Multicenter Trial Management Unit Expands the Scope of Research at Yale
In the past, Yale investigators who led multicenter trials had to put together ad hoc study teams, relying on unconnected siloed services to carry out their research. At the end of these trials, these teams, which had compiled so much experience and knowledge, disbanded and their knowledge was lost. This system was inefficient and put Yale at a disadvantage when competing with other institutions for grants for multicenter studies.
Dena Simmons, Ed.D., Activist and Educator, Honored with "The Future is Now" Award
Dena Simmons, Director of Education for the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence will be honored by the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund (CWEALF) and Young Women Rising with a “The Future is Now” award, which celebrates women under 40 who are making a difference in the lives of young women and girls here in Connecticut.
A furry friend helps students, staff unwind
For a couple of hours on a recent Friday, students, faculty, and staff at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, gathered around a three–year–old mutt named Finn, waiting for a chance to pet him and for him to lick their faces. Finn is the School of Medicine’s therapy dog, there to help people ease their stress and anxiety. As a poster announcing Finn’s debut put it, “Need a furry friend to help you unwind and relax?”
Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Dr. Elena Gracheva, an Associate Professor of Cellular & Molecular Physiology and of Neuroscience, is a 2020 Finalists of the prestigious Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, the world’s largest unrestricted prize for early-career scientists.Source: Elena Gracheva is a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists
Minimizing blood vessel blockage
All cardiac procedures carry a risk of stroke because plaque or calcium buildup can break off in small pieces, ﬂoat up into the brain, and block narrow blood vessels. A highly specialized tool called an embolic protection device is currently used to prevent some of the released debris from reaching the brain.
Yale Medicine Surgeons Use 3D Printing to Benefit Patients
Some Yale Medicine surgeons now routinely use 3D printing (essentially producing a solid, three-dimensional object from a virtual digital model) to plan surgeries, design tools specific to an upcoming surgery and that particular patient’s anatomy, and even to print some of the parts used to replace defective ones in the body.Source: Yale Medicine