Overdose-Prevention Grant Heralded On Grand
Roughly $10 million in federal aid will flow to the New Haven area over the next five years to help municipal health departments take a regional approach in combating the opioid epidemic. YSPH Professor Robert Heimer is helping to lead the effort.Source: New Haven Independent
NIDA Invests Nearly $7M to Address the Opioid Crisis Among Women Who Experience Intimate Partner Violence
The National Institutes of Health and National Institute on Drug Abuse has awarded nearly $7 million to MPIs Tami Sullivan, PhD (Psychiatry and Public Health); E. Jennifer Edelman, MD, MHS (Internal Medicine and Public Health); and Dawn Johnson, PhD (University of Akron Department of Psychology) to study medication for opioid use disorder treatment retention among women who experience intimate partner violence.
Opara receives $3.5 million grant to curb urban drug use, involve youth in research
Yale School of Public Health Associate Professor Ijeoma Opara has received the NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) Racial Equity Visionary Award. The award is a NIDA DP1 grant for $3.5 million over five years that will allow her to work within predominantly urban neighborhoods to curb substance use among racial/ethnic minorities.
Grant supports development of novel noninvasive test for malaria
A research team co-led by Yale School of Public Health professor Dr. Sunil Parikh, MD, MPH, has received $500,000 in funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to continue the development of an innovative noninvasive test for malaria using lasers and ultrasound.
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.