Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI)

General Information

Since its inception in 2006, the Mission of The YCCI has been to establish a "home" for the training of the next generation of clinical and translational scientists and to provide a robust infrastructure that promotes innovative and collaborative research directed at improving patient care.

Key Goals of the YCCI

  • Education
    A key goal of YCCI is to attract highly talented pre- and post-doctoral students and junior faculty members across medicine, nursing, public health, biology, and biomedical engineering; imbue them with a spirit of discovery; train them in the use of state-of-the-art research tools; give them the skills to work within complex research teams; and support their professional development while at Yale and beyond. Read more...
  • Clinical Care
    In parallel, YCCI fosters the translation of disease-related discoveries from the laboratory into the clinic and then into the community in a variety of ways:
  • Bench to bedside
    By stimulating the creation of interdisciplinary teams of translational researchers; by providing education and advice on the best approaches for addressing specific scientific questions; by making state-of-the-art core facilities and expanded biostatistical and bioinformatics resources available to these scientists; and by developing new methods and technological advances.
  • Clinic to community
    By establishing an organizational and regulatory infrastructure to support clinical studies; by catalyzing the formation of teams of research-oriented physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists; by integrating community clinics into the research effort; by creating new community outreach programs that bring together the School of Nursing, the School of Public Health, the School of Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson Program; and by supporting pilot grants and clinical scholars engaged in community-based outcomes research.

Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI) Leadership

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Tesheia E Johnson

Chief Operating Officer

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Kevan Herold, MD

Deputy Director

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Marcella Nunez-Smith, MD, MHS

Deputy Director of Health Equity Research and Workforce Development

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Kelly M Anastasio

Associate Director of Clinical Trial Resources

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Rhoda Arzoomanian

Associate Director of YCCI and Yale Cancer Center

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Helen Antoinette Seow

Associate Director of Research Administration

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Alyssa Gateman

Associate Director of Quality Assurance

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Clinical Investigation, Yale Center for (YCCI) Website
Doctors Building 2 Church Street South New Haven, CT 06519