School of Medicine Reduces Student Debt by 50 Percent Over Two Years
The School of Medicine announced that it is reducing the unit loan—the amount that medical students who receive need-based scholarships are expected to borrow—from $23,000 to $15,000 per year for all students attending in the 2019-2020 academic year and thereafter. Together with the unit loan reduction that went into effect for the current academic year —from $30,000 to $23,000—this is a reduction of 50 percent in two years. This means that more of a student's demonstrated need will be covered by scholarship funds, and less by loans.
Memorial fund continues to support training in social psychiatry
The Bertram H. Roberts Memorial Fund provides support for medical students and residents to complete projects in the field of social psychiatry. Dr. Roberts was well known for his contributions to the field of social psychiatry, which focuses on the interpersonal and cross-cultural context of mental illness and treatment modalities.
Women's Health Research at Yale Offers New "Pioneer" Research Funding
A major endowment gift allows Women’s Health Research at Yale to offer a new research grant award – up to $50,000 annually – for investigations that are either highly inventive or close to a major breakthrough in advancing women’s health – where funding is needed to reach their aims.
Dr. Steven Southwick is designated as the inaugural Greenberg Professor
Dr. Steven Southwick, newly named as the inaugural Greenberg Professor of Psychiatry, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Resilience, is a recognized expert on the psychological and neurobiological effects of extreme psychological trauma.