Yale sets the stage for mainstream telemedicine
As telemedicine transitioned from optional to essential in the spring of 2020, Yale School of Medicine became an early leader in the field. Telemedicine was already an appealing option due to transportation costs and delays; illness or injury; and the risk of new infections.
Medical errors don’t play a role in most hospital deaths
Due to underlying disease, estimates of preventable deaths of hospitalized patients may be two to four times too high. The YSM and VA Connecticut study extrapolated likely numbers for the United States from results in European and Canadian hospitals.
A bottle for baby
Wander the maze of interconnected Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) and Yale School of Medicine buildings between Cedar Street and Howard Avenue, and you will eventually come across a pair of facing display cases. They hold one of Yale’s most unusual collections: antique baby bottles.
Enabling research through technology
Less than 10 years ago, Yale School of Medicine’s clinical researchers were stuck in the mire of paper records. Researchers seeking health care information from patients’ doctors required interns or students to copy entire medical records by hand into research records.
A heroic contribution to medicine
Because Joseph Marshall Flint, MD, was trained as a research anatomist, many at Yale did not see him as their top choice for professor of surgery at the School of Medicine. When the administration offered Flint the position, other faculty and physicians complained: the doctor’s only former..
A Week in the Life: Celebrating 200 Years of Yale School of Medicine
In recognition of the School of Medicine’s bicentennial, we chose to devote the Winter 2011 issue of the magazine to a photo essay documenting a week in its life. During the week of September 20-24, photographers Julie Brown, Terry Dagradi, Robert Lisak, Michael Marsland, Frank Poole, and..
Officials outline plans to reconfigure Route 34
In the 1950s city officials believed that New Haven needed a highway link to the towns of the Lower Naugatuck Valley. The Oak Street Connector, a freeway extending from I-95 northwest, and also known as Route 34, was thought to be the answer—but the project was an undisputed failure.
As medical center grows, so grows the city
On Saturday, April 19, 2008, a month before she was to graduate from the School of Medicine, Mila Rainof, M.D. ’08, left Harkness Dormitory’s exercise room and began walking north on York Street. At South Frontage Road, Rainof began to cross against the light. It probably seemed safe ...
A stroke of luck saves New London patient
When Jeanne Munnelly went for a swim at a high school in East Lyme one August morning, she could not have known she was about to have a stroke—and make medical history in Connecticut. At about 8:15, as she swam in the school’s pool, Munnelly became weak on her right side and unable to speak.
Yale alumnus funds new cancer hospital
Since his graduation from Yale College in 1954, Joel E. Smilow has made donations to his alma mater that have endowed a head football coach position; the renovation and expansion of the Lapham Field House, now called the Smilow Field Center; and five other coaching positions.
New forum offers a place for doctors and nurses to discuss issues of patient care
On a Thursday afternoon last fall, 23 physicians, nurses and social workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital (YNHH) met to discuss a case that made everyone uncomfortable: a patient with colon cancer suffered serious and eventually fatal complications following surgery, and the patient’s daughter..
A new hospital pavilion, set to open in 2008, will house $430 million cancer facility
Services for cancer patients are currently scattered at six sites across the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, but that will change by 2008 with the planned opening of a new hospital facility that will offer all cancer services under one roof and significantly enhance the medical school’s ability to..
Clinical development fund makes first round of awards
Two years ago, when Yale University and the Yale New Haven Health System signed their first formal affiliation agreement, one of its provisions was a fund to expand the joint clinical programs of the School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital. In May, the two institutions announced the first..