope-taking in Questions, is slated for publication in Linguistic Inquiry Monographs. Other current projects include the relationship between clausal subordination and speech acts, the expression of epistemic uncertainty in different types of noun phrases, and the syntax and semantics of question particles.

At Rutgers, Veneeta Dayal served as the founding director of the South Asian Studies Program, Graduate Program Director of Linguistics, Undergraduate Program Director of Linguistics, Department Chair of Linguistics and Acting Dean of Humanities. She is an associate editor for the journal Linguistics and Philosophy and is on the editorial board of a number of other journals. 

Veneeta Dayal has been the recipient of a National Science Foundation grant, a Fulbright Senior Research Award, a Senior Research Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian Studies and a Jawaharlal Nehru Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship. She was awarded the Graduate Faculty Teaching Award in 2017 by Rutgers Graduate School, New Brunswick.

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Thomas Veness

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Paul Vermeal

Yale HospitalityEmail Paul Vermeal

Sten Vermund

Dean, Yale School of Public HealthSten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, is Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Vermund is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist focused on diseases of low and middle income countries, and on health disparities in the U.S. His work on HIV-HPV interactions among women in a Bronx methadone program motivated a change in the 1993 CDC AIDS case surveillance definition and inspired cervical cancer screening programs launched within global HIV/AIDS programs. His research has focused on health care access, adolescent medicine, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and reproductive health. Following his human biology studies at Stanford University, Dr. Vermund received his M.D. from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and his pediatrics training at Columbia’s Babies Hospital. He then completing 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 a Ph.D. in epidemiology from Columbia University. Dr. Vermund is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the AAAS. Author of 560 papers and chapters, nearly all with his students and colleagues, he ranks among the top US academics for NIH grant resources over his career. He has founded two non-governmental organizations: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and Friends in Global Health in Mozambique and Nigeria. Dr. Vermund 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 Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He serves on several editorial boards including the JAIDS, AIDS, JIAS, PLOS ONE, and Transactions of the RSTMH and is on multiple international and U.S. advisory committees. Prior to joining Yale in 2017, Dr. Vermund was the Amos Christie Chair in Global Health and Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. He founded and directed the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and served as Vanderbilt’s Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Health and Vice President for Global Health for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Email Sten Vermund