One example of an ongoing research partnership is with the NIH-funded Yale Specialized Center of Research (SCOR), a competitively funded $3.5 million grant to develop gender-sensitive treatment for tobacco dependence (Principal Investigator: Sherry McKee, Deputy Director of WHRY; Scientific Director: Carolyn Mazure, Director of WHRY). This collaboration focuses on determining optimal gender-sensitive treatments to quit smoking. The collaboration involves providing essential research-related services to investigators and trainees and mentoring new investigators in conducting translational interdisciplinary research on women’s health and tobacco use.
Sherry A. McKee is the Deputy Director of Women's Health Research at Yale and a nationally recognized clinical researcher and mentor who collaborates with the Executive Director to facilitate all major goals of the Center. Dr. McKee is the Principal Investigator (PI) of our NIH-funded Yale Specialized Center of Research (for which Dr. Mazure is the Scientific Director) on gender and smoking, and the Research Director of our NIH-funded junior faculty training grant (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health; for which Dr. Mazure is the PI). Each of these major grant awards provides opportunities to leverage the efforts of Women’s Health Research at Yale in studying women’s health and mentoring new investigators in this content area. Dr. McKee also will oversee one of our newest initiatives — mentoring undergraduate students in research through our Center. The Deputy Director is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, and has sufficient funding such that she receives no salary support from WHRY.
The Communications Officer, Rick Harrison, is responsible for developing and implementing strategies to promote community awareness regarding research findings that have clear implications for the public health. This includes having the background and writing expertise that facilitates the transformation of scientific information into print and electronic materials, and connotes the important findings of our research while being easily read by the public.
The Grants & Finance Administrator is Marco Mutonji. He performs all functions required to manage the budget, and oversees the grant portfolio for our Center and for our Pilot Project Program. This includes the management of all University, Federal and State regulatory grant requirements for Women’s Health Research at Yale’s own research and training grants, as well as for our Pilot Project Program’s grants to other researchers.
The Media and Design Specialist is Carissa Violante. She is responsible for continued development, branding and management of our Center’s electronic and print outreach. This includes website, video, social media, and our quarterly Newsletter, each of which is designed to appeal to various audiences seeking empirically-tested, reliable, new and emerging health information.
The Senior Administrative Assistant, Belene Mallon Day, is responsible for providing overall clerical and administrative support for the Center. This includes daily oversight of initial contacts from the community with the Center, managing all mailings and e-communications with the community, maintaining our database, and handling all scheduling and meeting planning.
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