2008 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 collegiate and graduate-level physics programs, helping to attract the best minds to this important and often under-funded research area.  (Total grants $140,000)

American Heart Association, Los Angeles, CA.  $20,000 to support a post doctoral research fellowship.

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.    

Christopher Reeve Foundation, Springfield, NJ.  $20,000 to support research costs for a CRF International Research Consortium stem-cell scientist and their laboratory.  

Glaucoma Research Foundation, San Francisco, CA.  $10,000 to help support the Catalyst For a Cure initiative.

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

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.  $20,000 to support a graduate fellowship at the Institute for Theoretical Physics. 

University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  $20,000 to support graduate fellowship stipends in the Department of Physics with an emphasis on physics education (K-20). 

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