Samantha Liu
Staff Reporter
Samantha Liu covers Yale New Haven Health for the SciTech desk. Originally from New Jersey, she is a prospective pre-medical student and Comparative Literature major in Grace Hopper College.
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YNHH’s Smilow Cancer Hospital pioneers new radiotherapy technology

The machine, created by biotechnology startup RefleXion, is the first of its kind to combine PET imaging and radiotherapy for use against solid tumors.

New Haven, YNHH members raise $75,000 for women’s heart health

In its annual campaign to educate the public about women’s cardiovascular health, New Haven has raised $75,000 for the American Heart Association.

The Chinese Program hosts first large-scale, in-person lantern festival

The Chinese Program at Yale, which offers advanced subject-based courses taught in Mandarin, celebrated the lunar Yuanxiao festival with over 250 attendees on Feb. 24.

At Home in the Oriental Pantry

The rows of hoisin sauce, stacks of instant ramen, and arrays of teaware at Yoon-ock’s grocery store, Oriental Pantry, rival the inventory of an H […]

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Digestive Health Center provides care to over 1000 patients in first three weeks of operation

The newly-opened Digestive Health Center combines patient care, clinical research and community education in New Haven.

YUAG exhibition aims to encourage new worldviews on old artifacts

Showcasing scientific objects from post-Renaissance Europe, the latest YUAG exhibition interrogates the colonial histories behind the artifacts’ decorative facades.

Three years in: The state of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Haven

After a lull in COVID-19 numbers, New Haven has witnessed a January upsurge in positive cases — including in its own mayor.

“Gambling with patients’ lives”: Inside a staffing shortage at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital

Patient safety, livable wages and affordable health insurance were key priorities raised by Local 5123, which represents healthcare workers at Lawrence + Memorial Hospital.

Breastmilk tracking app shows promising results at YNHH Bridgeport campus

Eliza Myers’s app idea earned her the Innovator Award from the YNHHS Center for Health Care Innovation. Now, the app is ensuring increased human milk access for newborn babies — and, for parents, newfound agency in the breastfeeding process.

Yale professor receives $1.5 million for high-risk virology research

Allison Didychuk’s work studying the packaging mechanisms of herpesviruses earned her the DP2 New Innovator’s Award from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

Litowitz Lecturer Mariko Hirose speaks on international displacement crisis

In a talk sponsored by the EP&E program, litigator Mariko Hirose shared the legal frameworks and limitations of resettling displaced individuals, as well as the need for the U.S. and Yale community to do more.