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New faculty leaders named at Yale Center for Clinical Investigation

Brian Smith (left) and John Krystal
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Brian Smith (left) and John Krystal
Brian Smith (left) and John Krystal, both longtime experts in translational and clinical research, are the new co-directors of the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), following the retirement of YCCI’s founding director Robert Sherwin.

With the retirement of Robert S. Sherwin, MD, C.N.H. Long Professor Emeritus of Medicine (Endocrinology) and longtime associate dean for clinical and translational research, the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI), of which Sherwin was founding director, has announced new leadership.

Brian Smith, MD, deputy dean for scientific affairs (clinical departments), professor and chair of laboratory medicine, and professor of biomedical engineering, is co-director for YCCI and co-principal investigator of the Yale Clinical and Translational Science Award program, along with John Krystal, MD, Robert L. McNeil Jr. Professor of Translational Research, professor and chair of psychiatry, and professor of neuroscience and psychology.

Eric J. Velazquez, MD, Robert W. Berliner Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) becomes YCCI’s deputy director of clinical trials innovation.