Better Science, Better Lives: Women's Health Research at Yale is Working for You
Across the country, it’s becoming clearer every day: We must study the health of women. We must study the influence of sex-and-gender differences on health. And it’s time for all aspects of medical research and practice to embrace this change.
Breaking it Down: How the Chemistry of Digestion is Uncovering Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer
A new technology called metabolomics allows researchers to explore the small chemicals formed and used during digestion as a window into the formation of diseases such as colon cancer, seeking early warning signs and potent tactics for prevention.
Can Digestive Chemistry Uncover Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer?
Dr. Caroline Helen Johnson received this year’s Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center to explore hormones and environmental factors related to metabolite production (such as sugars and amino acids) and beneficial bacteria that live in the colon as possible sources of gender difference.
Yale Pepper Center Funding Available
The Yale Pepper Center is soliciting letters of intent from full-time faculty members at Yale with interests and expertise relevant to aging research who would be interested in submitting a career development proposal (if within 5 years of total faculty appointment) or a pilot project proposal.
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.