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Senate confirms Murthy MED ’03 SOM ’03 for Surgeon General

December 15, 2014 • 0
The Senate confirmed the nomination of Vivek Murthy MED ’03 SOM ’03 to become the 19th Surgeon General at 5:58 p.m. Monday evening, with a 51 to 43 split.
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Wearing lab coats, medical students “die-in”

December 10, 2014 • 0
Roughly 70 members of the Yale School of Medicine and Yale School of Public Health communities, clad in traditional white lab coats, lay down in front of the medical school for four a half minutes today after assembling at noon.
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Mental health troubles widespread at law school, report says

December 9, 2014 • 0
Seventy percent of Yale Law School students who participated in the school’s Mental Health Alliance survey have struggled with mental health issues at some point during their law school careers.
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Yale Health streamlines and reduces specialist referrals

December 5, 2014 • 0
From now on, the majority of Yale Health Plan patients will be referred to Yale Medical Group physicians for specialty care and rarely to community physicians outside of Yale.
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Segraves departing, but sciences will chug on

December 4, 2014 • 0
An avid backpacker, William Segraves plans to spend time in the wilderness after retiring as associate dean of science education for Yale College, effective this January.
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Alpern comes under fire at Med School town hall

December 3, 2014 • 0
Following weeks of controversy surrounding professional and sexual misconduct at the Yale School of Medicine, a Tuesday evening town hall meeting, moderated by School of Medicine Dean Robert Alpern, attracted over 100 faculty members with the promise of addressing their concerns.
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Babies’ faces capture attention best, study confirms

December 2, 2014 • 0
Compared to all other age groups, infants have faces that are most successful at capturing attention, a recent Yale Child Study Center and University College London joint study confirmed.
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Interest level may serve as predictor in autistic children

December 2, 2014 • 0
Harnessing curiosity may allow researchers to design more effective treatments for children with autism, a new Yale study has found.
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With flags and candles, students observe World AIDS Day

December 2, 2014 • 0
Students passing through Cross Campus on Monday afternoon bore witness to 750 red flags that were planted as part of a demonstration for World AIDS day.
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With new delivery method, safer cancer treatments to come

December 2, 2014 • 0
A group of Yale researchers has identified a novel delivery method to suppress cancer-causing molecules and reduce tumors, with potential applications to other diseases.
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A little bit of wine may not be bad for baby

December 2, 2014 • 0
Drinking during pregnancy may not be as simple as was once thought, a new Yale study has found.
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Protective alcohol genes protect some, not others

December 2, 2014 • 0
African Americans and European-American women with a certain gene combination are protected from alcohol use disorder even if they grew up in difficult environments — something that typically increases risk of alcoholism, according to a new study by researchers from Yale and University of Pennsylvania.