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  • Yale Addresses the Challenges Facing Postdoctoral Fellows

    Postdoctoral researchers often have to make sacrifices in pursuit of their research. In particular, many enter these programs at fundamental moments in their own lives—such as having young children or when they’re planning to start a family. Yale School of Medicine has recognized these challenges, and is pioneering ways to rectify the difficulties they cause.

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  • How much sunlight you really need to get enough vitamin D

    The sun is our most common source of vitamin D since it's rarely found in foods. In fact, when exposed to ultraviolet B (UVB) rays, our skin produces vitamin D naturally. Yet, about 35% of adults in America have a vitamin D deficiency. Important: Adults need about 15 micrograms of vitamin D daily to meet nutrient requirements. And that's a problem since vitamin D is important for strengthening and maintaining bones, supporting a healthy immune system, and breaking down glucose in the body, says David J. Leffell, MD, chief of Yale Medicine Dermatologic Surgery and professor of dermatology at Yale School of Medicine. Here's how to make sure you're getting enough of it from the sun.

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  • Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, Appointed Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Radiation Oncology

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Lynn D. Wilson, MD, MPH, to Deputy Chief Medical Officer for Radiation Oncology for Smilow Cancer Hospital and our Smilow Cancer Hospital Network. Dr. Wilson’s established leadership in the Department of Therapeutic Radiology and dedication to the success of our radiation oncology program has led to enhanced, innovative care for our patients and a steadfast focus on excellence. In his new role, Dr. Wilson will partner with our Smilow leadership team to ensure multidisciplinary treatment is available to all patients and coordinated radiation oncology treatment is accessible throughout our Smilow Cancer Hospital Network.

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