Giving to Laboratory Medicine
Yale's Laboratory Medicine team has been at the forefront of advancing laboratory-based clinical care since the beginning of the modern era of medical laboratory science in the 1920's and 30's. Our physicians and scientists have broken new ground in understanding the basic cause of many diseases and translating this into new diagnostic tests and into new cellular-based therapies. We are especially interested in making "personalized medicine" a reality – devising tests that make it easier to pick the right drug and the right dose for the right patient rather than using the same drug at the same dose for everyone. We have the same goal when it comes to therapy – devising "personalized" cellular therapy for diseases like cancer. In order to further advance this research and to support our educational mission in training the next generation of these "clinician-scientists", we ask our friends to help support us through their generous donations.
These activities to "push the envelope" are not funded by clinical care reimbursements. Donations to our "Research & Education Fund" go to support many ongoing efforts in these areas and are critical to funding innovative "pilot projects" and other activities that may eventually lead to further funding by large national organizations. In this way, your donation is leveraged for the future. For those who may be interested in larger giving and named opportunities, there are several other possibilities such as endowing a Lecture Series, a Professorship or Fellowship, or a Center of Excellence in Cellular Therapy or in Personalized Medicine.