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'No one loved Yale more than Nick'

'No one loved Yale more than Nick'

The lasting legacy of an unforgettable medical school alumnus

The relationship between Nicholas P.R. Spinelli, M.D., and Yale began in 1937, when he was a mere 16-year-old from Stratford, Conn., starting his freshman year of college. This early acquaintance blossomed through his years in medical school—also at Yale—in his career as an internist and educator, in his role as a leader of alumni, and, in his later years, in philanthropy. Ultimately it was a love affair. Those who knew him well all say the same thing: No one loved Yale School of Medicine more

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'No one loved Yale more than Nick'

Sixty years on, the last wishes of a prisoner of war are realized

The School of Medicine sees its share of charitable contributions, but this year, the school is the recipient of a most unusual gift. While interned in a Japanese prison camp during World War II, Albert S. McKern, M.D., who had earned his master’s degree in engineering at Yale 30 years earlier, willed a portion of his estate to the medical school by writing his bequest on a piece of paper. McKern died shortly...

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Public health studies to be advanced by two major new grants

Public health studies to be advanced by two major new grants

Yale’s School of Public Health (YSPH) has received a significant twofold boost in the form of an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and a $10.7 million grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD). The NIMH...

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