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A first term marked by progress and growth

A first term marked by progress and growth

With kudos from Yale’s president and his peers, Robert Alpern signs on for another five-year term as dean.

When Robert Alpern was appointed dean in 2004, his vision for the School of Medicine was to build programs in education, research and clinical care to rival the best in the world. “Yale already has many outstanding programs in these three arenas that are likely among the best, but no medical school is perfect in all aspects,” he said in an interview from Dallas, where he was then dean of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. “We will identify our priorities for program improvement and then move forward.”Coming to Yale with a reputation for being at once easygoing and ambitious, the new dean rallied faculty, set priorities and...

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Yale obesity expert lauds New York tax dedicated to health programs

Yale obesity expert lauds New York tax dedicated to health programs

When Kelly Brownell, Ph.D., published an op-ed piece in The New York Times  in 1994 pioneering a...

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Internal medicine continues outreach with focus on "human infrastructure" abroad

Internal medicine continues outreach with focus on "human infrastructure" abroad

For nearly three decades, the School of Medicine’s international health program has provided...

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Recommendations for rest periods for residents meets with skepticism

For decades, doctors in training have endured long hours and sleepless nights during residency. Due...

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Roundup

Medical campus gets green award

The Amistad Street Building has received a gold “greenness” rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in...

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Economic situation worsens for Yale

In an e-mail to the Yale community in February, President Richard C. Levin said the deteriorating economic situation...

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