1 in 6 people in NYC (1.4 million) rely on daily emergency food. (Source: Robin Hood Foundation)


  • Gerstner Family Donates $10 million to Mayo Clinic for Five Research and Education Initiatives
    December 28, 2018

    The grant will support five initiatives across Mayo Clinic’s Arizona, Florida and Minnesota sites, and continues a long relationship with Mayo Clinic that includes the Gerstner Family Career Development Awards in Mayo Clinic’s Center for Individualized Medicine. The grant advances research in the use of augmented human intelligence in cardiovascular care, and advances care for arthritis and spine pain using regenerative medicine and data analytics. Also, the grant provides specialized education opportunities for nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

    Read more at mayoclinic.org
  • Chaminade Opens Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center
    December 28, 2018

    After nearly four years of waiting, Chaminade opened the doors to the Dolan Family Science, Technology, and Research Center. More than 2,500 alumni, parents, parents of alumni, and friends contributed to a $23 million fundraising campaign. Former IBM CEO Lou Gerstner '59 offered a $1 million challenge grant and an anonymous donor pledged an additional $450,000 match to the same amount raised beyond it.

    Read more at chaminade-hs.org
  • Regenerative Medicine Facilities and Expertise in Florida
    December 28, 2018

    The Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites has seen 1,000 patients since opening on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus almost two years ago. The model, which integrates patient care with laboratory functions, is enabling the development and use of regenerative medicine products. In the video below, Shane Shapiro, M.D., program director for the Regenerative Medicine Therapeutic Suites and assistant professor of orthopedic surgery, discusses the results of his randomized controlled trial of bone marrow aspiration and concentration for knee osteoarthritis.

    See video at mayoclinic.org
  • How Genomics Discovery is Transforming Individualized Care and the Path Forward
    December 28, 2018

    Mining information deeper than genomics, understanding factors linked to disease, analyzing big data, and addressing the challenges of bringing all this information together to advance patient care – these were some of the themes featured at the Individualizing Medicine Conference: Advancing Care through Genomics held in Rochester, Minnesota, Sept. 12-13, and sponsored by the Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine.

    Read more at mayoclinic.org
  • Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program at Columbia University
    July 25, 2018

    The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Scholars Program celebrated its 10th anniversary on June 20th at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). To date, 44 promising young physicians have been awarded over $7 million to promote the next generation of physician-scientists in medicine and research. Each scholar receives two years of early-stage funding that is essential to generate sufficient data to apply for larger government grants. This investment by the Foundation has been leveraged to secure nearly $100 million in additional funding from the NIH. Gerstner Scholars’ research interests are broad and include cardiovascular disease, respiratory illness, substance abuse disorders, and pre-term labor to name a few. The ultimate goal of each award is to bridge the gap between scientific research in the lab to new therapies for patients. For more details on the Gerstner Scholars Program and its awardees, please see the attached report.

    Gerstner Scholars Program Report