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Medical Education Day

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A medical school curriculum should integrate the teaching of basic sciences and clinical care, allow room for individual exploration, develop lifelong learners, and nurture professional identity, said David M. Irby, Ph.D., in his keynote lecture for the School of Medicine’s Medical Education Day on May 21. Irby, professor of medicine at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), punctuated...

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Ebola, not gone or forgotten at Global Health Day

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Ebola no longer dominates the headlines, but lessons from the epidemic remain relevant, according to speakers at the annual Global Health Day held this spring. Disease outbreak patterns change along with human behavior, said Majid Sadigh, M.D., director of the Global Health Program at Western Connecticut Health Network/University of Vermont School of Medicine. The take-home message from the event, sponsored by the...

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Thinking locally on global warming

Online onlyThinking locally on global warming

Global warming is making New Haven residents sick, especially the poor and the medically fragile.That is the conclusion...

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Painting Away the Stress

Online onlyPainting Away the Stress

Once a month between 30 and 40 Yale workers, ranging from postdocs at the School of Medicine to IT techs to...

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Changing lives by changing yourself first

Online onlyChanging lives by changing yourself first

During the White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 13, the 104 students in the Class of 2019 learned that they are not the only...

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Possible, founded by Yale students, helps Nepal rebuild its health care system

Possible, founded by Yale students, helps Nepal rebuild its health care system

On April 25 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake pounded Nepal, leaving 9,000 dead, 23,000 injured, and hundreds of thousands...

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Building a smoke-free world

Building a smoke-free world

While he was a student in medical school, Lakshmi Narasimha Murthy, M.D., smoked cigarettes. He continued this habit...

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“Welcome back. You’ve made us all proud.”

“Welcome back. You’ve made us all proud.”

As he walked from Gateway Community College to the medical campus on the morning of Sept. 17, Surgeon General Vivek H....

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A return to Morse, a commitment to advocacy, and selfies at the lipstick

A return to Morse, a commitment to advocacy, and selfies at the lipstick

On a recent end-of-summer afternoon, Alice Chen, M.D., felt flashbacks as she rounded the stucco wall outside the Morse...

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Alum’s appointment as surgeon general a “home run”

Alum’s appointment as surgeon general a “home run”

In March 2001, Esther K. Choo, M.D. ’01, then a medical student, was bouncing around in a jeep on bumpy desert roads in...

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Defending the “good” bacteria

Defending the “good” bacteria

When faced with dangerous bacteria like Salmonella, the gut releases inflammatory molecules to destroy the invaders....

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

A 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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Who is Nicole McNeer and how does she win so many awards?

Who is Nicole McNeer and how does she win so many awards?

Over the past two decades only a handful of M.D./Ph.D. students have completed the program in six years (the average is...

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Our collective will, says surgeon general, can give “every man, woman, and child a fair shot at good health”

Our collective will, says surgeon general, can give “every man, woman, and child a fair shot at good health”

For many of us, the shopping mall symbolizes what’s wrong with society‒a temple to consumerism, a sterile box of...

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Roundup

The “noise” in human cells

A Yale-led team of scientists has developed a method for mapping cellular “noise,” variations in how human cells react...

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Psychologist decodes “tears of joy”

Why do people emit a nervous laugh in uncomfortable situations? And why are parents who cry at their child’s graduation...

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Surgeons and engineers join forces on 3-D organs

Yale surgeons and biomedical engineers are working with a biology company to develop 3-D printed tissues for transplant...

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The bigger your parietal cortex, the bigger the risk you’ll take

A Yale team led by Ifat Levy, Ph.D., assistant professor in comparative medicine and neurobiology, reported in the...

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