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$500 million for medicine

Corporation approves construction of Congress Avenue Building and a 10-year renovation plan.

After two years of incremental approvals, the Yale Corporation voted at its February meeting to construct a major new research and teaching facility on Congress Avenue as part of a plan to invest at least $500 million in medical school facilities over the next 10 years.

Excavation of the site—a full block bounded by Congress and Howard avenues and Cedar and Gilbert streets—began in early March following demolition of the eight-story brick building at 350 Congress Ave. and several adjacent structures. University officials have signed a $176 million contract for construction of the new Congress Avenue Building (CAB), with occupancy expected in March 2003. It is anticipated that the project will be supported in part by philanthropy.

“This is the largest single investment in a facility in Yale’s history,” President Richard C. Levin said of the new building when the decision was announced Feb....

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Smoke signals

For many, nicotine gum or the patch has tipped the balance in the struggle to quit smoking. Others try hypnosis or break the habit cold turkey. But for a significant subgroup of smokers who would like to stop, nothing seems to work. Yale researchers recently received a $10 million grant to find out why.The grant, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Cancer Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson...

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Medical school gears up for Yale's 300th

With its own bicentennial only a decade away, the medical school has its sights set on a more immediate cause for...

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Harris Building opens its doors

The Yale Child Study Center, which has a long and distinguished history of research and clinical work with children and...

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YCC director will guide revision of National Cancer Act

In the 29 years since the Nixon administration and Congress declared war on cancer with the passage of the National...

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Work of early cancer virologist celebrated at symposium

The human papilloma virus (HPV) infects thousands of men and women each year. Symptoms seldom appear, but for women it...

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