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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Helmsley Backs Effort to Improve Rural Care for Type 1 Diabetes

You don't want to live in a rural area and have type 1 diabetes. Why? Because the specialists who can help you survive mostly live in cities. The Helmsley Charitable Trust wants to change these grim odds by teaching primary care clinicians and community health workers how to deal with type 1 diabetes.
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How Will Gordon Gund's $50 Million Blindness Pledge Affect His Other Giving?

Last week, the Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation pledged an ambitious $50 million matching gift to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. But what does this big commitment mean for Gund's other philanthropic interests: the arts, the environment, the autism?
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Medtronic's Big Push to Improve Access to Care for Non-Communicable Diseases

Medtronic's big initiative, HealthRise, will operate at the busy intersection where Disease rubs shoulders with Public Health to recruit and train frontline health workers in underserved communities.
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Cancer Philanthropy, Wall Street-Style

This ain’t your father’s cancer philanthropy. This ain’t some namby-pamby Race for the Cure-style charity outfit. This is cancer philanthropy, Wall Street-style. The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is less than eight months old, and already making bold grants.
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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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It's Personal: Why This Real Estate Mogul Is Funding Disease Research

Conrad Prebys, grew up blue collar in South Bend, Indiana, saw his brother get polio, and suffered through a whole year of being bedridden when he succumbed to a heart infection. Now, Prebys is giving $25 million to the Salk Institute.
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