Students

‘Do some good in the world,’ dean exhorts Class of 1998

As the 106 members of the Class of 1998 received their medical degrees in May, Dean David A. Kessler, M.D., urged them to think back to the altruism that guided and propelled them as they made the decision to become doctors. “You wanted to do some good in the world,” he said, “and you were able to say those words flat out, without any embarrassment or hesitation.”

The 1998 Commencement was Dr. Kessler’s first at Yale and the first in recent memory to be conducted in pouring rain, which drove graduates and their families under a tent on Harkness Lawn. After ceremonies on the main campus, graduates followed bagpiper Glenn Pryor as he led the class along College Street to the medical school Commencement under the tent.

“This is a teacher’s dream,” said Dr. Kessler, “a last chance to exhort, challenge and inspire.” His own exhortation was that students remain true to the idealism that comes...

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Student awards

Parker Prize: Hahnah J. KasowskiThe Miriam Kathleen Dasey Award: Michelle A. BartonThe Norma Bailey Berniker Prize: Matthew H.T. BuiThe Dean’s Prize for Community Service: Heather J. LynchNBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism in Medicine Student Award: Lynda S. KaulsThe Campbell Prize: Russel C. HuangThe Perkins Prize: Russel C. HuangMerck Book Awards: Lynda S. Kauls and Ellen A. KomisarukLange Book Award: James F....

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Faculty awards

Bohmfalk Prizes: Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., associate professor of pathology, and Richard J. Gusberg, M.D., professor of...

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Health is a global affair, EPH graduates are told at Commencement

People entering the field of public health face issues that are becoming more complex by the day, journalist Laurie...

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Nobelist returns to New Haven for Student Research Day

Growing up in New Haven as the son of a Yale pharmacologist, Alfred G. Gilman, M.D., Ph.D., recalls feeling at home in...

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In doctor’s black bag, decades of family history

In choosing a medical career, many budding physicians receive friendly bits of advice and the occasional keepsake from...

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