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For faculty - past, present and future

For faculty - past, present and future

Pharmaceutical leader’s newest gifts are a tribute to Yale’s inspiring teachers

In 1879, 23-year-old Robert McNeil, who had recently graduated from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science, paid $167 for a fully outfitted drugstore that would soon bear his name. McNeil undoubtedly hoped that the store’s soda fountain would prove as much a draw to the residents of Philadelphia’s Kensington section as the medicines he planned to make and sell, but he could hardly have imagined that a drug stamped with the McNeil name would one day be the first choice for pain and...

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Scientist is doubly honored for protein-folding breakthroughs

Scientist is doubly honored for protein-folding breakthroughs

Last October marked a month to remember for the School of Medicine’s Arthur L. Horwich, M.D., Sterling Professor of Genetics and Pediatrics. Over the course of two days, Horwich was elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and named a winner of the 2008 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize by Columbia University for his outstanding contributions in biology and biochemistry.

Arthur Horwich Horwich, a Howard Hughes Medical...

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A brother's generosity and an uncle's skill love on in endowment

A brother's generosity and an uncle's skill love on in endowment

On a recent visit to the School of Medicine, Roy Polayes, of Hartsdale, N.Y., recalled the many weekends at his childhood home when his parents sat at the kitchen table sorting through paperwork. Polayes’ father had a private surgery practice, for which his mother handled the...

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