Giving to Laboratory Medicine

Yale's Laboratory Medicine team has been at the forefront of advancing laboratory-based clinical care since the beginning of the modern era of medical laboratory science in the 1920's and 30's. Our physicians and scientists have broken new ground in understanding the basic cause of many diseases and translating this into new diagnostic tests and into new cellular-based therapies. We are especially interested in making "personalized medicine" a reality – devising tests that make it easier to pick the right drug and the right dose for the right patient rather than using the same drug at the same dose for everyone. We have the same goal when it comes to therapy – devising "personalized" cellular therapy for diseases like cancer. In order to further advance this research and to support our educational mission in training the next generation of these "clinician-scientists", we ask our friends to help support us through their generous donations.

These activities to "push the envelope" are not funded by clinical care reimbursements. Donations to our "Research & Education Fund" go to support many ongoing efforts in these areas and are critical to funding innovative "pilot projects" and other activities that may eventually lead to further funding by large national organizations. In this way, your donation is leveraged for the future. For those who may be interested in larger giving and named opportunities, there are several other possibilities such as endowing a Lecture Series, a Professorship or Fellowship, or a Center of Excellence in Cellular Therapy or in Personalized Medicine.

To make an online donation:

  • Click:  Give Online
  • Select "New Gift" under "Gift type" 
  • Select "School of Medicine" under "I would like to Support"
  • Under "Area of Support" click "Other" at bottom of the list
  • Then type “Laboratory Medicine” into the box marked “Other Designation.”

If you have any questions or would like more information on giving opportunities and how they can benefit Yale Laboratory Medicine, please contact either Mr. Richard Galiette, Area Director, Office of Development, Yale University School of Medicine at 203-436-8529 or, or contact us directly at


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Our faculty have developed methodologies for many different clinical tests with the aim of obtaining critical health information without requiring major invasive procedures.

Clinical and Translational Research

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Translational research is defined as research that takes observations from basic medical research and translates that into direct patient care.


Microbiology - 728 - Microscope Party

In addition to our clinical and research work, the Department also has a major educational mission, training the next generation of physicians and clinical laboratory scientists. Yale has been particularly active in this regard, holding one of the few NIH-sponsored training programs specifically in the field and proposing curricula along with our colleagues across the country, to optimize training.

Basic Research

Basic Research

Ann Haberman, Ph.D. studies how a patient's immune response provides defense against infections and tumors. She uses in vivo microscopy to observe how the immune cells travel throughout the lymph node. This is a video of the cell's migrating in the lymph node.