Carolyn Walch Slayman ’58Carolyn Walch Slayman ’58, a pioneering scientist and deputy dean for academic and scientific affairs at Yale School of Medicine, died December 27, 2016 at Yale New Haven Hospital. She was 79. Although humble about her considerable accomplishments, Carolyn was a pioneer on many fronts. In 1984, she became the first woman to head a department at Yale School of Medicine. Read more.