Tribute to Mary McCrea Curnen, MD, PhD: A Central Figure in the Program for Humanities in Medicine's Creation
Mary G. McCrea Curnen, MD, PhD, who played a central role in the creation of Yale School of Medicine’s Program for Humanities in Medicine (PHM), passed away on September 29, 2021, at age 98.
Eric P. Winer, MD, to Lead Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
“Among a field of outstanding candidates, Eric stood out for his leadership and for his commitment to ensuring that Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital have a lasting and transformative impact on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer,” said Dr. Nancy J. Brown, the Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine.Source: YaleNews
Vivek Murthy, MD '03, Mandy Krauthamer Cohen, MD '05, and Helena B. Hansen, MD '05, Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Election to the Academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.Source: National Academy of Medicine
Beginning the Journey in Medicine
“Teaching yourself, patients, and others is what the profession of medicine entails.” Assistant Professor Oluwatosin Adeyemo, MD, MPH, shared this idea with the 104 first-year Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students during their two-week Introduction to the Profession (iPro) course.
Veronica Chiang, MD, Appointed Assistant Dean for Admissions for the MD Program
On September 8, Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Dean Nancy J. Brown, MD, and Deputy Dean for Education Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, announced the appointment of Veronica Chiang, MD, to the position of assistant dean for admissions for the YSM MD Program.
Cynthia Mann, MD '76, Reflects on Decades of Precepting YSM Students and Residents
“Over the four decades of my practice, I have loved meeting students from all backgrounds, many of whom brought their own life lessons and perspectives,” states pediatrician Cynthia Mann, MD, a long-time preceptor for Yale School of Medicine (YSM) students and residents.
Mass General Brigham Names Robert S.D. Higgins, MD '79, President of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Executive Vice President at Mass General Brigham
Higgins currently serves as Surgeon-in-Chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital and is the William Stewart Halsted Professor of Surgery and Director of the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.Source: Brigham and Women's Hospital
Michael Schwartz Appointed Inaugural Director of Innovation in Medical Education
On July 26, 2021, Deputy Dean for Education Jessica Illuzzi, MD, MS, announced the creation of a new role—director of innovation in medical education—as well as the inaugural director, Associate Dean for Curriculum Michael Schwartz, PhD.
For Two Decades, Richard Breier, MD, Has Mentored YSM Students in Primary Care
“Yale medical students are incredible. They are so intelligent and so enthusiastic. It is such a pleasure to precept them,” states Richard Breier, MD, who has precepted Yale School of Medicine (YSM) MD students for the past 20 years.
Makerere University and YSM Create Successful Virtual Clinical Elective
In early 2021, six Ugandan senior medical students from Makerere University School of Medicine (MUSM) and five fourth- and fifth-year MD students from Yale School of Medicine (YSM), along with faculty from both schools, participated in a six-week virtual clinical elective.
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Launches Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Web Portal
In late April 2021, Yale School of Medicine’s (YSM) Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML) launched a new webpage that aggregates the library’s expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) resources.
Office of Student Research Congratulates Students and Thanks Faculty Mentors
The Office of Student Research (OSR) congratulates rising second-year MD students on their summer research accomplishments. OSR also thanks the many Yale School of Medicine faculty members who mentored these students, as well as the faculty who led summer research didactics.