Implementation Science: Putting Important Discoveries to Their Best Use
Scientific innovations are created every day, but how do we ensure that they are used efficiently and reach the people who need them most? David Chambers, DPhil, deputy director for implementation science in the Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute, tackled that question during his June 25 grand rounds lecture titled “Advancing the Science of Implementation in Cancer Control: An NCI Perspective."
NIDA-funded Yale program announces 23 scientists accepted to inaugural 'Innovation to Impact' training bootcamp
Innovation to Impact, a national program funded by The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and hosted at Yale University, has announced the selection of 23 scientists, representing 17 institutions, to comprise the inaugural class of trainees in entrepreneurship to enable rapid deployment of their discoveries into life-saving products to aid Americans suffering from addiction.
Unmet Clinical Needs
On October 27, the Yale Center for Biomedical and Interventional Technology (CBIT), a YCCI emerging core, hosted Clinician Pitch Night. More than ninety students from Yale College, the School of Management, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences gathered to listen to pitches from clinicians seeking creative, efficient, and cost-effective solutions to challenging problems that arise in caring for patients.
YCCI Hosts 4th Annual All Scholar Day Retreat
YCCI’s 4th Annual All Scholar Day Retreat is slated for Thursday, October 6, in the Mary S. Harkness Auditorium, Sterling Hall of Medicine, 333 Cedar Street. This half-day event is open to all students, trainees, scholars, and faculty at Yale who are participating or interested in clinical or translational research.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
With extra touches of pink everywhere, from supermarket packaging to sneakers in the NFL, it is easy to see that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For the millions of Americans affected by breast cancer, there is reason to hope: as clinical trials bring about new drugs and new treatments for breast cancer, survival rates have steadily improve over the past 25 years. Today, 85% of women diagnosed with breast cancer are cured, said Lajos Pusztai, MD, DPhil, Chief of Breast Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center. “This is a great improvement, but we won’t rest until we get to 100%.”
New brain mapping tools showcased by the Kavli Institute
A suite of remarkable tools are allowing neuroscientists to see the brain in new ways, and to ask—and answer—questions they could only dream about just a few years ago. These new tools were on display recently at two events hosted by the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience at Yale.
YCCI Hosts 3rd Annual All Scholar Day Retreat
YCCI’s 3rd Annual All Scholar Day Retreat is slated for Tuesday, April 1st at the Anlyan Center. This half-day event is open to all students, trainees, scholars and faculty at Yale who are participating or interested in clinical or translational research.
The science of living better, longer
Did you ever wonder what science is doing to help us age more comfortably, in better health, doing the things we care about, for a longer span of time? If so, have a look at the Yale YouTube channel, where the archived video of last week’s symposium exploring research on aging can be viewed.
YCCI Sponsors Symposia on Conducting Clinical Trials
Today’s research landscape is fraught with requirements that can be both confusing and onerous. Academic medical centers have had to devote resources to resolving FDA audit and faculty misconduct issues that have also damaged their reputations. In an effort to help investigators navigate the complexities of conducting clinical research, YCCI is sponsoring a series of presentations on relevant research issues from the faculty perspective.
Blumberg to Speak on Teen Suicide Prevention Panel
Hilary Blumberg, MD, John and Hope Furth Professor of Psychiatric Neuroscience and Professor of Psychiatry, and in the Child Study Center and of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging, will participate in a panel discussion Sunday, April 11, 2021, related to the prevention of youth suicide.