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.
Carolyn Mazure is the Norma Weinberg Spungen and Joan Lebson Bildner Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the Yale School of Medicine. She created and directs Women’s Health Research at Yale —Yale’s interdisciplinary research center on health and gender. The Center initiates and supports innovative biomedical studies to advance the health of women, shares findings with the public, and provides mentored training in interdisciplinary team science. Since its inception in 1998, the center has been recognized as a national model for launching new research on the influence of sex and gender on human health and translating findings into practice.
Her own research focuses on the development of models for understanding depression and addictive behaviors (particularly smoking), with a special emphasis on the effects of stress and the role of sex and gender. She is the Scientific Director of Yale’s Specialized Center of Research — funded by the National Institutes of Health — which develops gender-sensitive treatments for tobacco dependence and a consultant to the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science.
Dr. Mazure served on the planning committee for the First White House Conference on Mental Health, was a fellow for the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, chaired the American Psychological Association’s Summit on Women and Depression, and has provided testimony to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives on the importance of women’s health research. Recently, she was asked to join the Advisory Committee for the NIH Office for Research on Women’s Health.
She has been an invited speaker at diverse venues ranging from NASA and the Smithsonian Institution to the International Psychogeriatric Association Meetings in Stockholm, Sweden. She has been a featured expert on ABC’s “Prime Time Live” and in the BBC documentary “The Science of Stress.” Her books include “Does Stress Cause Psychiatric Illness?” and “Understanding Depression in Women: Applying Empirical Research to Practice and Policy.” Dr. Mazure is the recipient of the Stephen Fleck Clinician and Teacher Award and the Sidney J. Blatt Award for excellence in clinical care, teaching and research -- both from Yale. Her national awards include the Marion Spencer Fay Award from the Institute for Women’s Health and Leadership, the American Psychological Association Distinguished Leadership Award from the Committee on Women in Psychology, and a U.S. Public Health Fellowship.
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 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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