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Couple with a cause

Couple with a cause

$10 million gift will drive research, trials of new skin cancer treatments

Roz Milstein and Jerry Meyer met in October 1971 in the Cross Campus Library at Yale. He was a fourth-year medical student. She was starting a doctorate in clinical psychology. Both were interested in community issues, and in making society a better place. “We talked for five hours and found we shared a tremendous amount,” Jerome H. Meyer, M.D., recalls. “But we never thought back then that New Haven would be our home.” Nonetheless, New Haven has remained at the core of their lives ever since

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Slow readers, creative thinkers: gift will spur dyslexia studies

Slow readers, creative thinkers: gift will spur dyslexia studies

Sally E. Shaywitz, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the School of Medicine and an internationally recognized authority on dyslexia, has been named the first Audrey G. Ratner Professor in Learning Development. The professorship was established with a $3 million family gift honoring Ratner’s lifelong interest in reading disorders.

In a 20-year research collaboration with her husband Bennett A. Shaywitz, M.D., professor...

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New faculty prize will recognize superb patient care

New faculty prize will recognize superb patient care

The medical school has announced the creation of the David J. Leffell Prize for Clinical Excellence, an annual award that will be bestowed on the faculty member who best exemplifies clinical expertise, a commitment to teaching and the highest standards of care and compassion for...

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