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L.S. "Sam" Skaggs--Business Leader, Philanthropist

L.S. "Sam" Skaggs was a truly remarkable and generous man - and one of the Health Sciences greatest benefactors and friends. On behalf of all of us at the Health Sciences, I offer our deepest condolences to his wife, Aline, their children and all their family members and friends.

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Health Care "Market" Matters

Time magazine's cover story a few weeks ago, headlined "Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us" highlights some of the major challenges of health care delivery, the lack of standardization of charges and the lack of transparency about those charges for the patients who must pay them. He concludes, "The health care market is not a market at all. It's a crapshoot."

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A Pigeon Worth Looking Up To: Science Magazine Cover

This month, a study by our own Michael D. Shapiro, co-authored among others, by human genetics professor, Mark Yandell is helping the broader scientific community appreciate the diversity of pigeons and the biology of their evolution. This high impact work made the cover of Science Magazine, and we could not be more proud.

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