To the YSM Community:
As Thanksgiving approaches, I cannot help but reflect on how grateful I am to be part of Yale School of Medicine. We are surrounded by extraordinary people who come together to advance the most compelling mission of caring for people while advancing knowledge and health. I am reminded of this every day—by the patient or family member who sends an email to express their deep appreciation for the exceptional care they received, by the staff member who stops me in the hallway to introduce herself in person after months on Zoom, by the student who challenges us to think differently about the impact of our systems on the health of the underserved, or by the investigator whose life’s research has resulted in a newly approved treatment.
Thank you for all that you do and for being you. I wish you a restorative Thanksgiving.
Nancy J. Brown, MD
Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Medicine
C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine