- The YCCI has been 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. Our key goals are to:
Attract talented students and junior faculty members from the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Engineering into clinical and translational research careers; imbue them with a spirit of discovery; train them in the use of state-of-the-art research tools; and give them the skills needed to function collaboratively as members of multidisciplinary research teams.
Accelerate the movement of disease-related discoveries into the clinic by providing research teams with pilot grants, access to state-of-the-art research cores, and robust administrative, regulatory, informatics, biostatistics, and subject recruitment support for T1-T4 research.
Strengthen the infrastructure that connects clinical research teams with practitioners, community health clinics, and community stakeholders throughout Connecticut, reaching out in particular to diverse populations including children, women, the elderly, and underserved minorities.
Work actively with other CTSA hubs to share research approaches, expertise, tools, data, and the integration of informatics systems and other key research functions.
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease that blocks the signal from nerve to muscle, producing weakness. The nature of the disease can range from isolated severe vision problems, like drooping eyelids or double vision, to profound general weakness leading to breathing muscle failure. Although the cause of MG is not known, the disease appears to vary based on several factors, including the
The Brain Vascular Malformation Consortium (BVMC) focuses on three rare brain conditions: familial cerebral cavernous malformation (CCM), Sturge-Weber syndrome (SWS), and hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT). These disorders are poorly understood, costly to manage, and can cause serious complications such as hemorrhages, seizures, and problems with spinal cord, nerve or brain function. Over
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We sought to understand how U.S. residents responded to COVID-19 as it emerged, and the extent to which socioeconomic status impacted response. We found that highly resourced areas (low ADI) were concerned with stocks, social distancing, and national-level policies, while high ADI areas shared content with negative expression, prayers, and discussion of the CARES Act economic relief package
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded a research team at George Washington (GW), Yale, and Duke Universities $7.8 million to establish a rare disease network for Myasthenia Gravis.
The New York and Connecticut Consortium encourages joint ventures among the New York and Connecticut area CTSA institutions (NYCON) to develop collaboration between CTSA programs in the areas of medical scientist training; the creation of regional databases of facilities; regional training opportunities for investigators and research coordinators; the exploration of barriers to improved social
- Yale University
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a
Founded on mutual interest rather than geographic proximity, the Sharing Partnership for Innovative Research in Translation (SPIRiT) Consortium links six CTSAs together to jointly develop innovative resources to support effective translational research. Consortium goals include promoting a sharing infrastructure for research data, tools, resources, and bio-specimens; establishing a network of