2001 Medical and Scientific Research Grants

Grants in this area are focused on diseases and other scientific research of particular interest to the Foundation.  For medical research, emphasis is on finding a cure, developing new treatments and improving the quality of life of individuals afflicted with these diseases.  Additionally, the Foundation has continued support for graduate-level physics programs helping to attract the best minds to this important, and often under-funded, research area.  (Total grants $213K)

American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA.  $25,000 to support stroke research grant awards to faculty and staff at leading research institutions.  Part of a matching challenge grant of $1M from the Bugher Foundation whose goal is to increase by 70% the number of stroke research awards given each year.  This is the first year of a four-year, $100,000 commitment.

Arthritis Foundation, New York, NY.  $20,000 to support ten summer student fellowships.  These fellowships help promote entry of medical and graduate students into the field of rheumatology.  This summer’s fellows attended: Cornell University, Hospital for Special Surgery, Columbia University, Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University School of Medicine, and New York University Occupational and Industrial Orthopaedic Center.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.  $10,000 to support an undergraduate research fellowship in nanotechnology.  This fellowship will allow undergraduate students in the Department of Physics and Astronomy to work on more independent projects rather than in a support role to graduate students and post-doctoral workers.

Glaucoma Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $30,000 to help support Dr. Rosenbaum, of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, perform research to examine the potential of using neural stem and progenitor cells to restore cells damaged by glaucoma. 

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Washington, DC.  $30,000 to support the Clinical Trials project. 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.  $35,000 to support a post-doctoral fellow performing prostate cancer research in the Department of Urology.   This is the first year of a three-year, $105,000 commitment.

Rockefeller University, New York, NY.  $10,000 to help support the investigation of Alzheimer’s disease in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Greengard.   

Stanford University, Stanford, CA.  $32,656 to support a post-doctoral fellowship in the Institute for Theoretical Physics.  The goal of the fellowship is to help build the critical mass of graduate students needed to ensure the generation of new ideas.  This is the second year of a three-year, $97,968 commitment.

University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  $20,000 to support graduate fellowship stipends in the Department of Physics.  The objective of the fellowships is to assist in recruiting and retaining the best and brightest students thereby strengthening the overall graduate program.  This is the second year of a three-year, $60,000 commitment.

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