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‘What else would you do with money?’

‘What else would you do with money?’

Yale’s wartime help inspires gifts from most generous alumnus, wife

Each day, a bustling community of 6,000 faculty, students and staff tend to the business of the School of Medicine—teaching the art and science of medicine, studying, taking care of patients and conducting research in one of the world’s leading academic centers. But to spend an hour with John Anlyan, M.D., a retired thoracic and oncologic surgeon and member of the medical school’s Class of 1945, is to glimpse a more intimate time in the education of young doctors, an era when the first-year

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New endowment honors a spirited St. Louis ‘symbol of Yale’

The family of William R. Orthwein Jr. and the William R. Orthwein Jr. and Laura Rand Orthwein Foundation, a St. Louis, Mo.-based philanthropic organization, have made a combined $2.5 million gift to the School of Medicine to endow a new Yale Scholar in Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.

The Yale Scholars program, a recent initiative of Dean Robert J. Alpern, M.D., provides four years of research funding to the most...

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Gene defect plays role in early-onset heart disease

Gene defect plays role in early-onset heart disease

Yale scientists led by cardiologist Arya Mani, M.D., have identified a rare defect in a single gene associated with early heart disease and metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that includes high levels of harmful LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, low HDL, or “good,”...

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