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Training tomorrow's physician-scientists

One of the jewels of Yale School of Medicine is its MD/PhD program. Since its inception in 1969, the MD/PhD program has graduated more than 300 students. As of now, a little over half, or 160 program alumni, hold academic appointments in clinical or basic science departments at universities and academic health centers.

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From Yale to llamas to the Nobel Prize

As this academic year draws to a close, I want to share with you the outstanding research presented on our annual Student Research Day on May 5. Along with our Farr lecturer, Brian Kobilka, I was deeply impressed by the sophisticated research of our medical students.

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Expansion of Yale's PA Program

I write to share exciting news about how the School of Medicine plans to extend the impact and reach of our Physician Associate Program to students around the country.

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YCCI celebrates a milestone

Ten years ago we took a careful look at our strengths and opportunities in basic research, clinical research, and clinical medicine as part of a strategic planning process involving dozens of faculty from across the school. One of the priorities that emerged was the need for expanded support for clinical investigators, and in response we created the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation that same year.

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A big year for the Bodel Center

In 1961, a recent medical school graduate named Phyllis Bodel came to Yale as a research assistant. She later joined the faculty and established herself as a gifted scientist, a beloved mentor to students, and an international leader in the study of fever. She also conducted research on the experience of women in medicine.

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Best Wishes for the New Year

2013 has been a year of great momentum at the School of Medicine. As 2014 approaches, we look forward to continued excellence and new advances in research, education, and patient care.

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Holding Fast to What Is Good

In the wake of Newtown's tragedy, experiencing the peace and joy of the season seems a challenge. As a community focused on healing, we open our hearts to those in distress and hope for their recovery.

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Saint Raphael Acquisition Creates Opportunities

Yale-New Haven's acquisition of the Hospital of Saint Raphael is exciting news for the School of Medicine, bringing expanded opportunities for clinical growth and community care and closer ties to a large number of outstanding physicians.

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A New Curriculum Begins to Take Shape

Planning effort results in school-wide discussion of what to teach and how to teach it. Assessment tools, digital technologies, educator development offered at new Teaching & Learning Center.

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Taking Clinical Trials to the Next Level

Clinical research at Yale is moving forward rapidly with a major clinical trials recruitment campaign, branding initiative, and new system for data and trials management.

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A Time to Celebrate

2011 has been a year of solid achievement for the School of Medicine. Now is a good time to take stock of our accomplishments and gear up for an even better 2012.

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A Job Well Done

The Yale >> Tomorrow campaign raised $783 million for the School of Medicine, funds that will further the school's missions of research, education, and advanced clinical care. It wouldn't have been possible without you.

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A Major Boost for Cancer Drug Discovery

At a time when collaborations between academia and industry are on the rise, agreements like the one with Gilead Sciences offer a promising route to better therapies for cancer.

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Planning For a New Paradigm

A comprehensive review of the curriculum and Yale's vision for medical education yields a set of concrete recommendations for major change. In implementing them, Yale will raise the bar for teaching nationally.

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To All, A Good Break

The holiday recess is a time to celebrate, relax, and recharge.

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Two Centuries and Counting

The School of Medicine plans a symposium, concert, and a year of special events in celebration of its Bicentennial, along with a book and film about YSM's first 200 years.

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A Global Perspective on Medicine

Yale has become a university of the world, and the School of Medicine is looking beyond national borders for solutions to pressing issues in medicine, science, and public health.

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Ending YSM's year on a high note

Along with its challenges, 2009 brought major achievements and international recognition to our community. May the new year be one of continued growth, progress, and good health for all.

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The Stimulus Hits Home

An extraordinary effort by medical school faculty results in $98 million in new funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and exciting new directions in research at Yale.

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At the start of a new year, a substantial to-do list

Planning for education, academic programs, an electronic medical record, and growth of the clinical practice are all in full gear; federal stimulus plan sparks an upturn in research grants.

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Providing tomorrow's doctors a robust grounding in science

A casual conversation five years ago leads to an extensive review of premedical and medical school course requirements—and recommendations for change at the national level.

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A great university, a universe of intellectual treasures

The many resources of Yale University are too inviting to overlook; now a new website explores opportunities for making connections between medicine and the humanities.

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“We’re poised to surge forward in the fight against cancer"

With new leadership at YCC, a major research institute planned for West Campus and a state-of-the-art cancer hospital opening in October, Yale’s impact in the field of cancer will multiply.

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The promise of West Campus

Nearly half a million square feet of ready-made lab space on 136 acres hold the promise of major new scientific and clinical initiatives. The watchword for West Campus is "transformative."

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Moving YSM forward in an uncertain economy

Our approach to the economic downturn must be strategic: we will continue to support programs of high priority, while making every effort to increase efficiency and eliminate waste.

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Thanks for making YSM a great place to teach, learn and care for others

Welcome to 333 Cedar Street. This address is home not only to Sterling Hall of Medicine but also a new letter that I’ll be sending monthly. My plan is to write to you about matters related to our missions of research, patient care and education, about new programs and initiatives, and about other topics vital to our community. I'd like to hear from you and know what's on your mind, so that I can address those subjects in future letters.

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Alpern, Robert 2012

333 Cedar Street is a regular letter from Dean Robert J. Alpern, MD, Ensign Professor of Medicine, on topics of interest to the Yale School of Medicine community.

Write to Dean Alpern at 333cedar@yale.edu.