Charles E. Kaufman Foundation


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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

News Release

2018 Kaufman Symposium Recap

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.

News Release

$2.1 Million Awarded for Scientific Research

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.

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Four-dimensional physics in two dimensions

For the first time, physicists have built a two-dimensional experimental system that allows them to study the physical properties of materials theorized to exist only in four-dimensional space. An international team of researchers demonstrated that the behavior of particles of light can be made to match predictions about the four-dimensional version of the 'quantum Hall effect' -- a phenomenon at the root of three Nobel Prizes in physics -- in a two-dimensional array of 'waveguides.'

Science Daily