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Smoothing the road

Smoothing the road

To advance orthopaedics, couple bequeaths estate to the School of Medicine

For someone who spent a lifetime in orthopaedics, mending hands, knees and hips damaged by age or trauma, Michael J. Cummings, M.D., a 1965 graduate of the School of Medicine, has adopted a rather bone-jarring hobby in retirement. He and his wife, Susan, a retired practitioner, educator and consultant in acute-care nursing, are enthusiastic participants in extreme off-road driving events arranged by AM General, the Indiana company that manufactures the military and civilian versions of the...

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It’s only rock ’n’ roll, but it supports cancer research at Yale

It’s only rock ’n’ roll, but it supports cancer research at Yale

A recent gift to support cancer research at Yale seems, at first blush, to follow a familiar pattern: It came from a man who, having parlayed his Ivy League education into a successful career, wanted to make a donation because of academic loyalties he forged long ago.

What sets the donation apart is that, in this case, Yale is the beneficiary of a windfall.

The donor, Cliff Burnstein, has no ties to the university (he...

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Cartoonist’s work on wartime trauma garners an award

Cartoonist’s work on wartime trauma garners an award

In April, cartoonist Garry Trudeau, of “Doonesbury” fame, received the annual Mental Health Research Advocacy Award from the Department of Psychiatry for his portrayal of the physical and psychological challenges faced by soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....

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