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Using Basic Science to Solve Clinical Problems

Researchers in the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis are using cutting-edge imaging techniques to delve into the mechanisms underlying infectious diseases.


Moving the Needle on Social Justice

Yale School of Medicine is committed to addressing social justice through education, research, and community engagement.


Reflecting Our Community in the Artwork on Our Walls

A newly formed committee charged with curating the artwork displayed in the public spaces of the School of Medicine opens its first exhibit.


Great Medical Schools Have Great Clinical Practices

Our thriving clinical practice is an important part of our mission and one of the reasons we exist.


Partnerships to Promote Diversity in Clinical Research

The School of Medicine is collaborating with community members and the FDA to increase the participation of diverse and underrepresented populations in clinical trials.


Produced by Students, Widely Respected in the Scientific Community

The student-run Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine has evolved into a high-ranking journal with an international audience.


The Ongoing Battle Against Addiction

In the wake of massive cannabinoid poisonings in New Haven, Yale is committed to continuing its efforts around prevention and treatment of substance use disorder.

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Celebrating 100 Years of Women

The School of Medicine will host a symposium to honor women as we continue to progress toward gender equality.


When We Invest in Families, Everyone Benefits

The School of Medicine takes pride in its commitment to high-quality child care.

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Lowering the burden of debt for medical students

The School of Medicine is changing its financial aid policies to benefit students receiving need-based aid.

Med Ed Day 2016

Advancing Scholarship in Medical Education

Programs sponsored by the Yale School of Medicine Teaching and Learning Center foster curricular innovation and teaching excellence.

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Increasing Diversity at the School of Medicine

The Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE) works to connect minority faculty and provide opportunities for professional growth

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Expanding the Footprint of Scientific Discovery

The 10-year anniversary of the purchase of West Campus highlights the potential for progress when scientists work across disciplines.

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High-resolution electron microscopy comes to Yale

The arrival of the cryoelectron microscope heralds a new era in research and discovery.


Investing in Early Career Investigators

Training initiatives provide opportunities to shape tomorrow’s leaders

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Students Pay It Forward

The Class of 2017 enthusiastically supported the Graduating Class Gift campaign with record participation

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Educational Opportunities Abound at Yale Center for Medical Simulation

The new state-of-the-art center offers hundreds of possible scenarios to help teach and practice clinical skills


A New Home for HAVEN Free Clinic

Student-run clinic relocates to a larger space on the medical campus


Center for Musculoskeletal Care provides multidisciplinary expertise

A broad range of specialist care and access to cutting-edge clinical research distinguish the new center.


Stem cell research provides basic biology and clinical insight

The 10-year anniversary of the Yale Stem Cell Center marks much progress and promise.


Accelerating research discoveries from bench to bedside

The renewal of Yale’s five-year Clinical and Translational Science Award marks 15 years of continuous support under this far-reaching award.

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New award recognizes promising researchers

Five young investigators named as HHMI Faculty Scholars.


Alzheimer's research accelerates at Yale

A new federally funded research center supports interdisciplinary efforts and pools resources to focus on Alzheimer’s disease.


Engaging patients in research

The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation is using a host of tools and approaches aimed at investigators and patients that will boost recruitment for clinical research.

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A century of promoting health

The School of Public Health celebrates 100 years of working to stem disease around the world.


Music graces the medical campus

The Yale Medical Symphony Orchestra showcases the talent and collaboration in our community beyond the clinic, classroom, or lab.


Making the biomedical community more diverse

This summer I had the pleasure of meeting 12 undergraduate students who had spent nine weeks at the School of Medicine during the inaugural session of the BioMed Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (BioMed SURF).


A new school year, and a new curriculum

As the new academic year begins, we celebrate the implementation of a new medical curriculum for our students. This landmark achievement marks the culmination of years of intensive self-study and planning. In 2008 the school embarked on an educational strategic planning process.


Five decades on, a new approach for clinician scholars

One of the many outstanding programs at the School of Medicine is the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program. It has been a great program not only for Yale, but also for this country. It started in 1972 with the goal of bringing an academic approach to the training of clinician-investigators.


Training tomorrow's physician-scientists

One of the jewels of Yale School of Medicine is its MD/PhD program. Since its inception in 1969, the MD/PhD program has graduated more than 300 students. As of now, a little over half, or 160 program alumni, hold academic appointments in clinical or basic science departments at universities and academic health centers.


From Yale to llamas to the Nobel Prize

As this academic year draws to a close, I want to share with you the outstanding research presented on our annual Student Research Day on May 5. Along with our Farr lecturer, Brian Kobilka, I was deeply impressed by the sophisticated research of our medical students.


Expansion of Yale's PA Program

I write to share exciting news about how the School of Medicine plans to extend the impact and reach of our Physician Associate Program to students around the country.


YCCI celebrates a milestone

Ten years ago we took a careful look at our strengths and opportunities in basic research, clinical research, and clinical medicine as part of a strategic planning process involving dozens of faculty from across the school. One of the priorities that emerged was the need for expanded support for clinical investigators, and in response we created the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation that same year.


A big year for the Bodel Center

In 1961, a recent medical school graduate named Phyllis Bodel came to Yale as a research assistant. She later joined the faculty and established herself as a gifted scientist, a beloved mentor to students, and an international leader in the study of fever. She also conducted research on the experience of women in medicine.


Best Wishes for the New Year

2013 has been a year of great momentum at the School of Medicine. As 2014 approaches, we look forward to continued excellence and new advances in research, education, and patient care.


Holding Fast to What Is Good

In the wake of Newtown's tragedy, experiencing the peace and joy of the season seems a challenge. As a community focused on healing, we open our hearts to those in distress and hope for their recovery.


Saint Raphael Acquisition Creates Opportunities

Yale-New Haven's acquisition of the Hospital of Saint Raphael is exciting news for the School of Medicine, bringing expanded opportunities for clinical growth and community care and closer ties to a large number of outstanding physicians.


A New Curriculum Begins to Take Shape

Planning effort results in school-wide discussion of what to teach and how to teach it. Assessment tools, digital technologies, educator development offered at new Teaching & Learning Center.


Taking Clinical Trials to the Next Level

Clinical research at Yale is moving forward rapidly with a major clinical trials recruitment campaign, branding initiative, and new system for data and trials management.


A Time to Celebrate

2011 has been a year of solid achievement for the School of Medicine. Now is a good time to take stock of our accomplishments and gear up for an even better 2012.


A Job Well Done

The Yale >> Tomorrow campaign raised $783 million for the School of Medicine, funds that will further the school's missions of research, education, and advanced clinical care. It wouldn't have been possible without you.


A Major Boost for Cancer Drug Discovery

At a time when collaborations between academia and industry are on the rise, agreements like the one with Gilead Sciences offer a promising route to better therapies for cancer.


Planning For a New Paradigm

A comprehensive review of the curriculum and Yale's vision for medical education yields a set of concrete recommendations for major change. In implementing them, Yale will raise the bar for teaching nationally.


To All, A Good Break

The holiday recess is a time to celebrate, relax, and recharge.


Two Centuries and Counting

The School of Medicine plans a symposium, concert, and a year of special events in celebration of its Bicentennial, along with a book and film about YSM's first 200 years.


A Global Perspective on Medicine

Yale has become a university of the world, and the School of Medicine is looking beyond national borders for solutions to pressing issues in medicine, science, and public health.


Ending YSM's year on a high note

Along with its challenges, 2009 brought major achievements and international recognition to our community. May the new year be one of continued growth, progress, and good health for all.


The Stimulus Hits Home

An extraordinary effort by medical school faculty results in $98 million in new funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and exciting new directions in research at Yale.


At the start of a new year, a substantial to-do list

Planning for education, academic programs, an electronic medical record, and growth of the clinical practice are all in full gear; federal stimulus plan sparks an upturn in research grants.


Providing tomorrow's doctors a robust grounding in science

A casual conversation five years ago leads to an extensive review of premedical and medical school course requirements—and recommendations for change at the national level.


A great university, a universe of intellectual treasures

The many resources of Yale University are too inviting to overlook; now a new website explores opportunities for making connections between medicine and the humanities.


“We’re poised to surge forward in the fight against cancer"

With new leadership at YCC, a major research institute planned for West Campus and a state-of-the-art cancer hospital opening in October, Yale’s impact in the field of cancer will multiply.


The promise of West Campus

Nearly half a million square feet of ready-made lab space on 136 acres hold the promise of major new scientific and clinical initiatives. The watchword for West Campus is "transformative."


Moving YSM forward in an uncertain economy

Our approach to the economic downturn must be strategic: we will continue to support programs of high priority, while making every effort to increase efficiency and eliminate waste.

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Thanks for making YSM a great place to teach, learn and care for others

Welcome to 333 Cedar Street. This address is home not only to Sterling Hall of Medicine but also a new letter that I’ll be sending monthly. My plan is to write to you about matters related to our missions of research, patient care and education, about new programs and initiatives, and about other topics vital to our community. I'd like to hear from you and know what's on your mind, so that I can address those subjects in future letters.

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Alpern, Robert 2012

333 Cedar Street is a regular letter from Dean Robert J. Alpern, MD, Ensign Professor of Medicine, on topics of interest to the Yale School of Medicine community.

Write to Dean Alpern at 333cedar@yale.edu.