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School of Medicine holds “100 Years of Women” celebration

School of Medicine holds “100 Years of Women” celebration

Symposium highlights a century of achievements in all facets of science and medicine

Hundreds of faculty, students, alumni, staff, and friends of the School of Medicine gathered on June 1 for Celebration and Reflection, a symposium to commemorate 100 years of women at YSM.

Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in Medicine (SWIM), the Minority Organization for Retention & Expansion (MORE), and the Dean’s Office, the daylong program kicked off Alumni Weekend. Included were presentations by faculty and alumnae on the history of women in medicine, basic science, clinical...

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School of Medicine holds “100 Years of Women” celebration

A new gift will spur stem cell research

Luye Life Sciences Group, a Chinese medical conglomerate, has given the Yale Stem Cell Center (YSCC) $1 million in support of basic stem cell research. The gift “will allow my lab to explore cutting-edge questions that are high-risk and unlikely to be funded by mainstream funding mechanisms,” says Haifan Lin, PhD, YSCC’s director, Eugene Higgins Professor of Cell Biology, and professor of genetics and of obstetrics,...

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Devastating disease of the lung is a new research gift’s focus

Devastating disease of the lung is a new research gift’s focus

The lungs are made up of some 30 to 40 different types of cells. “When you get sick, these cells can change. New cells can come in and resident cells can change over,” says Naftali Kaminski, MD, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Endowed Professor of Medicine...

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