UMass Medical School Sidekicks get support from Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation
The UMass Medical School (UMMS) Sidekicks program, which helps medical students to build relationships with pediatric patients that prepare them to become better, more empathic physicians, received a $10,000 grant in October 2013 from the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Read more (includes video).
Lawrence’s Down syndrome research gets boost from Hood Foundation
Jeanne B. Lawrence, PhD, professor and interim chair of cell and developmental biology, has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Charles H. Hood Foundation to investigate the use of chromosomal therapy as a means of inactivating the extra copy of chromosome 21 responsible for disease pathologies in mouse models of Down syndrome, also known as trisomy 21. Dr. Lawrence was one of two scientists chosen to receive the foundation’s first Major Grant Initiative to Advance Child Health. Read more.
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