Features

Giving back

Giving back

Top-notch surgery at Yale inspires a major gift to the School of Medicine

Karen Pritzker and Michael Vlock of Branford, Conn., say the primary motivation behind their recent $3 million gift to endow a School of Medicine professorship in pediatric surgery is gratitude. Two of their children have been treated over the years by surgeons at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital (YNHCH), and in each instance, Pritzker and Vlock say, they received excellent medical advice and first-rate care.

The new professorship is named in honor of Karen Pritzker’s father, Robert A....

Read more...

$23 million grant enables fresh look at stress and addiction

$23 million grant enables fresh look at stress and addiction

People are much more likely to stick their hand in a cookie jar, smoke a cigarette, or gulp cocktails when they’re overworked, ensnared in family conflict, or having trouble balancing the inordinate number of responsibilities thrown at them. According to Rajita Sinha, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry, stress has been clearly linked to disease outcomes, but the complex effects of stress on self-control and addictive...

Read more...

Lightening the load for the physicians of the future

Lightening the load for the physicians of the future

“I don’t believe in giving for concrete,” declares Sanfurd G. Bluestein, M.D., in as pithy a summation of his pragmatic approach to philanthropy as one could imagine. While recognizing the necessity of bricks and mortar for the School of Medicine, Bluestein, a 1946 alumnus, has...

Read more...