Cornwell, Anna Christake 1929-

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CORNWELL, Anna Christake 1929-

PERSONAL:

Born June 1, 1929, in Philadelphia, PA; daughter of Costas (a store owner) and Meropi (a homemaker; maiden name, Kiloni) Christake; married Anthony E. F. Cornwell, November 8, 1958 (divorced); children: Alex D. W., Trevor S. Ethnicity: "Greek-American." Education: City College of the City University of New York, B.S., 1952, graduate degree, 1955; McGill University, doctorate, 1958. Politics: Independent. Hobbies and other interests: Films, theater, dance, concerts, jogging, swimming, yoga, travel, collage.

ADDRESSES:

Office—Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 48 Circle Dr., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Jackson Memorial Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME, staff scientist, 1957-59; Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY, associate professor of pediatrics, 1974—. Montefiore Hospital Medical Center, director of research on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), 1974-80; Flushing Hospital Medical Center, director of developmental pediatrics, 1981-96; New York Health Research Training Program, presenter of SIDS research training, 1984-94; New York SIDS Counseling, member of board of directors and vice chair. City College of the City University of New York, adjunct associate professor of psychology, 1974-76; Rockefeller University, member of Vision Research Colloquium. Greek American Behavioral Sciences Institute, vice chair, 1972-79. Gives readings from her memoir.

MEMBER:

Association for the Psychophysiological Study of Sleep, Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (chair of sleep research, 1976-94), Hudson Valley Writers Association, New York Academy of Sciences, Psi Chi.

AWARDS, HONORS:

National Institute of Mental Health, interdisciplinary fellow, 1960, and senior postdoctoral fellow; Women in Medicine and Science Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1979; fellow of National SIDS Foundation, 1982.

WRITINGS:

Sleep and Its Disorders, Jason Aronson (Northdale, NJ), 1995.

Mono ta poulia einai leftera (historical novel), Haravyi (Athens, Greece), 1996.

Only the Birds Are Free: The Story of a War Child in Greece (memoir; originally published in Greek), Royal Fireworks Press (Unionville, NY), 2002.

Contributor to periodicals, including Neuropediatrics and Journal of Sleep Research.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Research on the plight of women and children in war and on the psychological consequences of unwanted pregnancies.