Alumni Profile

Alumni Profile: Matthew Blumberg ’90

A new form of digital philanthropy is using a computer’s unused processing power to help support research on malaria, AIDS and cancer. Yale alum Matthew Blumberg (YC ‘90) is the founder of a nonprofit organization that allows people to volunteer their spare computing power to provide supercomputing resources for scientific research.

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Robert Needlman ’81, MD ’85: From English to Pediatrics

Dr. Robert Needlman, a pediatrician and professor in Cleveland, Ohio, took a noteworthy path from being an English major at Yale to practicing, teaching, and writing about pediatrics. He is known for updating the classic parenting book “Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care.”

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Alumni Profile: Emiko Paul ’91

Emiko Paul came to Yale determined to go to medical school, but graduated wanting to be an artist. She has managed to bring together biology and art, and is now an accomplished medical illustrator running her own company, Echo Medical Media.

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At Home in the Wilderness: Yenyen Chan (SY ’94, F&ES ’01)

Despite the effects of climate change and urban development, National Parks have maintained their role as epicenters of environmental experience and education. Yenyen Chan, a graduate of Yale College and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, shares her story as a Yosemite park ranger.

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Jo Handelsman: Creating Change Beyond the Laboratory

An accomplished microbiologist, advocator of science education reform and proponent of increasing diversity in STEM fields, Yale’s Jo Handelsman was nominated to serve as the Associate Director of Science at the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy this summer.

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