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A love of Yale, a vision for its future

Unprecedented gifts provide funds for five professorships

Having had a remarkably wide-ranging career during which he headed companies involved in everything from small aircraft to shipbuilding to cement, Greenwich, Conn., businessman and philanthropist David W. Wallace has some difficulty arriving at a term that neatly sums up his profession. But when pressed, he finally settles on “lucky.” In a stroke of good fortune for the School of Medicine, Wallace and his wife, Jean McLean Wallace, have donated $6 million to endow two new professorships, adding

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A faster pipeline speeds new treatments from lab to patient

The flow of discoveries from the medical school’s labs to patients in need is proceeding at a blistering pace—in the last four years, no fewer than five new therapies invented by School of Medicine researchers have advanced into human clinical trials. Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research (OCR), which takes the lead in licensing the fruits of faculty labors to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, currently...

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“Teacher’s teacher” to oversee curriculum as education dean

“Teacher’s teacher” to oversee curriculum as education dean

In June, Associate Professor of Psychiatry Richard Belitsky, M.D., was named deputy dean for education at the medical school.

Belitsky, a popular and respected professor as well as a skilled clinician and administrator, is “a teacher’s teacher and a doctor’s doctor,” Dean and...

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