Affiliation with Yale University
The Pierce Laboratory has maintained close ties to Yale University since the Laboratory’s founding in 1933, when C-E-A Winslow, Chair of Yale’s Department of Public Health, became the first director. These ties were formalized in 1966 with an agreement of affiliation between the Laboratory and Yale that encourages shared facilities and joint appointments. Scientists at the Laboratory now hold appointments in several departments of the university, mainly its School of Medicine, and several faculty of the university hold joint appointments in the Laboratory. While the Laboratory’s status as an independent research institute provides the framework to pursue its unique chartered goals, at the same time the affiliation with Yale affords Laboratory scientists the unsurpassed intellectual, professional, and technical resources of the University and affords the University the special expertise of the Laboratory’s internationally recognized scholars in biological, behavioral, and health sciences.