– This joyous time of year is a perfect opportunity to hear from voices in our community about all we have to celebrate at the School of Medicine. – The Yale Medical Symphony, a remarkable group of faculty, students, and staff, marked 10 years of bringing music to our community. – The Comer School Development Program celebrated half a century of supporting children’s development, during which educators and families across the country helped transform school cultures to integrate development and learning. – Last spring, commemoration of the 100 year anniversary
of women at the School of Medicine culminated in a symposium that recognized the accomplishments and
commitment of our women faculty and alumnae. Along with these milestones, we rejoiced when Joan Steitz received the Lasker Award, one of the highest forms of recognition that a scientist can receive. We were delighted when Akiko Iwasaki, Haifan Lin, and David Schatz were elected to the National Academy of Sciences and David Hafler was elected to the National Academy of Medicine. We congratulated Rob Goodman on his appointment as chair of the
Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging. – We worked together to create a new Clinical Track that recognizes the important contributions of our clinical faculty – And improved financial aid to help lower the cost of a Yale medical education for our students. – As always, we are grateful to our faculty, students, staff, alumni, and friends for their unwavering and continuous support. I wish all of you a happy holidays and a happy new year.