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Allies gather to celebrate science

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Citizens, professors, and local politicians joined together to support and celebrate scientific inquiry and advances.

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Margaret Bia retires after 40 years of service

Online onlyMargaret Bia retires after 40 years of service

At an emotional event on a beautiful late May afternoon, Margaret “Peggy” Bia, MD, bid farewell to Yale School of Medicine peers, students, and former patients. One of the longest-serving nephrologists at YSM, Bia had many memories to share, and many more people to share them with.Bia organized the event in part to celebrate patients, many of whom had lived with their transplanted kidneys for 10 to over 30 years....

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Fast response: inside YNHH's response to a deadly bombing

Online onlyFast response: inside YNHH's response to a deadly bombing

With the increasing incidence of mass shootings like those in Las Vegas last year and in Parkland, Fla., this year, hospitals like Yale New Haven have learned to be prepared.

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Writing from multiple perspectives

Online onlyWriting from multiple perspectives

Marjorie Rosenthal, MD '95, MPH, is a pediatrician, scholar, mother, widow, and cancer patient. She is also a writer and artist who explores the strange territory between her identities as doctor and patient-what Rosenthal calls "writing from both sides of the stethoscope."

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In Kampala, School of Medicine students and residents train alongside Ugandan surgeons

Online onlyIn Kampala, School of Medicine students and residents train alongside Ugandan surgeons

YSM students and residents traveled to Mulago Hospital in February for a week-long project that included two full days of travel in addition to the three-day workshop that covered operative dissection and use of ultrasound in a trauma setting. Their team was the latest from Yale to travel to Kampala since 2006, when the Department of Medicine and the medical faculty at Makarere University launched their collaboration on clinical care and training.

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Decreasing the cost of health care, one ride at a time

Online onlyDecreasing the cost of health care, one ride at a time

Getting to the doctor can be difficult. Making it to an appointment on time requires transportation, scheduling...

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School of Medicine appoints Ayaska Fernando director of admissions

Online onlySchool of Medicine appoints Ayaska Fernando director of admissions

Ayaska Fernando has assumed the position of director of admissions at the School of Medicine after 10 years of service in the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. The story of his progress at Yale as a student and an admissions professional is remarkable—a story that would have made Kingman Brewster proud.

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Salovey, Nez-Henderson talk about identity

Online onlySalovey, Nez-Henderson talk about identity

Patricia Nez-Henderson, MPH '94, MD '00, spoke with Yale President Peter Salovey, PhD '86 about her experience at Yale School of Medicine, and as a Native American studying medicine.

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Treating drug-poisoned residents on the New Haven Green

Online onlyTreating drug-poisoned residents on the New Haven Green

When dozens of people fell ill on the New Haven Green this past summer, doctors, nurses, and EMTs worked together to treat them quickly and effectively. Researchers at Yale are looking into what caused the poisoning.

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Suntans, stories, and Harvey Cushing: in conversation with Randi Hutter Epstein

Online onlySuntans, stories, and Harvey Cushing: in conversation with Randi Hutter Epstein

Late September, Randi Hutter Epstein visited the Yale Bookstore to talk about her new book, "Aroused," and was joined by Chelsea Clinton the next day for a talk at the Mary S. Harkness Auditorium.

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A safer way to live with guns

Online onlyA safer way to live with guns

A tourniquet could save someone who has been shot from bleeding to death. That and other similar skills were taught in...

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Yale Center for Clinical Investigation holds summit for innovation and diversity

Online onlyYale Center for Clinical Investigation holds summit for innovation and diversity

In early October, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) hosted its first ever “Innovation and Diversity...

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Honoring the tradition

Honoring the tradition

To reach the office of Nita Ahuja, MD, MBA, Yale’s newest chair of surgery, one passes portraits of her 14...

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London artist paints powerful portraits of YSM luminaries

London artist paints powerful portraits of YSM luminaries

In the coming months, a commissioned portrait of Carolyn Slayman, PhD, a nationally renowned geneticist and longtime...

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Groundbreaking study seeks to quantify patient bias

Groundbreaking study seeks to quantify patient bias

Doctor bias toward patients is well known, as are efforts to combat it. Classes at every medical school teach the...

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Michele Johnson: Serving with distinction

Michele Johnson: Serving with distinction

Michele Johnson, MD, became Yale School of Medicine’s first female and African-American full professor. Her fields are...

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Roundup

Finally, a class that’s a joy to take

Laurie Santos teaches the most popular course ever at Yale College in terms of enrollment, “Psychology and the Good...

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Psychopaths show signs of conditional empathy

For years, the common sense description of psychopaths is that they are people who could not empathize with other...

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Fighting fire with fire: virus from a lake kills germ-resistant bacteria

An 80-year-old was dying from a serious bacterial heart infection. Resistant to all antibiotics, the infection defied...

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