The Program in Translational BioMedicine (PTB) seeks to provide a rich training environment for graduate students who wish to study human disease through the lens of fundamental mechanisms. In contrast to department-embedded graduate programs, PTB students train with faculty mentors across the entire Yale School of Medicine who share a common vision and commitment to translational science. PTB students therefore benefit from both the specialized community in their home department and the broad perspective provided by the PTB, which serves as a hub for the integration of basic, translational and clinical science across disciplines.
The primary mission of the Program in Translation BioMedicine (PTB) is to prepare the next generation of translational scientists to be forward-thinking leaders in academic research, medicine, education, industry and society. To achieve this mission, the PTB leverages its interdepartmental structure to break down silos between disciplines and to foster a collaborative community comprised of laboratories from across all of the departments at the Yale School of Medicine. The PTB program emphasizes a flexible curriculum, personalized professional development, and a supportive environment in which all participants can reach their full potential.