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Swine flu cases nearly double

September 10, 2009 • 5
The total number of reported H1N1 virus cases at Yale nearly doubled this week to 55 cases, Yale University Health Services Director Paul Genecin said Wednesday evening. The rate at which students are reporting swine flu-like symptoms is dramatically increasing as well. On Tuesday, YUHS received reports of 20 new cases of probable swine flu »
The Yale Police Department says Annie Le GRD ’13, pictured above, has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday morning.
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GRADUATE STUDENT GOES MISSING

September 10, 2009 • 34
A 24-year-old graduate student at the Yale School of Medicine was declared missing on Wednesday by the Yale Police Department. According to the police, Annie Marie Le GRD ’13 — whose wedding is supposed to take place on Sunday — has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday morning. Deputy University Secretary Martha Highsmith, »
The Yale Police Department says Annie Le GRD ’13, pictured above, has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday morning.
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Graduate student reported missing

September 9, 2009 • 26
A 24-year-old graduate student at the Yale School of Medicine has been missing for more than 24 hours, and the Yale Police Department is asking for help in finding her. The Yale Police Department says Annie Le MED ’13, of Placerville, Calif., has not been seen or heard from since Tuesday morning. Yale Deputy University »
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Smoky air in Ghana bars fuels thesis study

September 9, 2009 • 1
While a fellowship-funded, whirlwind tour of more than 90 restaurants, bars and nightclubs might seem like the perfect summer vacation, for Wilfred Agbenyikey SPH ’08, it was three-months of intense thesis research. Staff Reporter Florence Dethy explores. While pursuing a master’s degree at the Yale School of Public Health, Agbenyikey spent three months gathering data »
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Medical School sees spike in NIH grants

September 3, 2009 • 0
Despite fierce competition, more than 100 Yale researchers have received nearly $40 million in two-year grants from the National Institutes of Health, courtesy of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Nearly 70 percent of the funding — about $32 million — has been allocated to scientists at the Yale School of Medicine, which has been »
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Yale prepares for swine flu

September 2, 2009 • 0
As public health officials across the nation prepare for a swine flu outbreak this fall, administrators at Yale are bracing for the worst. Citing the highly contagious nature of the disease and the “high spread” character of most student living spaces, University administrators and health officials said it is likely that large numbers of students »
Kurt Roberts recently removed a woman’s gallbladder through her vagina.
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Professor makes advances in transvaginal surgery

September 2, 2009 • 2
Last year, Kurt Roberts, a professor of surgery and a researcher at the Yale School of Medicine, spent four months trying to find a patient willing to undergo an experimental transvaginal appendectomy. Now, it is the patients who are trying to find him. Two weeks ago, Roberts performed Connecticut’s first-ever transvaginal gallbladder removal on a »
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School of Medicine lures Harvard neurologist

August 28, 2009 • 0
Six months after appointing a prominent Harvard doctor to direct the Yale Cancer Center, the University has lured another top researcher from Cambridge to head its neurology department. David Hafler, a Harvard Medical School neurologist and an expert on the genetic basis of multiple sclerosis, was named the chief and chair of neurology at Yale–New »
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Collins GRD ’74 confirmed as NIH director

August 28, 2009 • 0
The Senate unanimously confirmed Francis Collins GRD ’74 as the next director of the National Institutes of Health on Aug. 7, less than a month after President Barack Obama nominated him for the post. “Dr. Collins will be an outstanding leader. Today is an exciting day for NIH and for science in this country,” U.S. »
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Medical school recruits neurology chair

August 11, 2009 • 3
Six months after appointing a prominent Harvard doctor to direct the Yale Cancer Center, the University has lured another top researcher from Cambridge. David Hafler, a Harvard Medical School neurologist and a leading expert on the genetic basis of multiple sclerosis, has been named the chief and chair of neurology at Yale-New Haven Hospital and »
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Collins GRD ’74 confirmed as NIH director

August 10, 2009 • 3
The Senate on Friday unanimously confirmed Francis Collins GRD ’74 as the next director of the National Institutes of Health. “Dr. Collins will be an outstanding leader. Today is an exciting day for NIH and for science in this country,” U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said in a statement. As »
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Eli nominated to head National Institutes of Health

July 9, 2009 • 3
President Barack Obama on Wednesday nominated the renowned geneticist Francis Collins GRD ’74 to lead the National Institutes of Health. If confirmed, Collins, whom Obama referred to as “one of the top scientists in the world,” will be in charge of the 27 institutes and centers that make up the NIH and will oversee the »