Health & Medicine
We support health-related investments with insight from our Scientific Advisers.
The RMSFF has a history of making major investments in projects with the potential to reduce human suffering through advances to medical science. At one time those investments were disease specific (Cancer and Type 1 Diabetes) and ranged from basic scientific research to capital investments in facilities dedicated to the treatment of critically ill patients and care for their families. In the current phase of the Foundation’s life, the family and the Foundation board have become interested in the great potential demonstrated by regenerative medicine and stem cell research. The Foundation, however, is not open to biomedical research LOIs or proposals through its website and we would never fund research that used fetal stem cells. Research proposals are considered by invitation only and are referred to the Foundation’s board of Scientific Advisers for evaluation and recommendations to the board of trustees.
The family and board are focused on clinical ideas or observations that have the potential for significant impact in the improvement of treatment protocols within a three to five year time frame.
Awards approved at the RMSFF spring 2017 board of trustees meeting included 20 grants totaling over $2.5 million in the Health & Medicine focus area. These grants will be paid in 2017 and succeeding years.
Health & Medicine Directions
Personally impacted by cancer and Type 1 diabetes, the Schulze family understands the challenges that families endure while battling a life-limiting disease. Our founder knows the unthinkable can happen and cause hindering family crises on paths to successful futures.
We provide continued & selective support of
- Health-related support efforts that work to alleviate human suffering and improve lives;
- Stem cell research; and
- Medical research proposals by invitation only.