Yale Establishes Tanzania Interventional Radiology Initiative
When Frank Minja, MD, traveled to his native country of Tanzania, East Africa in 2014 to help improve radiology services at the Muhimbili National Hospital campus in Dar es Salaam, he knew the task would be complex and demanding. Minja, an assistant professor of neuroradiology in the Department of Radiology & Biomedical Imaging at Yale School of Medicine, recently returned to Tanzania with a team from Yale and other institutions to establish the Tanzania Interventional Radiology Initiative.
Yale’s Minja bringing interventional radiology training to Tanzania
After leading the implementation of a Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) to dramatically improve access to medical imaging in his home country of Tanzania, Dr. Frank Minja at Yale School of Medicine (YSM) is working alongside residents and faculty from Yale and other institutions to establish a three-year longitudinal program in Tanzania geared at training radiology residents, nurses, and technologists in interventional radiology.
Enter the YSM/YNHH Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds Pitchfest
Yale New Haven Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center and the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine are scanning the Yale community for the most promising innovators. Submit an online proposal by November 16 for an opportunity to win $7,000.
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.