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Alumnus Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general

Online onlyAlumnus Vivek Murthy confirmed as surgeon general

The Senate voted 51–43 on December 15 to confirm the nomination of Vivek Murthy as the nation’s 19th surgeon general.

Murthy is a member of the Class of 2003 who received his M.D. and MBA degrees from Yale. As an undergraduate at Harvard he launched a program that sent college students from the U.S. to India to do peer education work on HIV/AIDS. He also started a community health partnership,...

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Partnership opens a hub in a supermarket to help moms in need

Online onlyPartnership opens a hub in a supermarket to help moms in need

The Stop & Shop supermarket on Whalley Avenue in New Haven is about to add a new service for its customers: a mental health program for low-income single mothers. Starting in January, moms who need help coping with the stresses of daily life can find it five days a week at the supermarket through the New Haven Mental Health Outreach for Mothers (MOMS) Partnership. Launched in 2010, the partnership has helped 3,000...

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Dumbledore visits med school!

Online onlyDumbledore visits med school!

A crowd had already filled the Medical Historical Library on a cold day in January, when “Professor Dumbledore,” (AKA...

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At the heart of the medical enterprise

Online onlyAt the heart of the medical enterprise

Stories, said Sayantani DasGupta, M.D., M.P.H., are at the heart and core of the medical enterprise. “Before clinicians...

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A caring surgeon, struck down in an act of senseless rage

Online onlyA caring surgeon, struck down in an act of senseless rage

Michael J. Davidson, M.D. ’96, was a heart surgeon, one of a fraternity well known for its bravado, but family,...

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Hacking better outcomes

Online onlyHacking better outcomes

A marathon brainstorming session to find better ways to make hospitals more patient-friendly and better predict...

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Tom Duffy; master diagnostician, caring healer, and supporter of the humanities

Online onlyTom Duffy; master diagnostician, caring healer, and supporter of the humanities

To Lisa Sanders, M.D. ’97, HS ’00, he shared Sherlock Holmes’ knack for solving new cases based on a vast mental...

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Building the great American community

Online onlyBuilding the great American community

Vivek H. Murthy, M.D. ’03, M.B.A. ’03, recalls a night from his youth when his parents woke him and his sister and took...

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Play-Doh and 3-D apps bring neuroscience into psychiatry training

Play-Doh and 3-D apps bring neuroscience into psychiatry training

“Hello, my name is Josh Gordon from Columbia University, and I’m going to show you how to build your brain out of...

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Passing of the torch in clinical skills education

Passing of the torch in clinical skills education

A Greek inscription carved into the stone face above the entrance to the Sterling Hall of Medicine translates: “Those...

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Satiety hormone may have role in treating diabetes

Satiety hormone may have role in treating diabetes

With a name that derives from the Greek word for “thin,” the leptin hormone regulates the amount of fat stored in the...

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Q&A Colleen Kelly Alexander

Q&A Colleen Kelly Alexander

Colleen Kelly Alexander knows what it means to bounce back. An experienced triathlete, she was cycling home from work...

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Roundup

My country, my microbes

The microbes on your hands could reveal where you live, according to work by Yale researchers published in May in...

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Walking keeps seniors mobile

Walking as little as 20 minutes a day can keep older adults moving independently, according to Yale researchers. The...

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Reading minds with fMRI

Researchers at the School of Medicine can reconstruct images of human faces based on fMRI readings of what’s embedded...

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From the Ottoman Empire, a genetic mutation persists

At the height of the Ottoman Empire—16 generations ago—a single individual passed on a genetic mutation that still...

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