Fan Li Receives New PCORI Award to Develop Causal Inference Methods for Stepped-Wedge Cluster Randomized Trials
Dr. Fan Li, an assistant professor of biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health, has received approval of a 3-year funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop causal inference methods for stepped-wedge cluster randomized trials—a design that has been increasingly adopted in pragmatic trials.Source: NIH Pragmatic Trials Collaboratory Website
National Institutes of Health awards $600K SBIR grant to Kephera Diagnostics for a test for hookworm infection
Kephera Diagnostics has won a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop an antibody-based test for hookworm infection. A lab at the Yale School of Public Health is collaborating on the project.Source: MassBio
Yale Biostatistics Researcher Awarded $13 Million Grant to Study Glioma Brain Tumors
A team of scientists led by Dr. Elizabeth B. Claus, professor of biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and an attending neurosurgeon in the Department of Neurosurgery at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, recently received a $13 million grant to help answer these questions by investigating the molecular evolution of lower-grade gliomas.
Irwin receives $7 million grant to investigate healthy interventions for ovarian cancer patients
Yale School of Public Health Associate Dean of Research and Susan Dwight Bliss Professor of Epidemiology Melinda Irwin, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been awarded a five-year, $7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to explore how nutrition and exercise interventions can improve chemotherapy outcomes and reduce toxicity for women with ovarian cancer.
$13 Million Grant to Study Malignant Brain Tumors Awarded to YSPH Researcher and Colleagues
A team of scientists led by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health has received a $13 million grant to investigate the molecular evolution of lower grade gliomas, slow growing but malignant brain tumors that primarily affect young adults.
Fan Li Receives PCORI Award to Study Methods for Cluster Randomized Trials
Dr. Fan Li, an Assistant Professor of Biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health, and a longtime member of the NIH Collaboratory’s Biostatistics and Study Design Core, has received approval for a $1 million grant award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop new methods and software for designing parallel and stepped wedge cluster randomized trials.Source: NIH Collaboratory of Pragmatic Clinical Trials
$8.5M Federal Grant Aims for Big Impact from Small Molecules in the Gut
Yale researchers across a range of disciplines are coming together to explore the important role of microbial metabolites in our microbiota—the trillions of bacterial cells that colonize our intestines.Source: Yale West Campus
Breaking it Down: How the Chemistry of Digestion is Uncovering Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer
A new technology called metabolomics allows researchers to explore the small chemicals formed and used during digestion as a window into the formation of diseases such as colon cancer, seeking early warning signs and potent tactics for prevention.
Gregg Gonsalves, PhD, Wins MacArthur "Genius Grant"
Gregg Gonsalves, PhD, assistant professor of epidemiology (microbial diseases) and associate (adjunct) professor of law, has been named a 2018 MacArthur Fellow, for his work at the intersection of human rights and public health research and practice to address inequities in global health.
Yale Cancer Center receives $1 million grant to address cancer disparities
Researchers at Yale Cancer Center (YCC) have been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer.
Can Digestive Chemistry Uncover Sex-Specific Causes of Colon Cancer?
Dr. Caroline Helen Johnson received this year’s Wendy U. and Thomas C. Naratil Pioneer Award and co-funding from the Yale Cancer Center to explore hormones and environmental factors related to metabolite production (such as sugars and amino acids) and beneficial bacteria that live in the colon as possible sources of gender difference.
Can a Mobile App Reduce Intimate Partner Violence?
Dr. Trace Kershaw, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, will develop a data-driven behavioral intervention using a mobile app designed to improve decision-making for mothers and daughters exposed to violence in the home and reduce high-risk behaviors and future intimate partner violence.
New center to advance biology research
Thanks to a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation, an interdisciplinary team of Yale researchers will soon make headway on the next frontier of synthetic biology — re-engineering cells to produce novel synthetic polymers.Source: Yale Daily News
$1.8 Million Granted to Yale School of Public Health to Study Effectiveness of HPV Vaccine
A $1.8 million National Institutes of Health grant will help researchers at the Yale School of Public Health shed light on the real-world effectiveness of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. Results of this study can ultimately help to maximize the vaccine’s impact on several types of cancer.
Yale faculty receive $2 million grant to study health effects of fracking
With a new $2 million grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), researchers from the Yale schools of public health (YSPH), forestry & environmental studies (FES), and engineering & applied science (Engineering) will investigate the health effects of unconventional oil and gas production.
YSPH Grant to Train Health Professionals in China in Bioethics Renewed
A School of Public Health program that trains future generations of public health researchers in China has been awarded a grant renewal of $1.25 million from the Fogarty International Center, of the National Institutes of Health, to continue its work.