Yale Receives Award from Doris Duke Foundation
Yale School of Medicine is one of 10 schools that are receiving a total of $5 million from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation for its Clinical Research Fellowship program.
Established four years ago, the Clinical Research Fellowship program is the first in the United States to focus exclusively on clinical research at academic medical centers. Since its launch, the CRF program has enabled more than 250 medical students to take one year off from medical school to receive hands-on clinical research training at Yale School of Medicine and nine other medical schools.
A key feature of the program is the opportunity for students to work with leading physician-scientists who have agreed to serve as mentors. Students at any U.S. medical school are eligible to apply for the 12-month fellowship. Each of the participating medical schools selects at least five fellows per year and matches them with outstanding clinical research mentors. The application process for fellowships beginning in July 2005 is underway.
“We are pleased to be able to renew our partnership with the 10 distinguished medical schools participating in the Clinical Research Fellowship program,” said Joan Spero, president of the foundation. “This renewal reconfirms our shared commitment to recruiting and training the next generation of physician-scientists conducting clinical research.”