Twenty-two medical students currently earn credit by volunteering at the clinic.
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A student-run health-care clinic, self-examined

September 30, 2009 • 2
Audrey Provenzano MED ’10 started working at HAVEN — an entirely student-run free health-care clinic in Fair Haven, Conn. — four years ago as a first-year medical school student. Now one of the clinic’s associate directors, Provenzano recalled how, in her first year, she dispensed free prescriptions to underserved individuals. That was four years ago »
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Briefly: Neurobiology professor awarded $5.1 million grant

September 29, 2009 • 0
Nenad Sestan, an associate professor of neurobiology at the Yale School of Medicine, has received a $5.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a comprehensive map of the human brain’s development. Using the two-year grant funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant, Sestan will identify genes involved in the »
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H1N1 vaccine on the way

September 25, 2009 • 3
Every member of the Yale community will, eventually, be able to receive the swine flu vaccine for free, Yale University Health Services Director Paul Genecin said. Thursday, United States Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said the U.S. government has purchased 250 million doses of the vaccine — enough for everyone in America »
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Murder puts animal technicians in spotlight

September 23, 2009 • 26
On Monday morning, the animal laboratory technicians who work at 10 Amistad St. showed up for work. It was the first time they had done so since the body of Annie Le GRD ’13, a 24-year-old doctoral candidate in pharmacology, was found in the facility more than one week ago. Le’s slaying, and the subsequent »
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Elis may miss swine vaccine

September 21, 2009 • 0
Elis hoping to get vaccinated against swine flu who are generally healthy may find themselves out of luck. A swine flu vaccine is on track to be distributed in mid-October, and college students are among those who should be vaccinated first, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in an interview Friday. But »
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On the ground: Medical students react to news of arrest

September 18, 2009 • 34
As the Yale School of Medicine campus absorbed the news that a suspect in the killing of Annie Le GRD ’13 had been arrested early Thursday morning, researchers and students expressed cautious relief amid their continued shock and sadness. Tensions remained high as researchers at 10 Amistad St., huddled in small groups outside the building’s »
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Medical school debates health care

September 17, 2009 • 2
On Monday, the Yale medical community gathered at the Sterling Hall of Medicine to reflect on the death of Annie Le GRD ’13. In the same space Wednesday afternoon, a “civil discourse” on health-care reform went ahead as planned. But while the issue at hand may have been health care, Le was far from forgotten. »
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Experts: YUHS a model for health care reform

September 17, 2009 • 5
While debate over national health care reform rages in Washington, administrators at the Yale Health Plan are finding answers close to home. In interviews, past and present directors of the Yale Health Plan said the University’s comprehensive insurance model contains solutions to many of the problems plaguing the nation’s health care system. “We have in »
The Yale research facility at 10 Amistad St.
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Researchers at Amistad lab strive to maintain work

September 16, 2009 • 1
Since the discovery of the body of Annie Le MED ’13 on Sunday evening, law enforcement agents have filled the building at 10 Amistad St., leaving the researchers who work there scrambling to preserve the integrity of their work. For the past two days, University officials have granted access to the Amistad building only to »
Grad students place flowers outside Amistad Park in honor of Annie Le GRD '13.
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‘An idealistic young woman’

September 14, 2009 • 14
She was upbeat, friendly, always armed with a smile. Since going missing Tuesday afternoon, Annie Le GRD ’13 has been sorely missed by all who knew her. Following the discovery of a female body presumed to be Le in the building at 10 Amistad St. on Sunday evening — the same day Le was to »
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Ten hour days, and still smiling

September 11, 2009 • 8
As police and law enforcement officials continue to search for Annie Le GRD ’13, onlookers raced to piece together her life story, hoping to find clues that could help resolve her case. Le, who was reported missing Tuesday, is known for her work ethic. The 24-year-old graduate student spent 10 hours each day in her »
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Medical school expands surgery department

September 11, 2009 • 3
At a time when the pace of hiring at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences is slowing, the Yale School of Medicine is growing. The Department of Surgery, in particular, has been expanding rapidly over the past eight years, and has grown from comprising 9 percent of the Yale Medical Group’s clinical activity in 2001 »