YCCI’s education and training programs for Yale researchers in community-based research methods include symposia, workshops, conferences, on-line tools, and consultations with YCCI ORS Service Units, as well as didactic training sessions offered by the Human Research Protection Program and targeted sessions in courses offered by the YCCI training programs. For more information, click on the following program links:
Approximately 20 percent of the junior faculty selected for the YCCI Scholar Program are conducting community-based research. Moreover, 15 percent (or nearly $7 million) of the total external grants awarded to YCCI Scholars are for community-based projects. Many of these Scholars work with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program and other partners in developing and performing their projects.
Each summer, the Young Scholars program offered through the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS) offers high school students an intensive introduction to biostatistics and aspects of public health. The goal of this program is to prepare motivated students for success in college and open the door for a career in public health and computer science. Yale University faculty, graduate and professional students are involved in the program, along with teachers from local public high schools.
Yale is one of four sites for the RWJFCSP, the flagship program among the health-related fellowship programs supported by the RWJ Foundation. The RWJFCSP trains early-career physicians to improve health and health care in the United States through clinical and health services research and its translation into health care practice, policy change and/or improved community health. The Yale RWJF Clinical Scholars spend 15 percent of their time during their two- year fellowship in a 15-month community-partnered translational project known as the community practicum.