Making A Difference
Endowed professorships are the highest honor the Yale School of Medicine can bestow upon a faculty member who is distinguished as a leader in medicine. These endowed professorships form the core of our school’s tradition of academic distinction; promoting innovative and significant work in medicine. Funding from endowed professorships provide secure, flexible support for a distinguished faculty member’s research and scholarly activities. A professorship can be named for the donor or a loved one creating an enduring tribute to individual generosity. A gift from the late Maurice and Adele Polayes created the Irving and Silik Polayes Professorship in Plastic Surgery, in recognition of Mr. Polayes brother Irving and his uncle Silik and their devotion to patient care, education and teaching.
Yale Surgical Scholar Endowment
The University and the School of Medicine have joined forces to establish a new initiative known as the Yale Surgical Scholars Program. Designed to attract the finest and most promising young scientists and surgeons to Yale’s faculty, the program will provide support to cover the start-up-costs of a new faculty member’s research.
Endowed Research Fund
Solving the most vexing problems in medicine and surgery requires creative, innovative ideas from the best minds in medical research. But creativity can’t be programmed to occur on a tight schedule or within a specific budget, yet that is precisely how many research grants are administered. Today’s tight budget and risk-averse grant committees favor research awards that provide funds to build on what is already known- not what is novel or unexpected. Private donors recognize the need to nurture investigators who have “high risk-high reward” ideas. The secure funding from endowed research funds can support single researchers or teams of investigators who pursue new insights and improved outcomes in patients. Created in 2003, the Jo and Gus Berkes Fund in Surgery Endowment supports the research of Dr. Clarence Sasaki in the area of head and neck cancer at the Yale School of Medicine and the Research Fellows in Cardiovascular Surgery under the direction of Dr. John Elefteriades.
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Top heart surgeon is named Glenn Professor
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