Recently Funded Studies

Women’s Health Research at Yale supports inventive new research designed to discover and develop solutions to health conditions affecting women today. This year’s Pilot Project Program research areas include skin cancer, autism, chronic urinary tract infections, and challenges faced by elderly drivers. 

The reach and productivity of the Pilot Project Program have been dramatically increased with the Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award, for investigations that are highly inventive or close to a major breakthrough in advancing women's health. 

Click here for the 2015 Awards Press Release

The 2015 WHRY Pilot Project Program grants and recipients:

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Skin Cancer

Christine J. Ko, MD

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Pamela Ventola, PhD

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Elderly Drivers

Richard A. Marottoli, MD

Women’s Health Research at Yale was founded in 1998 to address disparities in medical research by initiating and supporting groundbreaking studies on the health of women and gender-specific aspects of health and disease. WHRY has since grown into a national model and one of the largest interdisciplinary research centers of its kind in the country. WHRY's Pilot Project Program funds studies on women's health and gender-specific medicine that demonstrate new approaches to major challenges in women's health and describe a clear path to implementation for clinical or public health benefit.

Since its inception, WHRY has awarded more than $4.8 million in annual pilot grants to more than 75 investigators who have obtained more than $73 million in external grants to further their research.