Yale Again Named Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research by The Hartwell Foundation


Yale University has once again been designated by The Hartwell Foundation as a Top Ten Center of Biomedical Research for 2021, garnering this distinction for its strengths in child health research in alignment with the foundation’s philanthropic mission. 

As a Top Ten Center, Yale will have the opportunity to submit an increased number of applications to The Hartwell Foundation’s Individual Biomedical Research Award program, which supports early-stage, innovative, and cutting-edge biomedical research with the potential to benefit children in the U.S.

The designation comes after 11 years of continuous participation by Yale in the foundation’s awards process, through which Yale has won eight Individual Biomedical Research Awards and received five postdoctoral fellowships. 

The Top Ten designation confers to Yale enhanced ability to nominate up to three faculty members each year to receive an Individual Biomedical Research Award. Previously, Yale’s participation in the program was more limited. The award provides $300,000 of direct cost support over three years for research of benefit to children. In addition, with each nominee selected to receive an award, Yale will receive a two-year Hartwell Fellowship supporting one postdoctoral fellow from an area of biomedical science that exemplifies the values of the foundation. Each fellowship provides support at $50,000 in direct costs per year. 

Anjelica Gonzalez, associate professor of biomedical engineering and faculty director of Yale’s Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, is a past recipient for her project, “Artificial Amniotic Membrane Scaffolds for Scarless Wound Healing.”

For more information about The Hartwell Foundation, visit their website.