2003 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 $177K)

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, the goal of which is to increase by 70% the number of stroke research awards given each year.  This is the third year of a four-year, $100,000 commitment.

Arthritis Foundation, New York, NY.  $20,000 to support summer student fellowships.  These fellowships help promote entry of medical and graduate students into the field of rheumatology.  This summer’s fellows attended: Columbia University, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, University of Michigan, Yeshiva University, New York University, Long Island University, St. George University, University of Miami and University of Vermont.  

Christopher Reeve Foundation, Springfield, NJ.  $9,500 to help support research that develops treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders.

Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.  $7,000 to support a Nanotechnology Fellowship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Glaucoma Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $20,000 to help support research into the prevention and cure of glaucoma.

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, New York, NY.  $500 to support the organization’s mission to find a cure for diabetes and its complications.

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Washington, DC.  $20,000 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 final year of a three-year, $105,000 commitment.

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