In memoriam: Carolyn Walch Slayman, Ph.D.
Carolyn Walch Slayman, Ph.D., deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs at the School of Medicine, Sterling Professor of Genetics, and professor of cellular and molecular physiology, died on December 27 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was 79, and had been undergoing treatment for recurrent breast cancer. Slayman was a faculty member and leader at the medical school for almost 50 years. While she was steadfastly humble about her accomplishments, her career was characterized by a series of
A major boost for recruiting top doctors
James M. Allwin, president of Aetos Capital, LLC, an investment management firm based in New York, has donated $10 million to the School of Medicine to attract more of the world’s best clinicians and clinical researchers to Yale. Allwin, a resident of Greenwich, Conn., who serves on the board of the Yale New Haven Health System and on the advisory board of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, says that his gift mirrors the philosophy he employs in his business: “It’s my hope that by investing in