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A continuous infusion of philanthropy

A continuous infusion of philanthropy

The abiding legacy of a trailblazing entrepreneur of intravenous therapy

According to family lore, Ralph Falk, M.D., a physician and surgeon who practiced in Boise, Idaho in the early to mid-20th century, was nothing if not inventive. His daughter-in-law, Suzanne McDonough, recalls Falk telling her of an emergency operation he performed during the 1920s at a home in a remote mountainous area where he and a friend had gone fishing. “They had to hang a mirror over the patient’s kitchen table in order to reflect Dr. Falk’s automobile lights so he could see well enough...

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New Cancer Center head: ‘aspire to cure cancers’

New Cancer Center head: ‘aspire to cure cancers’

Thomas J. Lynch Jr., M.D., an alumnus of Yale College and the School of Medicine who is renowned for his research on the relationship between genetic variations and the effectiveness of cancer therapies, has been named director of Yale Cancer Center (YCC) and physician-in-chief of the new Smilow Cancer Hospital, which will open in October 2009. YCC is southern New England’s only comprehensive cancer center...

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Alpern reappointed to new term as dean of medical school

Alpern reappointed to new term as dean of medical school

Robert J. Alpern, M.D., who has led the School of Medicine through a period of sustained growth and increased stature since coming to Yale in 2004, has been reappointed to a second five-year term as dean, effective July 1.

Yale President Richard C. Levin cited the dean for his...

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