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Profile System

The Profile System was designed to collect, display, and utilize information about faculty in order to improve faculty communications, engender a sense of community and collaboration at Yale School of Medicine (YSM), expand information about YSM faculty online, and improve the internal and external reputation of YSM.

The information collected by the system is pulled, when possible, from existing university resources and augmented by faculty members and departmental administrative staff. Faculty members can log in (using their netids) to and easily update their information or assign an editor to do so for them. Our goal is a simple and elegant user experience that requires little instruction.

YSM departments and organizations can use this information to populate their websites—we have created automated feeds into SDL, Yale School of Medicine’s Content Management System (though the feed is system‐agnostic and can be used with any content management system). They can also pull data from the system for use in publications, etc.

Information Stored

Faculty members will have the ability to add the following information to their profiles; however, some pieces will be used solely for internal reporting purposes and will not be publicly viewable.

Faculty information stored includes:

  • Administrative information including IDs, administrative assistants
  • Phone numbers and locations
  • Department, section, program, center and lab membership
  • Academic and administrative titles
  • Research and clinical interests and keywords
  • Research descriptions
  • Education, training, board certifications
  • Employment History
  • Publications
  • Honors, Awards & Professional Service
  • CVs
  • Photos
  • Related links
  • International Activity

The system reflects the complex organizational hierarchy of Yale. Departments and organizations at Yale School of Medicine also have simple profiles that include:

  • Phone numbers and locations
  • Brief Descriptions
  • Leadership
  • Membership

Feeds from the faculty profile system are available to use on Yale websites. Questions about using these feeds can be directed to

Faculty Profile Image
To find out how to edit individual profiles, organizations, or other information in the profile system, please see the Faculty Profile Instructions pages.