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Robert H. Gifford, M.D., HS ’67

Yale Medicine Magazine, 2003 - Winter


Robert H. Gifford, M.D., HS ’67, professor emeritus of medicine, was honored in May upon his “second” retirement, after two years of teaching science to the students of Sacred Heart/St. Peter’s School. A benefit to honor Gifford raised $25,000 for scholarships. Faculty at the school also created the Robert H. Gifford Science Award, which will be given annually to an outstanding science student.

Gifford brought the first science curriculum to the parochial school after he retired from Yale in 2000 as the medical school’s deputy dean for education. The addition of the science program has allowed the students to gain an appreciation for how scientists collect information and the importance of paying attention to detail.

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