Charles E. Kaufman Foundation


News Release

$2 million awarded for scientific research at Pa. universities

Supported projects include an effort to model the impact of dark matter on the era when the first stars and galaxies formed, and an investigation into the role of genetic background on evolution

PITTSBURGH, Pa, Jan. 17, 2023 – The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation has announced $2 million in grants for innovative, interdisciplinary scientific research at Pennsylvania universities. 

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$2.1 million awarded to scientific research based at Pa. universities

Studies range from antibody function, to black holes, to how time of day influences creativity

PITTSBURGH, Pa., Jan. 19, 2021 – At a time when the need for scientific understanding of biological processes, the environment and human health is needed more than ever, The Charles E.

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Kaufman Foundation Awards $1.8 Million for Scientific Research

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of the Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded grants totaling $1.8 million in support of cutting-edge scientific research at Pennsylvania universities. Through its New Recipients focus area, the foundation awarded grants of $150,000 over two years to scientists making the transition to academia.

Philanthropy News Digest

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Five Penn State researchers awarded grants by Kaufman Foundation

The Charles E. Kaufman Foundation — a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, which works to improve the quality of life in the Pittsburgh region — has selected two projects led by Penn State researchers to receive New Initiatives grants.

Penn State News

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Phage Hunters

Graham Hatfull and his team at Pitt study phages—viruses that stalk bacteria. They didn’t expect that they would be asked to use those viruses in an unprecedented attempt to save the lives of two young patients on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Hatfull is the chair of the scientific advisory board at the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation. 

Pitt Magazine

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Phage viruses tailored in Pitt lab used to treat patient with drug-resistant infection

A cocktail of viruses developed at the University of Pittsburgh to precisely attack life-threatening bacteria resistant to antibiotics was successfully used to treat a young double-lung transplant patient in London, according to research published in a Nature Medicine paper.  The Science Education Alliance Phage Hunters Advancing Genomics, a national program administered by Graham Hatfull, the Pitt professor and chair of the scientific advisory board of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette