We're very proud of the progress YCCI has made in its first five years.
We've attracted and trained an impressive group of Scholars who have great potential for successful careers in clinical and translational research. Recent changes to the rules for the K program have given us the ability to appoint more Scholars through cost-sharing with various departments. This measure has given us the potential to expand the number of trainees under this productive initiative. It offers an excellent opportunity to obtain both salary and research support, and fund more advanced training and mentorship at a time when competition for dwindling research dollars is keen. We look forward to reviewing this year's proposals.
This issue of the newsletter profiles trainees in each of our programs and introduces a few new initiatives in addition to the newest Scholar appointees. You'll also find the schedule for our bimonthly Research-in-Progress meetings, which continue to be well attended and stimulating. They're a great chance to learn about current research projects over lunch.
We look forward to this next five years, when in addition to building on the success we have had, we will broaden our outreach to a larger community and integrate with other Yale and non-Yale career development and training programs. We also hope to further develop the multidisciplinary nature of our training programs by increasing both the exposure of basic scientists to translational research and their presence in our programs.
We encourage you to find out more about what YCCI offers by exploring our website to learn more about courses and events that may be right for you.
Eugene Shapiro, MD
Judy Cho, MD
YCCI Co-Directors of Education