The Yale University School of Medicine is one of the nations pre-eminent sources of biomedical and behavioral research and technology development. The School is intimately associated with Yale-New Haven Hospital and much of its clinical activity takes place in that institution. The School of Medicine consists of 27 research intensive departments and sections in both the clinical and basic sciences. Research activities at the School are comprehensive and include special needed strengths in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology and the Neurological Sciences. Such programs as the Comprehensive Cancer Center, Neural Transplantation in Parkinsons Disease, Structure and Function of HIV Proteins, Center for the Study of Learning and Attention Disorders, and DNA repair, Recombination and Mutagenesis Program, illustrate the wide-ranging nature of active research. Efforts are made to transfer new technologies to the for-profit sector as they are developed and identified.