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WEBINAR: COVID-19 Response: The Need for New Approaches and New Voices; Rita Allen Foundation Civic Science Webinar

The Rita Allen Foundation is hosting the "COVID-19 Response: The Need for New Approaches and New Voices" webinar this Friday, March 27, 2020, at 12:00 PM EST.You can register for the webinar here.Please read the details about the webinar from the Rita Allen Foundation below:We find ourselves in the midst of what could become the worst…

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How Philanthropists are Tackling COVID-19 [via Barron’s Penta]

The Open Philanthropy Project granted US$17.5 million last year to Sherlock Biosciences, a startup firm in Cambridge, Mass., that’s developing quick, inexpensive tools for diagnosing viruses...That donors are stepping up to give to scientific research as well as to human services on the front lines of the virus is evident to Valerie Conn, president of…

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Group run by former Google CEO to hold meeting with VCs, philanthropists about ways to fight coronavirus [via CNBC]

A group founded by the former CEO and executive chairman of Google is huddling with venture capitalists to discuss how they can quickly use their resources to help fight the coronavirus...Eric Braverman, CEO of Schmidt Futures, will lead the call along with and Kumar Garg, head of partnerships at Schmidt Futures, according to people with…

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COVID-19 data hub, the White House issues a ‘call to action’ for AI researchers [via Tech Crunch]

In a briefing on Monday, research leaders across tech, academia and the government joined the White House to announce an open data set full of scientific literature on the novel coronavirus. The COVID-19 Open Research Dataset, known as CORD-19, will also add relevant new research moving forward, compiling it into one centralized hub. The new…

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HHMI Opens New Program for Medically Trained Scientists [via HHMI]

A new $120 million research program aims to tap scientists’ knowledge of the human body.Today, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) unveiled the Medically Trained Scientists Program (MTS), an initiative to support scientists who have a background in medicine. The 2021 program will offer as many as eight years of support for up to 10…

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