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Writers’ Workshop celebrates 10 years

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Disease is the stuff of most internal medicine grand rounds. But for the 10-year anniversary of the Yale Internal Medicine Residency Writers’ Workshop, the doctors heard a folk tale. To explain her own journey into the writing life, keynote speaker Pauline Chen, M.D., HS ’98, a transplant surgeon and writer, narrated a Japanese legend her father used to tell her at bedtime. A fisherman releases a...

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Treating the mind as well as the body

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Mark Rego, M.D., HS ’89, and James Phillips, M.D., HS ’74, traveled to Peru for the first time in 2004 as members of a Peruvian American Medical Society (PAMS) mission to Ayacucho, a city of 150,000 high in the Andes. Each year PAMS brings a team of more than 100 physicians, nurses, and medical students to Peru to provide medical services. The PAMS team wanted to add a psychiatric component to its medical mission,...

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Psychiatric care in the Peruvian Andes

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My informal orientation meeting with Brother Jimi Hyata, the director of the Comisión de Salud Mental de Ayacucho...

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Levin’s legacy endures at the School of Medicine

Levin’s legacy endures at the School of Medicine

When Richard C. Levin took office as president of Yale in 1993, the university faced several challenges. Among them...

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Hospital of Saint Raphael becomes a new campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital

Hospital of Saint Raphael becomes a new campus of Yale-New Haven Hospital

About three years ago Marna Borgstrom, M.P.H. ’79, president and CEO of Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH), and Christopher...

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Roundup

Gender bias persists

“Whenever I give a talk that mentions past findings of implicit gender bias in hiring, inevitably a scientist will say,...

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Lottery tickets may pose risk

Youngsters who receive instant lottery tickets as gifts tend to start gambling earlier in life, perhaps putting them at...

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Smoking bans and alcohol

Banning smoking in bars and restaurants can cut down not only on tobacco-related illnesses but also on alcohol abuse,...

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Enzymes at work

Yale scientists have captured views of an enzyme’s working parts that show the operation of its chemical mechanisms.“We...

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