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Alumna receives Yale Medal

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2009 - Winter


Roslyn Milstein Meyer, Ph.D. ’77, assistant clinical professor in psychiatry, is one of five recipients of the 2008 Yale Medal, the most prestigious award given by the Association of Yale Alumni. Meyer is well-known in the New Haven area for her leadership of a wide array of programs and her longstanding commitment to Yale and the university’s environs. Most recently, Meyer has supported research and treatment programs at Yale for melanoma, one of the fastest-growing and deadliest forms of cancer. With a gift of $10 million to the school last spring, she and her husband, Jerome H. Meyer, M.D. ’72, HS ’77, lecturer in psychiatry, are helping to establish the Milstein Meyer Center for Melanoma Research and Treatment, which will enable the development of more investigator-initiated clinical trials and improve Yale’s ability to design new treatments for the often fatal illness. Meyer is a trustee of Yale-New Haven Hospital, a patient advocate for Yale’s NIH-funded Specialized Program of Research Excellence in Skin Cancer and a co-founder of both New Haven’s International Festival of Arts and Ideas and the Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership program. She has served as a member of the Volunteer Council for Women’s Health Research at Yale, a board member of the Yale University Art Gallery and a trustee of Yale’s Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life.