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A Tradition of Discovery

The Yale School of Medicine has a tradition of developing promising new treatments such as the insulin pump to treat diabetes, two drugs to treat HIV infection and the first treatment that arms the body's cells to create a cancer-fighting immune response. All of these discoveries involve years of painstaking research and scientific collaboration. But they also depend on the help of people like you.

It took the participation of many willing clinical trial volunteers to turn the theories developed by Yale scientists into medical advances that benefit countless individuals.

Here are just a few stories of how the combination of ingenuity, effort and generosity brought about medical breakthroughs