2004 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 $189.5K)

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 final 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, California School of Professional Psychology, Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, New York University School of Medicine, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Howard University College of Medicine.

Christopher Reeve Foundation, Springfield, NJ.  $10,000 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.  $9,500 to support a Nanotechnology Fellowship in the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

Glaucoma Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $25,000 to help support Phase II of the Catalyst For a Cure initiative.

National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, Washington, DC.  $20,000 to support the Clinical Trials project. 

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA.  $25,000 to support a post-doctoral fellow performing prostate cancer research in the Department of Urology.

Rockefeller University, New York, NY.  $15,000 to help support the investigation of Alzheimer’s disease in the laboratory of Dr. Paul Greengard.   

Stanford University, Stanford, CA.  $20,000 to support a post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics. 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  $20,000 to support graduate fellowship stipends in the Department of Physics.

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