Residents OK cancer center in phone poll

September 29, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. A new poll commissioned by the Yale-New Haven Hospital has found near-unanimous community support for its proposed cancer center, which will be the largest and most comprehensive cancer center in the Northeast upon its completion in 2008. The New Haven City Plan Committee »

Grant promotes nursing study

September 28, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. The Yale School of Nursing was recently awarded a $2.5 million grant in order to study the effects of a variety of diseases on individuals and their families in at-risk, diverse populations. The funding, provided by the National Institute of Nursing Research of »

Health still lacks diversity

September 24, 2004
According to a report released this week, a severe lack of racial diversity persists in healthcare professions — mainly medicine, nursing and dentistry. The report, put forth by a commission headed by former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Louis W. Sullivan, stated that colleges and universities will be important in reversing the trend. »

Cancer center is approved

September 23, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. At a meeting in City Hall Wednesday night, the City Plan Commission approved certain preliminary measures in preparation for the construction of a new $350 million cancer center at the Yale School of Medicine. The Commission approved the relocation of utilities from the »

Huff accepts deanship at Pritzker School

September 14, 2004
This article has been corrected. You may view this article’s correction here. Joni Huff, assistant director of the Health Professions Advisory Board at Yale Undergraduate Career Services, has been awarded the position of dean of admissions at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. An Illinois native, Huff will begin at the »

Patients allege bad practices

September 14, 2004
A group of uninsured patients brought a class action lawsuit against Yale-New Haven Hospital, the Yale New Haven Health System and the American Hospital Association yesterday. The legal action, filed by patients alleging that the hospital failed to provide care regardless of patients’ financial status, represents the 47th class action lawsuit concerning hospital billing and »

Debate centers on hospital union

September 10, 2004
The continuing dispute over the unionization of workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital — accompanied by a series of well-publicized investigations into its financial practices — has placed the institution at the center of political debate in New Haven and Hartford. City and state officials have made the hospital a key target of both legislation and »

Nursing School searches for new dean

September 9, 2004
After the departure of former Dean Catherine Gilliss, the Yale School of Nursing — in conjunction with Yale officials — has appointed a replacement and is in the process of searching for a new permanent head of the school. Last week Yale President Richard C. Levin appointed Katherine Jones as Acting Dean of the School »

Yale researchers to conduct child epilepsy drug trial

September 8, 2004
Funded by a recent $17 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Yale researchers will soon begin enrolling patients in the largest drug trial for childhood epilepsy conducted to date. The study will focus on childhood absence epilepsy — also called petit mal — which accounts for 10 to 15 percent of all childhood »

Alpern plans future of Medical School

September 3, 2004
Under the leadership of recently-appointed Dean Robert Alpern, the Yale School of Medicine is preparing to develop and strengthen many new programs in research and clinical care, including a project in stem cell biology. Alpern, former dean of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, assumed his position as dean of the Yale School of »

Study finds race, cancer linked

September 2, 2004
A new study by Yale researchers has found that a genetic mutation related to more aggressive breast cancers is four times more common in African-American women than in white women. While African American women have a lower overall incidence of breast cancer than white women in the United States, their cancers have a worse prognosis, »

Alpern named dean of School of Medicine

April 30, 2004
This morning, Yale President Richard Levin named Robert Alpern, dean of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, the new dean of the Yale School of Medicine. Alpern, one of approximately six final candidates considered for the position by the search committee at the School of Medicine, will assume his position on June »