Yet we are just beginning to understand what needs to be uncovered and illuminated in women’s health and gender-specific medicine. We welcome and encourage your interest in our center.
All areas of health and disease that affect women should be included in “Women’s Health,” and this is the basic philosophy that guides Women’s Health Research at Yale.
Without Women’s Health Research at Yale, there is no guarantee that a broad research focus on women’s health will remain a priority at one of the leading medical schools in the country – Yale School of Medicine. This, in turn, would have ripple effects across the country as colleagues of Women’s Health Research at Yale investigators will no longer have access to this important center and the leadership of its science.
Women’s Health Research at Yale supports investigations that use a variety of basic science and clinical research approaches to address critical questions in women’s health. We encourage research that examines the effects of socio-demographic factors (socioeconomic status, ethnicity, etc) on health outcome. Our educational outreach serves the Greater New Haven area, Connecticut and the Nation.
Women’s Health Research at Yale from inception has been committed to sharing and distributing information about its scientific research, research findings and its center activities with the public, the community and the media. In our Initiative for Community Wellness, we engage and inform the community through workshops, lectures and conferences, and through various print and electronic media, including a newsletter, website, videos and social media. We provide as much accurate, up-to-date information about women’s health as possible in order for community members and the public at large to have a better understanding of health and wellness.
Our center shares its newly generated information continually through a variety of outlets, including recently created social media sites on Facebook and Twitter, a quarterly newsletter, and videos available through YouTube. We continue to garner coverage of our scientific studies and activities in print, broadcast and online media outlets.
Our center engages and informs the community through workshops, lectures and conferences, our quarterly newsletter, electronic media (including our regularly updated website and social media sites), information pamphlets, press releases, and various external media outlets. We consider these educational outreach efforts vitally important to the cause of advancing women’s health and gender-equity in health care, and to an even larger, national mission. We regularly monitor – through metrics and by constantly listening for feedback from supporters and community members – our achievements in connecting with the community.
Women’s Health Research at Yale supports innovative research through our Pilot Project Program which provides “seed” money to promising investigations in important content areas such as cardiovascular disease - the greatest killer of women and men; lung and breast cancers - the leading causes of cancer deaths among women; osteoporosis - a major source of morbidity and mortality for women; depression - the leading cause of disability for women in the world; and smoking cessation – as smoking is the leading preventable cause of death yet rates of cessation have for years demonstrated worse outcomes for women compared to men. Thanks to a recent endowment gift expanding our Pilot Project Program, a Pioneer Award will support studies that are either highly inventive or close to a major breakthrough in advancing women’s health. External grants from major funding agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, cannot be obtained without the feasibility data generated by these projects.
Our program is changing the medical research landscape to benefit all women in our lives and to foster the growth of gender-specific medicine. Our research agenda serves as a model for wider application of innovative interdisciplinary research on women's health. The research findings derived from our pilot studies have influenced health practice by developing new approaches and therapies to improving the health of women. Our research findings increasingly show that:• Women and men have different risk factors for diseases.• Response to a given treatment can differ by gender.• Prevention strategies often need to be gender-specific.
Women’s Health Research at Yale is deeply committed to forging alliances across disciplines, institutions and research approaches, including basic science, clinical, prevention, and health services research.
We have fostered Research Cores in women’s health to facilitate the interactions and research of individual scientists, while also promoting the development of inter-institutional research initiatives and interdisciplinary team science – research that draws investigators from multiple disciplines with a depth and breadth of knowledge and expertise to collaborate on answering complex, emerging questions.
Our program goals and priorities are to generate research of practical benefit to women, and to communicate our research findings to health care professionals and the community – all with the intention of enhancing the quality of life for women, men and families. We do so by:
Dr. Carolyn M. Mazure is the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bilder Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology. She created and directs Yale's interdisciplinary women’s health research center - Women's Health Research at Yale.
Ms. Gregg manages the overall business affairs of our diverse and growing interdisciplinary women’s health research center. She provides administrative oversight of program activities, human resources and financial management of the center's budget and research award activities.
Mr. Jones coordinates public affairs for Women’s Health Research at Yale and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to promote community awareness of cutting edge research supported by Women’s Health Research at Yale.
Mr. Mutonji oversees the financial portfolio for Women’s Health Research at Yale. He manages all regulatory grant requirements both for our Pilot Project Program and for Women’s Health Research at Yale’s research and educational grants.
Ms. Violante manages our Center’s social media, website, and newsletter in order to communicate important scientific and health information to the community.
Ms. Otto provides overall administrative support for the Center, including daily oversight of the Center’s scientific and community outreach.
Supported in part by Yale, Women’s Health Research at Yale is self-supporting and we raise our own funds to initiate and nurture innovative studies on women’s health and gender differences that affect health and disease. Our center depends on contributions from individuals, foundations, and corporations.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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