Research at the medical school covers a broad spectrum, from fundamental studies in the life sciences, including cell biology, genetics, immunobiology, microbial pathogenesis, neuroscience, pharmacology, physiology, biophysics and biochemistry, to translational and clinical studies aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases.
Yale School of Medicine is one of the largest institutions for biomedical research in the United States and ranks with the top centers globally. Research income totaled $522 million in the year ending June 30, 2014. Medical school faculty are among Yale University’s 62 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 41 members of the Institute of Medicine, and 17 investigators of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. YSM researchers are active in hundreds of fields, working to discover basic biological mechanisms, understand disease processes, develop new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies, and analyze disease incidence and treatment outcomes across populations.
Clinical investigation at Yale bridges the gap between the basic and translational sciences and the practice of medicine. Research is focused on the factors that affect health and illness in populations, the evaluation of therapeutic interventions, and the assessment of health outcomes based on analysis of large data sets. The School of Medicine sponsors a wide range of clinical trials and offers superb training for clinical investigators in a number of settings.
All data in Facts & Figures as of 6/30/14, unless otherwise noted.