Yale Scientists Breach Brain Barriers to Attack Tumors
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats such glioblastoma, a deadly brain tumor for which there are few effective treatments.
Chen Liu, MD, PhD, Is Named Chair of Pathology
Chen Liu, MD, PhD, has been chosen to be the next chair of the Department of Pathology at Yale School of Medicine and chief of Pathology at Yale New Haven Hospital, effective March 1, 2020. He comes from Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences in New Jersey.
International team discovers unique pathway for treating deadly children's brain cancer
An international team of researchers has discovered a new pathway that may improve success against an incurable type of children's brain cancer. The study results suggest that scientists have identified a unique way to disrupt the cellular process that contributes to Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG).
Solomon Center Student Fellows Advocate Against Proposed HHS Rule
A group student fellows from Yale Law School’s Solomon Center for Heath Law and Policy partnered with Yale School of Medicine (YSM) Dean’s Advisory Council on LGBTQI+ Affairs to submit comments to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services on August 13, 2019, advocating against a proposed rule that they say would have harmful effects on both patients and providers.
Vilarinho and Wilson Win 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Awards
Yale School of Medicine Department of Internal Medicine’s Silvia Vilarinho, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (digestive diseases) and of pathology, and Frederick Wilson, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (medical oncology) and genetics, are winners of a 2019 Clinical Scientist Development Award (CSDA) from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF).