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Yale’s M.D./Ph.D. Program celebrates a birthday and 188 promising careers

When Donald E. Ingber graduated from Yale College in 1977, he had definite ideas about what he wanted to do in life. He was either going to write comedy and raise the standard of the television sitcom or else make his contribution to humanity through science. He admits it wasn’t a conventional career dilemma.

Unfortunately perhaps for prime-time viewers, science won out. Ingber enrolled in the M.D./Ph.D. Program at Yale, spent seven more years in New Haven, then went on to discover the angiogenesis inhibitor TNP470, one of the first in a promising class of compounds that physicians hope will provide effective anti-cancer therapies. Ingber did his postdoc with angiogenesis pioneer Judah Folkman, M.D., at Harvard Medical School, where today he is a professor of pathology and an explorer in the largely uncharted field of “mechanobiology,” studying the role of mechanical forces in cell...

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Med school invites neighbors to join in Tercentennial celebration

The doors of the School of Medicine have always been open to those seeking medical care. On a Saturday in October the school opened its doors to its neighbors as part of the University’s year-long celebration of its 300th birthday.More than 500 people toured the medical school, which offered a lesson in virtual anatomy and, for children, the chance to dress up in medical gowns and pose for a snapshot with a 6-foot...

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New research effort will target hypoglycemia

“Everything about diabetes cuts two ways,” says William Tamborlane, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the School of...

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New Haven’s young SCHOLARs take to the labs, and dorms

In a fourth-floor laboratory in the Farnam Memorial Building, G’Nee Herbert uses a pipette to prepare samples of mouse...

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Pediatrics chair Warshaw moves north to become dean

When Joseph Warshaw, M.D., returned to Yale in 1987 after a five-year stint at the University of Texas, he was already...

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Bright Beginnings initiative helps mothers, infants at the start of life

It started with a simple statistic. Eight years ago members of the Friends of the Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven...

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For a group of first-year students, an intense week in the lab

Exposure to some of the best minds in science has long been a benefit of studying medicine at Yale. For a group of 24...

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A closer look at the medical school, from a new angle

Nearly every college and university admissions office in the country produces a glossy book introducing the school to...

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Anti-violence partnership chosen as model for national program

For nine years the mental health professionals at the Child Study Center have engaged in an unusual collaboration with...

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Congress Avenue Building

Structural steel began arriving at the site for the Congress Avenue Building in early fall and began to transform the...

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Art and medicine

During the first Tercentennial celebration weekend in late October, physicians and artists explored common ground...

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