Since I started working at Yale Medicinein 1998, no issue of the magazine has generated the response of that to our Winter 2011 Bicentennial issue. Since we mailed this issue in mid-January, alumni, faculty, staff, and colleagues at our peer schools have been sending their congratulations on the photo essay, “A Week in the Life.”

“The breadth of the life at YSM shown in these photos is terrific—I learned a great deal about the mysteries down the halls I don’t walk—and in the hall in which I work every day. It really made me proud to be part of the medical campus,” wrote Laura Crawford, a program administrator who coordinates international travel for residents and students.

“Had I not graduated in 1948, I would have immediately applied to Yale med school,” wrote Albert A. Fisk, M.D. ’48.

From H. Steven Moffic, M.D. ’71, “Your special issue of ‘A Week in the Life’ helped me to appreciate the current life of Yale School of Medicine, movingly going from a custodian to our dean, from high-tech surgery to after-hours music, covering so many aspects of the system of Yale medicine.” 

Once again I must extend thanks to a great team of photographers—Julie Brown, Terry Dagradi, Robert Lisak, Michael Marsland, Frank Poole, and Stephanie Zollshan—and to our designer, Jenn Stockwell, as well as everyone in our publications office who supports our efforts.