Letters

From the editor: Basic science vs. translational research, and medicine and rain forests

In the autumn of 2006, Yale became one of a handful of medical schools to receive a CTSA grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a boon to translational research here and around the country. Once the program was up and running we asked writer Jill Max to take a look at the new Yale Center for Clinical Investigation, created and funded with the goal of supporting clinical research. This enhanced emphasis on translational research also prompted us to explore the tension between basic-science research—knowledge for knowledge’s sake—and the bench-to-bedside goals of those who start out with a cure or treatment in mind. Boston-based...

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We should expect our students to be literate

We should expect our students to be literate

It was with some sadness that I read of the teaching of ethics by my colleague, Alan A. Stone, M.D....

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Med school missing from cover

Med school missing from cover

I find an interesting example of the complex relationship between the School of Medicine and the...

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Second opinion

Second opinion

A "second opinion" from cartoonist Sidney Harris.

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