Yale School of Medicine
Since its founding in 1810, the Yale University School of Medicine has been educating leaders in research, medical education and patient care. Its missions are to expand knowledge in the basic and clinical sciences and public health, to educate the next generation of leaders in those fields, to provide excellent health care and cutting-edge therapies, and to serve the local community.
The Yale University School of Medicine is one of the nation's premier research institutions. Research at the Medical Center covers a broad spectrum, from clinical studies implementing cutting-edge techniques for improving the diagnosis and treatment of human diseases to fundamental studies exploring new areas of biology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and informatics. The 1354 full-time faculty members and 1795 part-time faculty members of the School of Medicine contribute to the research programs of the Institution as well as to the Medical Center's educational, patient care, and service missions.
In 2001, expenditures for research and training in the School of Medicine totaled more than $233 million dollars, and accounted for about 78 percent of the University-wide total. During fiscal year 2001 investigators in the School of Medicine received 1,795 research and training awards, including 132 post-doctoral fellowships. In addition, there were 216 active industry-sponsored research agreements and clinical trials.
The principal funding source for the School of Medicine was the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), primarily through the Public Health Service and its National Institutes of Health (NIH). HHS/NIH funding accounts for 66 percent of all award dollars granted in fiscal year 2001.
In 2001, the NIH awarded the School of Medicine $227.6 million, the fifth highest amount awarded by NIH to a medical school. During fiscal year 2001, the school held 60 federal institutional training grants. More than 608 HHS/NIH grants were awarded in fiscal year 2001. This included $56.4 million in funding for 51 program or center grants.
Non-federal grants contributed approximately $95.7 million to research and training in the School of Medicine. Private foundations and voluntary health organizations contributed approximately 31 percent of the non-federal funding, the state of Connecticut approximately 20 percent, and industry and other sources 49 percent.
For more information, or to contact Yale School of Medicine, see their website at: info.med.yale.edu/ysm/
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Study Finds High Rate of Genetic Mutation in Younger Korean Women with Breast Cancer
01 Jun 04 | Although Korean women have one of the lowest rates of breast cancer worldwide, they are diagnosed at an earlier age and have a surprisingly high incidence of a genetic mutation known to contribute to breast cancer.
Researchers Identify Basis for Irreversible Damage in Multiple Sclerosis
24 May 04 | Yale researchers and collaborators have identified molecules that underlie nerve fiber degeneration in patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that cripples nearly three million people worldwide.
Premature Infants Benefit From Group Prenatal Care, Yale Researchers Find
25 Nov 03 | In a study of the impact of group versus individual prenatal care on birth weight and gestational age, researchers at Yale and Emory Universities found that group prenatal care was associated with significantly better weight gain for preterm infants.
In Memoriam: Yale Radiologist Barry Kacinski, M.D., Who Was Internationally Known for Research into Development of Malignancies
25 Nov 03 | A funeral service was held Monday, November 24, for Barry Kacinski, M.D., a Yale School of Medicine radiologist who lead groundbreaking research defining the effects of growth factors and oncogenes in the development of malignancies.
Breastfed Infants Show Little Effect when Moms Take Anti-Depressant
24 Nov 03 | Most breastfed infants nurse without showing meaningful effects from their mothers taking 20-40 mg of the anti-depressant fluoxetine (Prozac) daily, according to a study by Yale researchers.
Researchers Pinpoint Source of Chronic Pain Resulting from Spinal Cord Injury
06 Nov 03 | The burning, vise-like pain experienced by most people with spinal cord injuries results from overly sensitized nerve cells; this activity can be blocked by administering specially designed molecules, according to Yale researchers.
New "Startle" Study at Yale is Examining Impact of PMS on the Body's Startle Reflex
29 Jun 01 | To help improve treatment for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and the more serious premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), researchers at Yale are examining the body's emotional and physiological responses across the menstrual cycle.
People with Sleep Apnea at Higher Risk of Stroke
22 Jun 01 | People with sleep-related breathing disorders, such as habitual snoring and sleep apnea, are at higher risk of suffering a stroke, according to a study by a Yale researcher published in the June issue of the journal Stroke.
Breast Cancer Risk Minimized by Breastfeeding
18 Jun 01 | Women who breastfeed their children, particularly if the first child is breastfed for more than 13 months, have a reduced risk of breast cancer, according to a study by a Yale researcher and published in the British Journal of Cancer.
Antibiotic Treatment of Tick Bites Prevents Only 20 Percent of Lyme Disease Cases
14 Jun 01 | Even if every patient who noticed they had a tick bite received prompt antibiotic treatment and if it were 100 percent effective in preventing Lyme disease, it would only prevent 20 percent of the total Lyme disease cases, a Yale researcher said.
Poor Quality Medical Care Key Factor in High Death Rate Among Mentally Ill Heart Attack Patients
14 Jun 01 | Poor medical care may be key to explaining a substantial part of the high death rate among patients with mental disorders after myocardial infarction or heart attack, Yale researchers have found.
Risk of Lyme Disease Very Low for Most People Bitten by a Tick
12 Jun 01 | Yale researcher Eugene D. Shapiro, M.D. says that although antibiotic treatment is effective in preventing Lyme disease, the overall risk of Lyme disease in any individual is a very low 3.2%, even in the most highly endemic areas.
African Americans Have a Higher Rate of Dementia Due to Strokes
01 Jun 01 | African-Americans have a higher rate of dementia due to strokes and a lower prevalence of dementia stemming from Parkinson's Disease than do Caucasians, according to a study by Yale researchers.
Recently-Discovered Protein Could Be Key to Understanding and Preventing Type-2 Diabetes
31 May 01 | A protein called Akt2 or Protein Kinase B plays an important role in maintaining glucose balance, possibly leading to a drug target for preventing Type-2 diabetes, Yale researchers report in a study published in the June 1 issue of Science.
Pathologists Reset Criteria for Worrisome Acid Reflux Disease, Which Can Be A Prelude to Cancer of the Esophagus
24 May 01 | A national group of gastrointestinal pathologists have set new criteria for determining when effects of acid reflux disease are likely to develop into cancer of the esophagus, says Marie Robert, associate professor of pathology at Yale.
Leptin's Effect on the Brain's Body Weight Regulation System is More Complex Than Previously Thought
23 May 01 | Leptin, a hormone known for its hunger-blocking effect on the brain, operates in a more complex way than previously thought, researchers from Yale and The Vollum Institute find.
Down Syndrome Detection Rate Improves With Yale Researcher's New Formula
22 May 01 | Almost 80% of Down syndrome cases can be detected with a new non-invasive formula using a ratio of skin thickness and limb measurements, Yale researchers report in a study published in the May issue of American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Use or Non-Use of Beta Blockers Provides Clues for Improving Healthcare Quality in Hospitals
22 May 01 | Although it is well documented that using beta blockers is effective in preventing a subsequent heart attack or death, not all hospitals are prescribing them widely for complicated internal reasons, a study by researchers at Yale concludes.
Female Songbirds Learn New Songs Faster Than Male Songbirds
16 May 01 | In the one of the largest learning differences observed between the sexes, a Yale researcher has found that female songbirds learn new songs 60% faster than male songbirds, increasing understanding of how hormones might affect learning.
Certain Occupations Put People at Higher Risk For Developing Brain Cancer
14 May 01 | Men employed as roofers or sheet metal workers, who work with rubber and plastic products, or are employed in cleaning businesses, among other occupations, are at higher risk of developing brain cancer, a Yale investigation shows.