Yale center dedicated to research on older adults receives renewed funding
For the fifth consecutive time, the Yale Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (OAIC) has been renewed for funding from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The Center is one of only two such programs nationwide to receive continuous NIA support since it was first funded in 1992, marking more than 25 years of excellence in geriatrics and aging research under the leadership of Geriatrics Section Chief Dr. Mary Tinetti, Dr. Thomas Gill, and Dr. Terri Fried.
Yale Pepper Center Funding Available
The Yale Pepper Center is soliciting letters of intent from full-time faculty members at Yale with interests and expertise relevant to aging research who would be interested in submitting a career development proposal (if within 5 years of total faculty appointment) or a pilot project proposal.
Enter the YSM/YNHH Cardiovascular Medicine Grand Rounds Pitchfest
Yale New Haven Hospital’s Heart and Vascular Center and the Section of Cardiovascular Medicine are scanning the Yale community for the most promising innovators. Submit an online proposal by November 16 for an opportunity to win $7,000.
Major Gift Will Support an Innovative Brain Research Collaboration
The Swiss-based NOMIS Foundation is making a large five-year award for research into what makes the human brain unique. The research will be a collaboration between the laboratories of James P. Noonan, PhD, associate professor of genetics and of neuroscience at Yale School of Medicine, and Franck Polleux, PhD, professor of neuroscience at Columbia University and a member of that school’s Zuckerman Institute. Their combined mission is to understand the brain and mind.
Gift by Rothberg Family Reinforces Yale Coronavirus Response
“Our doctors, nurses, and first responders, and all of our health care workers are saving the lives of people we love. We each need to do everything we can to keep them safe and let them know that we are there for them,” says Jonathan Rothberg.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute Suspends New Program for Medically Trained Scientists
Due to economic uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has suspended its Medically Trained Scientists Program (MTS), an initiative launched in March 2020 to support scientists who have a background in medicine. https://www.hhmi.org/programs/biomedical-research/medically-trained-scientists-programSource: HHMI
Yale School of Medicine Maintains its High National Ranking in Federal Research Funding
The 2019 total, $451,476,354, continues the school’s position in the top ten among U.S. medical schools that it has maintained each year since 2001. YSM ranked first in funding for psychiatry and dermatology; third for public health/preventive medicine and emergency medicine; fifth for radiology; sixth for neurology and ob-gyn; seventh for neurosurgery; and ninth for biochemistry, genetics, and internal medicine.
Major Gift Will Endow a Program Devoted to a Fuller Understanding of How the Human Brain Works
The Thomas Kingsley Lawrence ’19 Program in Brain Research will take a multifaceted approach to understanding the higher-order functionality of the human brain and related areas. It is hoped that with the knowledge gained, novel prevention strategies, diagnostics, and therapeutics to reduce the incidence, prevalence, and recurrence of psychiatric disorders will be possible.
Need for Increased NIH Funding for Clinical Research Projects Applying ML
An increase in NIH funding for machine learning projects would result in better leveraging the potential of artificial intelligence and could support the advance of machine learning research in clinical medicine.Source: NPJ Digital Medicine
Global Health Education Innovation Award: Applications Invited
The YSM OGHE GHE Innovation Award is designed to promote faculty research programs in global health education at Yale and to provide opportunities for medical students to learn methods relevant to conducting this type of research. Funded activities should address an important issue in global health education.
YCCI Scholar Awards: Letters of Intent Due on Jan. 13
We are pleased to announce a request for applications for YCCI Scholar Awards, which provide salary and/or research funds to a select number of junior faculty members who are strongly committed to careers in clinical research, community-based research or translational research.
Scientist or Entrepreneur? Blavatnik Fund Lets Yale Researchers Be Both
Turning a discovery into a life-saving commercial product requires funding at every stage — proof-of-concept, animal tests, clinical trials. And the initial phase — the one between discovery and proof of concept — is often the hardest for faculty to overcome.