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.

The Board will award health and medicine grants at their April 2017 meeting. These grants will be paid in 2017 and succeeding years to programs in the Health & Medicine focus area.

Some spring 2017 board-approved health and medicine grants ...

 (coming soon)

 

Dick Schulze