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Expert on gene swapping joined molecular biology at its very beginnings

Charles M. Radding, M.D., professor emeritus of genetics, did sculpture as a hobby in medical school, and his portraits demonstrated a natural aptitude for plastic surgery, according to an influential mentor who also happened to be his older brother, Philip. The elder...

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For new deputy dean, focus is on top-notch care, service to patients

For new deputy dean, focus is on top-notch care, service to patients

As the new deputy dean for clinical affairs, David J. Leffell, M.D., continues a task he began 10 years ago, when he added a new portfolio to his work as a dermatologist: improving the business side of medicine.As head...

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Kidney researchers celebrate a banner year

Kidney researchers celebrate a banner year

First Stefan Somlo, M.D., Yale’s chief of nephrology, learned that he would be heading off to Singapore in late June to accept the field’s top award for research in polycystic kidney disease, a life-threatening...

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Unconventional physician-filmmaker receives “genius” grant

Unconventional physician-filmmaker receives “genius” grant

When Gretchen K. Berland, M.D., embarked on a research project in 2001 aimed at improving health care for the disabled, she took an unusual approach: she gave video cameras to three people in wheelchairs and asked them...

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New HHMI investigator says appointment liberates his science

New HHMI investigator says appointment liberates his science

Ronald R. Breaker, Ph.D., has never shied away from less-charted scientific waters, but he says the best thing about his selection in March as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator is that the...

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