Ben Fait
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Part III | Head-On: Tackling concussion policy

With increased media scrutiny levied on concussions, states across the country have imposed new policies and regulations to deal with concussions. While Yale has done the same, the future of the University’s concussion policy remains an open question. This is the final story in a three-part series.

Part I | Head-On: Confronting the science of concussions

Across the country, college athletes are confronting the troubling brain science behind concussions. With the majority of concussions going undiagnosed, and athletes reticent to report brain injuries, medical researchers are working to understand the underlying causes and long-term effects of the injury.

Ebola researchers will not sequester themselves

After returning from conducting Ebola research in Liberia, the two Yale public health students who had previously agreed to sequester themselves have reversed their decision.

YNHH names new head doctor

Yale-New Haven Hospital has named Thomas Balcezak SPH ’03 as its new chief medical officer.

YNHH to build musculoskeletal research center

Yale has quietly begun building a new clinical and research center for musculoskeletal diseases, set to open in 2016 or 2017.

Shopping addiction linked to problem gambling

Black Friday can be just as addictive as blackjack, and researchers at the Yale School of Medicine are investigating why.

Yale scientist to direct new Boston cancer center

Frank Slack became director of the Institute for RNA Medicine (iRM) at The Cancer Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston.

Baldness reversed in alopecia patient

Yale dermatologists may be one step closer to curing baldness.

Debate team beats Harvard

The Yale Debate Association ended its season by receiving the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s Club of the Year Award.

Debate Association takes Club of the Year Award

The Yale Debate Association ended its season with the American Parliamentary Debate Association’s Club of the Year Award, given for cumulative performance this season, besting second place Harvard substantially 560-343.

Yale faculty named Guggenheim fellows

The 2014 Guggenheim fellows were the 90th class to be awarded.