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Class of 2003 arrives from all corners

What is perhaps the most international class of medical students in Yale’s history arrived in New Haven in late August, hailing from the United States and as far away as Ecuador, Russia, Hong Kong and Ethiopia. And while the global character of the Class of 2003 is more the result of happenstance than any international recruiting effort, according to administrators, it is nonetheless a defining feature of the incoming crop of medical students.

At the White Coat Ceremony, for example, there were one or two fewer parents in the audience to watch their children enter medicine. Mari Rebane’s parents in Estonia wanted to attend, but the distance and scheduling proved an obstacle, she said. Rebane, who graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, sent them a videotape of the ceremony instead.

Other members of the class come from Canada, Egypt, India, Ireland, Kenya, Korea, Mexico, Peru,...

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A new doctorate for doctors

As medicine seeks new ways to speed basic discoveries from the laboratory to bedside, there is growing concern that the investigators ideally equipped to guide that translation are becoming an endangered species. Three decades ago, nearly half of all NIH research-project grants went to physician-scientists with M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. credentials. Today that fraction is closer to a quarter and dropping as the number of...

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A new dean for education

One of the Ivy League’s most highly regarded medical educators is stepping down, much to the chagrin of students and...

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Medical school and health system form a new affiliation

Thirty-four years ago, Yale University and The New Haven Hospital laid out a framework for their joint activities in...

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Tech transfer office gets a new director

E. Jonathan Soderstrom, Ph.D., has been named managing director of Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research, succeeding...

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The OCR forms three new ventures, assists in mergers of others

The Office of Cooperative Research pressed forward during the past year with the creation of three new ventures and...

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Easing children's minds about surgery

Imagine the operating room from the point of view of a child about to have surgery: bright lights, sharp instruments, a...

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In the ribosome, clues to better antibiotics

Yale scientists have produced three-dimensional images of the largest component of the ribosome — the cellular...

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A changing of the guard for Humanities in Medicine

For the past 16 years, faculty, students and the general public have gathered in the Beaumont Room one or two evenings...

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HHMI grant to support science teaching at Career High School

The School of Medicine plans to use a four-year, $300,000 grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to strengthen...

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New labs, new approach bring hope for spinal cord injuries

Traditionally, physicians have believed that spinal cord injuries are irreversible. Paralysis will never go away and...

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Library dedicates resources on end-of-life care

Paul M. Kennedy, the J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale, and Florence Wald, former dean of the School...

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