Major Gift Will Support an Innovative Brain Research Collaboration
The Swiss-based NOMIS Foundation is making a large five-year award for research into what makes the human brain unique. The research will be a collaboration between the laboratories of James P. Noonan, PhD, associate professor of genetics and of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine, and Franck Polleux, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Columbia University and a member of that school’s Zuckerman Institute. Their combined mission is to understand the brain and mind.
Gift by Rothberg Family Reinforces Yale Coronavirus Response
“Our doctors, nurses, and first responders, and all of our health care workers are saving the lives of people we love. We each need to do everything we can to keep them safe and let them know that we are there for them,” says Jonathan Rothberg.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Suspends New Program for Medically Trained Scientists
Due to economic uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has suspended its Medically Trained Scientists Program (MTS), an initiative launched in March 2020 to support scientists who have a background in medicine. https://www.hhmi.org/programs/biomedical-research/medically-trained-scientists-programSource: HHMI
Yale School of Medicine Maintains its High National Ranking in Federal Research Funding
The 2019 total, $451,476,354, continues the school’s position in the top ten among U.S. medical schools that it has maintained each year since 2001. YSM ranked first in funding for psychiatry and dermatology; third for public health/preventive medicine and emergency medicine; fifth for radiology; sixth for neurology and ob-gyn; seventh for neurosurgery; and ninth for biochemistry, genetics, and internal medicine.
Major Gift Will Endow a Program Devoted to a Fuller Understanding of How the Human Brain Works
The Thomas Kingsley Lawrence ’19 Program in Brain Research will take a multifaceted approach to understanding the higher-order functionality of the human brain and related areas. It is hoped that with the knowledge gained, novel prevention strategies, diagnostics, and therapeutics to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and recurrence of psychiatric disorders will be possible.
Need for Increased NIH Funding for Clinical Research Projects Applying ML
An increase in NIH funding for machine learning projects would result in better leveraging the potential of artificial intelligence and could support the advance of machine learning research in clinical medicine.Source: NPJ Digital Medicine
Global Health Education Innovation Award: Applications Invited
The YSM OGHE GHE Innovation Award is designed to promote faculty research programs in global health education at Yale and to provide opportunities for medical students to learn methods relevant to conducting this type of research. Funded activities should address an important issue in global health education.
YCCI Scholar Awards: Letters of Intent Due on Jan. 13
We are pleased to announce a request for applications for YCCI Scholar Awards, which provide salary and/or research funds to a select number of junior faculty members who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research, community-based research or translational research.
Scientist or Entrepreneur? Blavatnik Fund Lets Yale Researchers Be Both
Turning a discovery into a life-saving commercial product requires funding at every stage — proof-of-concept, animal tests, clinical trials. And the initial phase — the one between discovery and proof of concept — is often the hardest for faculty to overcome.
Sustainable Health Initiative: Accelerator Application Deadline is Jan. 28
Current Yale students, alumni, fellows, trainees, and faculty members are encouraged to apply! Sustainable Health Initiative provides a unique opportunity for early to mid-stage ventures to participate in a global health business accelerator. Selected startups receive up to $70,000 USD in seed funding, access to industry and faculty mentors, and the opportunity to learn in an international context.
The 2019 HealthTech Forum Will Be Held on Nov. 5
Led by the Center for Health Care Innovation, the 2019 HealthTech Forum seeks to lower the barrier to health care innovation and help the next group of innovators translate their ideas into solutions reshape the health care experience. The event will feature educational programming and insights from YNHH leadership, area investors and health care entrepreneurs centered on industry trends and the entrepreneurship journey. The program will include a pitch competition where participants will have the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of judges for a chance at the challenge prize. Winners will be announced at the end of the event.
Symposium: "Global Health Experiences Through the Downs Fellowship" on Oct. 30
The Wilbur Downs Fellowship Program is supported by an endowment in honor of Wilbur G. Downs, MD, MPH. The Fellowship is carried out under the auspices of the Wilbur Downs Fellowship Committee and Yale School of Public Health.
Applications Are Open for InnovateHealth Yale Seed Funding
InnovateHealth Yale (IHY) will award up to $5,000 in seed funding to innovative solutions which address a health challenge that disproportionately impacts low-income communities in the United States or low-resource countries. The award is open to all Yale students and a team may include non-Yale students (the project leader must be a Yale student).
Yale Scientists Win NIH Awards for Pioneering Work
Yale School of Medicine’s Valentina Greco and Marina R. Picciotto are among the 11 recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes scientists who have a history of creative research and who show promise in originating “pioneering approaches to major challenges.” Greco and Picciotto will each receive $3.5 million dollars of funding over the course of five years. In addition, four young Yale scientists will receive the NIH’s Innovator Award.
Yale Investigators Receive NIH HEAL Grants to Study Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
Yale researchers representing a range of disciplines have been awarded grants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL). This national effort provides $945 million in total funding to support a variety of research projects that tackle the opioid addiction and overdose crisis.