Academic Partners

National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP)

        The NCSP is the successor to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program (RWJCSP). This program, directed by Dr. Gross, provides training to pre-faculty scholars in biostatistics, methods and design, epidemiology, and health policy. Of its 166 graduates, most are in academic positions, while others work for government or foundations. YSIS will build on the successful RWJCSP model of individualized mentorship and research support. The programs will work in close partnership. NCSP will provide content for the didactic component of YSIS program, and a welcoming professional community. Of note, the newer NCSP will have a “track” system. One of those tracks, Healthcare Innovation, may serve as a pipeline program for YSIS. YSIS’s affiliations with RWJCSP/NCSP are strong and enduring: Drs. Bernstein, Curry, Krumholz, Gross, and Chaudhry are all YSIS directors or mentors who serve as NCSP leadership or core faculty. In addition, many YSIS contributing faculty are graduates of the RWJCSP.

Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI/CTSA)

        Launched in 2006, YCCI was created to support and facilitate clinical and translational research and training across the medical campus. The mission of the YCCI is to establish a "home" for the training of the next generation of clinical and translational scientists and to provide a robust infrastructure that promotes innovative and collaborative research directed at improving patient care. As a result of these efforts, almost $200 million per year of Yale’s NIH grant support is now directly connected to YCCI. Services offered through YCCI include initiatives to support education, training, and career development of junior investigators, regulatory knowledge and support, a biostatistics and study design component, clinical research resources, and a T3/T4 Translational Core led by Dr. Grey, a mentor on this proposal. The Master’s degree in the proposed YSIS program will include coursework offered through the YCCI’s Investigative Medicine Program (courses in grantwriting and human subjects protection).

Yale Center for Analytic Sciences (YCAS)

        YCAS is a center for collaborative science. Developed in partnership with Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI) and the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), YCAS brings together experts in biostatistics, epidemiology, health economics, health policy, health services and big data research. Its collaborative teams provide expertise in the design, conduct and analysis of health and health care studies, methodological development and education and training. YCAS currently has 16 faculty and staff, and 10 affiliated faculty from multiple schools and departments at Yale. It provides methodologic and biostatistical support for 5 NIH-funded trials, including SILVER-MI, an NHLBI-supported observational study of myocardial infarctions in 3000 adults at 70 centers nationwide. The Deputy Director of YCAS is James Dziura, PhD, a mentor on this proposal.

Yale Center for Medical Simulation (YCMS)

        The YCMS, a 4950 square foot facility that opened in 2015, serves as the hub for simulation training and research for the entire Yale medical community. The YCMS uses mannequin-based interactive simulators for training of Yale medical students, nursing students, and residents in many specialties. The facility contains replicas of an ED/ICU/ward, trauma resuscitation bay, pediatric/newborn unit and operating room. Dedicated simulation faculty with expertise in scenario design and debriefing skills guide students through scenarios. Each simulation room allows for video recording to enable participants to have the opportunity to reflect on their performance in a debriefing session following the simulation scenario. Current research projects include the transfer of invasive procedural skills from the simulation lab to the clinical setting, skills decay, live tissue vs simulator training for invasive procedures, development of communication and leadership skills during acute resuscitations.

Yale Center for Medical Informatics (YCMI)

        The YCMI focuses on the creative use of computers in clinical medicine, molecular biology, neuroscience, and other areas of biomedical research. YCMI conducts research, provides support and coordinates collaborative projects involving Medical School faculty, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and faculty in other departments at Yale. The Center also serves as a focal point for training in biomedical informatics with an ACGME-accredited Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The Center also plays a major role in support of the YCCI. The Director of the YCMI is Cynthia A. Brandt, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology.

Institution for Social and Policy Studies/Health

        The Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) advances interdisciplinary research in the social sciences that aims to shape public policy and inform democratic deliberation. ISPS makes a point of not only contributing to academic discourse but also engaging directly with policymakers and participating in public debates at the state and national level. The ISPS network includes scholars and students from many departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and from Yale’s graduate and professional schools as well as select experts from other institutions. One arm, ISPS Health at Yale, began in 2013 and is comprised of over three dozen faculty from across the university. Its goal is to bring scholars from across Yale together to create an environment that can improve health, strengthen health care systems, and enhance the way health care is delivered. YSIS mentors who are also members of ISPS include Drs. Bradley, Chaudhry, Fiellin, Forman, Gross, Krumholz, Nembhard, Sindelar, and Venkatesh.