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Janeway Society Established to Aid Career Development

May 13, 2021

The Office of Physician-Scientist and Scientist Development is excited to announce the Janeway Society, which was recently developed to create infrastructure and oversight for career development and to shorten the time to independence at Yale. 139 Scholars from the School of Medicine, School of Public Health and School of Nursing who are supported by individual career development awards from the NIH, institutional K programs, and VA career awards were invited to become members. The society creates a robust intellectual environment that supports leadership development and collaboration. Scholars will participate in a mentorship and advising program, a grant writing program with emphasis on K-to-R transition, and a professional development seminar series which covers topics including identifying funding opportunities, mentorship relationships, time management, appointments and promotions, work-life balance and burnout, communicating across differences, and speaking about bias and inequality. The Janeway Society will provide grant- and manuscript-writing workshops, a repository of successful grants, and an internal grant review study sections. An Annual Research Retreat is planned and will be modeled after a Gordon Conference format, bringing together trainees and mentors to discuss their clinical and translational research.

About Charles Janeway:

Charles Alderson Janeway was a field-leading translational immunologist and celebrated professor. A graduate of Harvard College and Medical School, he completed an internal medicine internship at the Brigham Hospital in Boston and trained in immunobiology at the National Institutes of Health and Uppsala University. He joined the Yale faculty in 1977 and was a founding member of the section of Immunobiology. He made seminal contributions to our understanding of the mechanisms by which T cells recognize their cognate antigen, and pioneered studies of innate immunity. He was an HHMI investigator and was elected to the National Academy of Sciences. He was a dedicated mentor to medical students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty who sponsored and promoted the careers of a generation of immunobiologists.

More information is available here.

Interested faculty are invited to contact the society at

Submitted by Robert Forman on May 13, 2021