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Yale University and CARDET Sign an MOU

The Yale School of Public Health and CARDET have recently signed an agreement for collaboration in the areas of research, education, and development. In a simple ceremony held at Yale, the Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, Dr. Paul Cleary and Dr. Charalambos Vrasidas, Executive Director at CARDET, signed the agreement and discussed ways for concrete steps to take for moving things forward. Dean Cleary stated that this is a great initiative and that Yale University is looking forward to exploring the possibilities that such a collaboration might bring.

“Having the opportunity to formalize a collaboration between our center and one of the best universities in the world, is a true honor. We understand that this collaboration comes with a lot of opportunities, but also responsibilities. We are committed to do everything on our end to lead this collaboration to a very successful path,” said Dr. Vrasidas. “We are confident that hard work, good will, and commitment will lead this collaboration to flourish to the advantage of both organizations.”

Several meetings were held with faculty members from various schools and departments, including the team from the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, during which several ideas emerged for furthering the collaboration.

This agreement capitalizes on the hard and good work that CARDET has been doing globally and in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The two organizations already collaborate in offering the Open Education Series under the title:  “Designing, Funding, and Executing Responsible Research”. This series brings together global expertise in designing, executing, analyzing, and reporting responsible research. Social relevance and potential impact are key challenges faced in all fields of study. The signed agreement provides the framework for engaging in more projects of mutual interest.