Wilmer Eye Institute is pleased to announce that Hu Huang, Ph.D., Imran Bhutto, M.D., Ph.D., Debasish Sinha, Ph.D., and Derek Welsbie, M.D., Ph.D., are recipients of BrightFocus Foundation research grants. A total of 55 researchers in the areas of Alzheimer's Disease, glaucoma and macular degeneration received awards this year.
12 members of the Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity from Western Kentucky University are on a coast to coast bike ride called "Bike4Alz." They are raising money for the Brightfocus Foundation's Alzheimer's Disease Research Program.
Working with partners at the Broad Institute, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University and the Global CEO Initiative for Alzheimer’s Disease, DREAM and Sage Bionetworks today opened three computational Challenges, leveraging big data in cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease.
BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting research and providing public education to help eradicate brain and eye diseases, announced yesterday that it will be distributing more than $8.7 million in grants to 59 research projects in six countries, 19 states and the District of Columbia to aid in the efforts to cure Alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration and glaucoma.
There are funders that only give to old wood, long-established projects and labs and initiatives—you know, the kind that make any upstart PIs sigh dejectedly—but then there are foundations that like to give smallish “springboard”-style grants designed to get new, just-starting-out researchers off and running.