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Our Grantees

Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs.  The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.

The Summer Program for Under-Represented Students

Theme: Career Development in Health Professions Education

Institution: Columbia University

Grant Type: President’s Grant

Award Amount: $20,000

Grant Awarded: April 2009

This award is to support a summer program (SPURS) that provides an intense research experience to underrepresented undergraduate students and gives them meaningful training in biomedical research. This program enhances the likelihood that each student will achieve a career in biomedical research and/or medicine by pursuing an advanced degree.