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Always put the patient first

Doing what’s best for the patient will require courage, education dean says at Commencement.

The pressures of the real world will challenge their graduation-day idealism, Herbert S. Chase Jr., M.D., told the 101 members of the Class of 2006 in his Commencement address. Speaking on Harkness Lawn on a flawless spring day, the deputy dean for education offered a cautionary tale.

At another institution Chase reviewed a colleague’s research proposal: the trial would replace a known diabetes medicine with an experimental drug. Half the elderly patients in the study would get the new medicine and half would get a placebo. Chase rejected the proposal, disturbed that a respected physician would propose a plan that could cause harm. Later, remorseful, the doctor called to explain. The pharmaceutical company behind the experimental drug was subsidizing his salary. “He had let it blind him to the obvious fact that taking elderly patients off their diabetes medicine was unambiguously...

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Calls for morality, justice and passion at Epidemiology and Public Health ceremony

With a child under five dying somewhere in the world every 3 seconds and a child born into poverty in the United States every 35 seconds, “our global and our nation’s moral compass and our nation’s priorities need resetting,” said Marian Wright Edelman, J.D., founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund and the speaker at the 2006 Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Commencement. “We are the...

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Obesity, AIDS and a shark’s gland are among the topics of Student Research Day

In the 1990s, Jeffrey M. Friedman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Starr Center for Human Genetics at Rockefeller...

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"UnderRated" skewers rankings and—as ever—the med school faculty

When the School of Medicine dropped to number 11 in the annual U.S. News and World Report rankings for best research...

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2006 residency placements for Yale medical students

The Office of Student Affairs has provided the following list, which outlines the results of the National Resident...

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