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Giving to the Yale Program in Addiction Medicine

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Yale’s Program in Addiction Medicine is an international leader in research, education, prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. In addition to pioneering research, we are committed to training future health care practitioners and leaders how to prevent, identify, and treat substance use and substance use disorders through several innovative training programs including our Addiction Medicine Fellowship. We are also committed to training the next generation of researchers and provide opportunities and mentorship for trainees interested in developing or strengthening their research skills in the field.

This program is enhanced by the generous philanthropic support of our donors. A gift of any amount is vital to our mission and goals.

To learn more about our work and opportunities to partner with us through charitable giving, please contact Laura Wyrick, Associate Director of Development at or 203-436-8540.

Yale’s Program in Addiction Medicine is committed to excellence in research, education and training, and clinical care.

Here are some examples of how philanthropy can be used to support our mission:


Our program works to improve patient outcomes through research and innovation. With your support, we can continue our leadership in developing interventions and testing models of care delivery for patients with substance use and substance use disorder.

Education and Training

Our ACGME-accredited Addiction Medicine Fellowship and other educational programs cultivate future leaders in substance use prevention and treatment spanning internal medicine, emergency medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, infectious disease including HIV medicine, digestive diseases, as well as nursing, physician assistant, and public health professions. In their research and practice, our trainees will advance the field of addiction medicine and improve health care providers’ skills in preventing and caring for patients with substance use disorders. Your support will allow us to expand our reach for professional development.

Clinical Care

Our program is dedicated to providing evidence-based clinical care for individuals in the greater New Haven community with substance use and substance use disorder. Through innovative inpatient consultation services and outpatient treatment models as well as partnerships with community organizations we strive to care for patients with substance use disorder in a comprehensive way. Your support will allow us to provide more comprehensive care to this population and technical support to other clinical programs.

Named Endowed Professorships

Endowed professorships are the highest honor Yale School of Medicine (YSM) can bestow upon a faculty member who is distinguished as a leader in medicine. An endowed professorship in Addiction Medicine affords secure, flexible support for our program’s critical research and scholarly activities. A professorship can be named for a donor or a loved one creating an enduring tribute to individual generosity.

Named Endowed Lectureships

Lecture series play an important role in our academic life at YSM. A named endowed lectureship ensures that our program will have a perpetual financial stream to support scholarly lectures by distinguished leaders in field.

Please contact Laura Wyrick, Associate Director of Development at or 203-436-8540 to learn more about supporting Yale’s Program in Addiction Medicine.

How to Make a Gift

Online Giving

Please visit Yale's Giving website.

  • Addiction Medicine will be pre-selected.
  • Complete the form to indicate your gift amount, type, contact information, and payment method.


Checks should be made payable to Yale’s Department of Internal Medicine Yale University with Yale Program in Addiction Medicine indicated in the check memo, and sent to the following address:


Yale School of Medicine
Attn: Laura Wyrick
P.O. Box 7611
New Haven, CT 06519-0611


Office of Development
Yale School of Medicine
Attn: Laura Wyrick
157 Church Street
New Haven, CT 06510

Gifts of Marketable Securities

A gift of appreciated securities you have held for more than one year is frequently the most economical way to give. You will be eligible to take a federal income tax deduction equal to the fair market value of the stock on the date of the gift for up to 30 percent of your adjusted gross income and will not have to recognize the appreciation as a capital gain.

Planned Giving and Bequests

With a planned giving strategy tailored to your needs, you can put your assets to work for Yale, while you and the University share in the benefits.

  • IRA Rollover
  • Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Lead Trusts
  • Real Estate
  • Bequests

Corporate Matching Gifts

Your gift can have an even greater impact if your company has a matching gift program. In some cases, your spouse’s company may match your gift. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled. (Some companies also match gifts made by retirees.)