A Funder's Latest Big Push To Harness Patient Data for Breakthroughs

Want to score breakthroughs toward curing some dread disease? Amass a vast trove of patient data and study it in new ways. And get big-spending funders like Helmsley Charitable Trust to foot the bill.
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Helmsley Takes IBD Research Across the Pond

Backing a new European consortium is one more example of how Helmsley pushes collaboration, which it sees as a key to breakthroughs. That's especially true in genomic medicine, which is the focus of this effort.
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Is Collaboration the Key to Success? The Adelsons Sure Think So.

Today's medical research world too often pits scientist against each other and prevents collaboration that could speed up breakthroughs. That's why Miriam and Sheldon Adelson have sunk tens of millions of dollars into a very different model.
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How the Broad Foundation is Getting a Big Bang for its IBD Buck

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has provided UCLA more than $600,000 in inflammatory bowel disease research grants, and nearly $6 million in institutional support since 2003. Now, it’s stepping up its support in a big way.
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Here's Why the Helmsley Charitable Trust Spends Big on IBD

Though the Helmsley Charitable Trust is a relatively new player in the philanthropy game, it hasn’t wasted any time ratcheting up the dollars it ladles out to grantees. Last year, HCT dispensed $136 million in disease-related grants, and the bulk of that money went to fund IBD research.
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Why IBD Is Underfunded, and What the Broad Foundation Is Doing About It

Awarding around $3.5 million annually specifically towards inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research, the Broad Medical Research Program frequently provides young, innovative scientists with the funding they need to continue their research. They’re all about the innovative young scientists whose nascent initiatives stand to benefit the most from a shot in the arm of money.
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Check Out the International Recipients of BMRP Funding

The Broad Medical Research Program, which gives away about $3.5 million annually to fund inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) research, is all about funding “startup” research into IBD. For that reason, the BMRP encourages researchers from outside the U.S. to apply for consideration.
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Meet Helmsley Charitable Trust's New Program Directors

The Helmsley Charitable Trust, which has quickly become a major player in health and medical research grants, has brought on two new program directors to head its Type 1 Diabetes research and Digestive Diseases research areas.
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