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Hoping for the best, preparing for disaster

Hoping for the best, preparing for disaster

The lessons of September 11, at the core of a new Yale course, put public health in the spotlight.

This past fall, Yale’s School of Public Health introduced a new course on coping with disasters. Earthquakes, hurricanes and volcanoes are on the agenda, as well as famines, wars and epidemics. But the real focus is how to confront the ongoing threat of bioterrorism.Since September 11, 2001, universities across the nation have been developing public health programs aimed at training students and professionals for future terror attacks and emerging health threats, including anthrax, smallpox and other methods of germ warfare.Yale’s new course is just a first step toward plans to develop a Yale Center for Bioterrorism and Disease Outbreaks....

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For AAP’s voice on smallpox,vaccine question, especially for the young, is crucial

For AAP’s voice on smallpox,vaccine question, especially for the young, is crucial

When the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on infectious diseases reconvened for the first...

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An appreciation of the human form, in the studio as well as the operating room

An appreciation of the human form, in the studio as well as the operating room

From his house in Old Lyme, Conn., Wayne O. Southwick, M.D., surveys a green tidal marsh, and...

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For an expert from Iran, reasons to worry about AIDS

An emerging epidemic of HIV/AIDS in Iran could have disastrous consequences for the country and the...

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Roundup

Yale scientists among most cited

Yale University ranks fifth among federally funded U.S. universities for the citation impact of its published research,...

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Three join Institute of Medicine

Each year a few dozen select physicians and scientists are named to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy...

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