Yale researchers have introduced countless medical and health advances over the last century, including the first success with antibiotics in the United States and the first use of chemotherapy to treat cancer. Yale scientists identified Lyme disease and discovered genes responsible for such disorders as high blood pressure, osteoporosis, dyslexia, and Tourette's syndrome. We did early work on the artificial heart and developed the first insulin pump to treat diabetes. Our investigators are also world-renowned for basic science research, including groundbreaking discoveries about how the cell and its components function at the molecular level.
In Pediatrics, our physicians and scientists are devoted to conducting research that improves our understanding of the causes and treatments of disorders that affect children. Our efforts span basic science and clinical research in many areas, including exciting translational research efforts that bring what we learn to the bedside.
Reflecting the considerable research efforts of our physician scientists, Pediatrics ranks among the top pediatric departments in the country in terms of National Institutes of Health grant support. Many members of our department are recognized nationally and internationally for their contributions to pediatric research as well. The exciting advances we catalyze through research touch children from birth to adolescence and young adulthood.
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