Weill Cornell Medical College is one of the top medical schools in the country, and in part, it has the Starr Foundation to thank for keeping it on top. The Starr Foundation, which focuses much of its grantmaking on medicine and healthcare, recently awarded several high dollar grants for program development and building renovation at the medical school. Starr awarded $55 million to Weill for cancer research, $50 million to develop its stem cell initiative program, $10 million to build a new research facility, and $900,000 for basic science research.
The state of New York spends an estimated $12.9 billion each year on diabetes-related costs. Little by little, the New York State Health Foundation is trying to chip away at that staggering figure. As part of the foundation's "Meeting the Mark: Achieving Excellence in Diabetes Care" project, it recently awarded $97,500 to the Institute of Family Health.