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An indelible smile, and a caring heart

An indelible smile, and a caring heart

The Class of 2008 mourns the death of a compassionate classmate

On the morning of Saturday, April 19, Mila Rainof, a member of the School of Medicine’s Class of 2008, was struck by a car as she crossed a busy street at the northern edge of the medical campus. Rainof, who was scheduled to begin a residency in emergency medicine in Oakland, Calif., in June, died the next day of severe head injuries. At a medical school “town meeting” called by Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D., on the Monday after Rainof died, Alpern said, “The medical school family has lost a...

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Leading scientist is appointed new chair of Cell Biology

Leading scientist is appointed new chair of Cell Biology

James E. Rothman, Ph.D., one of the world’s foremost experts on membrane trafficking, the means by which proteins and other materials are transported within and between cells, has been named the Fergus F. Wallace Professor of Biomedical Sciences and chair of the School of Medicine’s Department of Cell Biology. Rothman will come to Yale from Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons, where he is now a...

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New aid policy will lower tuition debt, widen career choices

New aid policy will lower tuition debt, widen career choices

The School of Medicine has overhauled its financial aid policy with a major boost in aid to middle-income families by reducing the required parental contribution for families making less than $100,000 per year, medical school Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D., announced in April.

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