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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.
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.
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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.
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Funded research ranges from “Dancing of the Stars” to “Eavesdropping on Ants”
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.
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.
On Oct. 26-27, 2018, the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation symposium was held, bringing researchers together who received a grant from the organization (2015-2017) to present their innovative, interdisciplinary initiatives in biology, chemistry and physics.
PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 30, 2018 – To stimulate innovative collaboration among young scientific researchers and later-career investigators, The Board of the Charles E. Kaufman Foundation, a supporting organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, has awarded 10 scientific research grants totaling $1.9 million.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Chemistry have successfully expanded the genetic code of zebrafish embryos, and that expansion could help answer questions about human development and birth defects.