Chronicle

In the dean’s office, it takes a brain surgeon

In the dean’s office, it takes a brain surgeon

Running the med school is a complex task, which may be why Yale tapped Dennis Spencer as interim dean.

On a Monday afternoon in late June, close to a hundred senior faculty members filled the Historical Library to witness a changing of the guard. Then-Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., was about to announce his departure for the University of California, San Francisco, where he had been named vice chancellor for medical affairs and dean of the school of medicine. Standing next to Yale President Richard...

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A security review drags on, devastating a scientist and derailing cutting-edge work

A security review drags on, devastating a scientist and derailing cutting-edge work

As a scientist, Heng Zhu, Ph.D., is used to dead ends, setbacks and roadblocks. But nothing prepared him for the obstacles he would encounter this past year when he tried to renew his expired visa and continue working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.“It screwed up my life totally,” said Zhu. “I wasn’t able to work for a year, and I lost my fellowship.”...

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Neuropeptide’s presence in high levels suggests soldiers are born, not made

Neuropeptide’s presence in high levels suggests soldiers are born, not made

Contrary to the image of hardened drill sergeants molding untrained youths into skilled fighting machines, a Yale...

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Keep religion out of stem cell research, Reeve urges medical school audience

Keep religion out of stem cell research, Reeve urges medical school audience

Social and religious conservatives have robbed American scientists of their chance to play a leading role in the...

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Warshaw returns for symposium

Warshaw returns for symposium

For the second year, Joseph B. Warshaw, M.D., former deputy dean and chair of pediatrics, visited Yale from his post as...

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Roundup

University, unions settle strike

As Yale Medicine went to press, the university and two major unions representing close to 4,000 workers had reached a...

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Spellbound by spelling

Don’t count on keeping up with the competitors in Spellbound, the Oscar-nominated documentary about the 1999 National...

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