Yale University has been designated by The Hartwell Foundation as a Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research for 2020, garnering this distinction for its strengths in child health research in alignment with the foundation’s philanthropic mission.
As a Top Ten Center, Yale will have the opportunity to submit an increased number of applications to The Hartwell Foundation’s Individual Biomedical Research Award program, which supports early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research with the potential to benefit children in the U.S.
“The Hartwell Foundation’s support of innovative research with the potential to benefit children stands out among philanthropic organizations,” said Nancy J. Brown, MD, the Jean and David W. Wallace Dean of Yale School of Medicine and C.N.H. Long Professor of Internal Medicine. “I am grateful for this recognition of Yale’s excellence in this area and look forward to seeing continued impacts made by those supported by The Hartwell Foundation.”
The designation comes after 10 years of continuous participation by Yale in the foundation’s awards process, through which Yale has won eight Individual Biomedical Research Awards and received five postdoctoral fellowships. The most recent Yale awardee was Richard Pierce, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics (critical care), in 2019.