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From Kosovo to college, with a detour near Cedar Street

Two years ago, when a group of Yale medical students volunteered at a camp for Kosovo refugees, second-years Aaron Covey and Seth Goldbarg found themselves working triage in the camp hospital. As new arrivals stepped off the buses at Senekos, a makeshift city of white tents in neighboring Macedonia, the students assessed the refugees and directed those who were ill to medical care.

When they met 18-year-old Irfan Baftiu, who had been in the camp for several days and had come to the triage center simply to make himself useful, there was a little confusion. “I kept trying to help,” Irfan recalled, “and Aaron kept trying to give me water.”

But soon Irfan and his younger brother, Bafti, then 15, were close to indispensable. “They helped us with every project we did in the camp,” said Margaret Bourdeaux, another of the six Yale students who were assisting the camp’s medical staff (“Kosovo...

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Emergency Department opens its doors for Learning Channel documentary

When a 37-year-old New Haven man leaped from the third story of a burning building and was rushed to Yale-New Haven Hospital, filmmakers from The Learning Channel met him at the E.R. door alongside the trauma team.The story of the injured man was among dozens of trauma and emergency room cases followed by “shooters” from TLC’s reality TV show, Trauma: Life in the E.R. To gather raw footage for the show, a producer...

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Clinical development fund makes first round of awards

Two years ago, when Yale University and the Yale New Haven Health System signed their first formal affiliation...

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The Giff tackles “retirement”

On a Wednesday morning in early January, Robert H. Gifford, M.D., HS ’67, took nine of his eighth-grade students out...

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Until March of this year, whenever Frederick J. Sigworth, Ph.D., needed electron cryomicroscopy to view the membrane...

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Smart cards for health care’s future?

Before the end of the decade, patients may be arriving at the doctor’s office with their personal genetic information...

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Talking about health

Students from Yale’s health professions joined with city and state health officials for Spring Into HealthFair on...

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