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Quick study, bighearted contributor

Quick study, bighearted contributor

United Technologies chief sees a path to better care with new cancer hospital

When Louis Chênevert was named president of United Technologies Corporation (UTC) in 2006, his mentor, Chairman of the Board George David, described him as a quick study with “remarkable skills at learning.” David said, “I think that’s one of the most important challenges in life. People need to rise to new things, new situations, new fact patterns, and to learn from what has gone before. Louis is just awfully good at that.” As a Director’s Advisory Board member at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) since

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Van will bring much-needed mammography to Uganda’s poor

Van will bring much-needed mammography to Uganda’s poor

For women in the developed world, mammography is a familiar ritual. The test is a routine way to screen for breast cancer. Once a woman reaches her 40s (or earlier, in women with risk factors for cancer) a mammogram is recommended every one to two years.

But for most women in the impoverished East African country of Uganda, getting a mammogram is next to impossible. Little advanced medical care is available there,...

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Vessel researcher is appointed as new cardiovascular chief

Vessel researcher is appointed as new cardiovascular chief

The medical school has appointed Michael Simons, M.D., as chief of the Department of Internal Medicine’s Section of Cardiovascular Medicine. Simons is a leader in research on the role of angiogenesis, the growth of new blood vessels, in cardiovascular diseases.

He will come to...

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