Public Invited to Yale Center for Clinical Investigation's Volunteer Appreciation Day
Home of many of the world’s breakthrough medical innovations, Yale School of Medicine is celebrating the volunteers that make medical advances possible with Volunteer Appreciation Day, Saturday May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Harkness Lounge and Patio, 367 Cedar Street, New Haven.
Held during National Volunteer Week, the event is hosted by the Yale Center for Clinical Investigation (YCCI). The public is invited to learn more about clinical research at Yale and to celebrate the volunteers who participate in clinical research studies.
The day’s festivities will include information about clinical trial participation, overviews of the clinical research studies currently enrolling participants, and plenty of food and fun activities for the entire family.
“Medical innovations would not happen without the participation of volunteers in clinical research studies,” said Tesheia Johnson, chief operating officer of YCCI. “We are excited to have the opportunity to celebrate the volunteers who have helped Yale advance medicine and to share our mission with the public.”
Research studies will be featured in the following areas: allergies, asthma, autism, cancer, cardiology, cystic fibrosis, depression, diabetes, geriatrics, HIV/AIDS, mental health, neurological disorders, orthopedics, pediatrics, rheumatology, and women’s health. A complete list of available trials is available at www.yale-studies.org
The Yale Center for Clinical Investigation was launched in 2006 to support and promote clinical and translational research. YCCI was one of the first 12 centers and is the only one in New England that is funded by the National Institutes of Health as part of an initiative to bring medical research from the laboratory to patients. YCCI aims to improve the health of patients in New Haven and around the world.