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  • When asked to help Connecticut navigate its way out of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the first things former PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi did was schedule a meeting with Yale School of Public Health Professor Dr. Albert Ko.
  • Tony Award-winning actor and producer Michael Shulman appreciates the power and potential of artist-driven work.
  • The Yale School of Public Health’s ongoing efforts to promote diversity, equity and inclusion received a substantial boost with a generous donation from Dr. Pilar Vargas and her husband, Dean Sten H. Vermund.
  • A record number of students at the Yale School of Public Health received scholarship aid in 2021, thanks in part to a generous gift from two long-time supporters of the school.
  • When COVID-19 emerged as a global health threat, scientists at the Yale School of Public Health immediately began investigating the virus in an attempt to stop its spread and save lives.
  • When Dr. Rock Positano pursued his Master of Public Health degree he already had a vision for making podiatric medicine and orthopedics a holistic practice.

  • Yale University President Peter Salovey and his wife Marta Moret, M.P.H. ’84, are participating in the Access Yale campaign by setting up a scholarship fund in the School of Public Health.
  • As a combat medic in Vietnam, Jan Abshire, MPH ‘89, fell in love with health care. After being discharged, he became a respiratory therapist, married and started a family in his native Oklahoma.
  • When Naya Kehayes, M.P.H. ’93, learned she had been accepted by the Yale School of Public Health, she was recovering from reconstructive surgery for a connective tissue problem.
  • Dr. William Prusoff’s work at Yale University dated back to the Eisenhower administration. During his distinguished career, he synthesized the first antiviral compound approved by the FDA for use in humans and developed a breakthrough drug that slowed the advance of HIV.
  • Eduardo Braniff ’93 BA did not attend the Yale School of Public Health and does not work in a health-related field. But the Yale College graduate is aware of ongoing public health issues in his native Mexico and is convinced that current research by Yale faculty and students has the potential to make a difference.
  • Dean Paul Cleary knows well the tremendous potential of the cancer research underway at the Yale School of Public Health, in addition to the terrible toll that cancer continues to take.
  • When Robert Steele ’71 MPH, ’75 Ph.D. graduated from the Yale School of Public Health more than thirty years ago, a combination of federal and Yale-based student aid allowed him to receive his diploma debt free.
  • When Tina L. Brozman was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2005, she wished that an early detection system could be developed so that other women might be spared what she went through.
  • As a student in the late 1960s, Richard Skolnik '72 BA traveled to a small village in the Philippines to teach science and biology. The year–long internship left a lasting impression upon Skolnik, who returned to earn his bachelor’s in 1972.
  • John Mayer, ’73 BA, studied the humanities as an undergraduate, went on to obtain a law degree, and spent most of his career in electronics manufacturing. He recently donated funds that will be used to create the John G Mayer and Teresa Shyu Scholarship Fund at the Yale School of Public Health.
  • H. Husnu Okvuran '94 BA attributes his decision to donate to the Yale School of Public Health in part to a recent meeting he had in Dubai with a senior member of the school’s faculty.