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Prebys Foundation Announces $7 Million “Prebys Research Heroes” Program to Improve Medical Research through Diversity

The Science Philanthropy Alliance congratulates the Prebys Foundation on its long-standing commitment to San Diegans. The creation and implementation of its Research Heroes Award Program illustrates the significant impact an organization can make in addressing the needs of underrepresented groups.   These medical researchers are exemplary models of scientific research, mentorship, and leadership, and we applaud…

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Is Data the Cure for Advancing Scientific Discovery? How Philanthropic Investment in Open Data Platforms Can Advance Science

By Bishakha Mona In this first part of a two-part article, the Alliance looks at a powerful new funding opportunity—open data platforms. We examine the potential and pitfalls of investing in these platforms and how they might influence finding cures at a faster pace.   Open data has long been a wilderness which many are…

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Harlow Shapley:  From a Brilliant Man Dedicated to Science to a Brilliant Scientist Devoted to Man 

By Deborah Shapley, Editor and PI, Harlow Shapley Project    Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) was a giant of twentieth century astronomy. In 1918 he proved that our Milky Way galaxy was watch-shaped with a dense center in Sagittarius and our solar system near the edge. His displacement of Copernicus’ heliocentric universe was the foremost of many contributions…

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The Science Philanthropy Alliance Congratulates The Brinson Foundation on the Launch of The Brinson Exploration Hub at Caltech

For Immediate Release Contact: Rose-Marie Brandwein 917-923-8105New York, New York – The Science Philanthropy Alliance extends its congratulations to The Brinson Foundation on their generous donation of $100 million to Caltech to seed the Brinson Exploration Hub. The Brinson Exploration Hub will convene scientists and engineers from Caltech’s campus and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which…

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Emily Bolton Joins the Science Philanthropy Alliance as Chief Operating Officer

For Immediate Release Contact: Rose-Marie Brandwein 917-923-8105New York, New York – The Science Philanthropy Alliance (Alliance) is pleased to announce that Emily Bolton has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief of Staff (COS) effective March 4th. Bolton comes to the Alliance after most recently serving as Executive Vice President of the Volcker Alliance, a…

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