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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HELP WANTED: HHMI Now Hiring 25 Brilliant Biomedical Researchers

Howard Hughes Medical Institute is asking the brightest minds in biomedical research to apply for a job. Researchers interested in the coveted HHMI Investigator openings should polish up their resumes and start calling references now—competition for a chunk of $150 million in funding is tough as nails, and that deadline will sneak right up on you.

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$540M for Cancer Research: Where it Came From and Where it’s Going

The latest $540 million gift from one billionaire’s estate has brought the trust’s total philanthropy for cancer research to $2.5 billion. One of the largest single contributions to fighting the disease, funds will yield flexible, ongoing support for six of the nation’s top research universities—each with its own focus for preventing and treating cancer—at a time when many are struggling to maintain their funding.

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Minivan Mogul is Recruiting for a Very Personal War on Diabetes

Lee Iacocca’s legacy will mostly likely ride on the Dodge Caravan, the Mustang, the K-Car, or maybe even the Ford Pinto. But in his later years, Iacocca has dedicated himself to a far more personal and weighty cause—a cure for type 1 diabetes. His foundation just put out its latest call for new research proposals.

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