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Daniel K. LudwigLandmark $90 million gift from Ludwig Cancer Research will enable life-changing advances

This gift reflects a portion of a $540 million gift—reportedly among the largest private gifts for cancer research—divided equally among six Ludwig Centers at academic institutions throughout the U.S. Read more »


Dean Flier, Hui Ka Ya, and Elizabeth NabelEvergrande Center creates new hub for studying immunologic diseases

The new Evergrande Center for Immunologic Diseases at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) joins leading experts focused on studying the role of chronic inflammation in normal health and during disease. Read more »


Dean Flier and Ernesto BertarelliFondation Bertarelli’s $9 million gift aims to unravel complexities of the human brain

Fondation Bertarelli expands the Bertarelli Program in Translational Neuroscience and Neuroengineering at HMS and EPFL and establishes the Bertarelli Catalyst Fund for the Dean of HMS, with the goal of enabling key research opportunities at the School. Read more »


Melvin and Ellen GordonParalysis: Gordons push for better treatments, possible cure

Ellen R. Gordon, GSA ’69, and her husband, Melvin J. Gordon, AB ’41, MBA ’43, are bolstering their advocacy and commitment to advancing research in this field with a gift of $5 million to Harvard Medical School and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital through the Cele H. and William B. Rubin Family Fund. Read more »


David Reich250 genomes, 125 diverse human populations

With support from the Simons Foundation, David Reich, AB '96, PhD, professor of genetics at HMS is sampling two individuals from 125 populations across the globe to elucidate the history and natural selection of human populations and to identify important parameters in the search for disease-causing genes. Read more »


Bertrand and Mathilde ThomasAmplifying anti-aging research

The work of David Sinclair, PhD, professor of genetics and co-director of the Paul F. Glenn Laboratories for the Biological Mechanisms of Aging at Harvard Medical School, is being advanced by a gift from Mathilde and Bertrand Thomas via the Caudalie Foundation. Read more »


Bernardo SabatiniNancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation strives to unravel the mysteries of autism

The Nancy Lurie Marks Family Foundation (NLMFF) is committed to unraveling the secrets of the disease and improving the lives of people with autism with a gift of more than $500,000 to fund research by Bernardo Sabatini, BS ’91, MD ’95, PhD ’99, Takeda Professor of Neurobiology at HMS, and his lab team. Read more »


Ron Arky

Society master leads by example

In support of HMS's society structure and in an effort to perpetuate the concept of these "learning communities," Arky has established a $300,000 charitable gift annuity that will ultimately create the Marie and Ronald Arky, MD Endowed Mastership Fund for the Francis Weld Peabody Society at Harvard Medical School. Read more »


Lowell YoungAlumnus propels the power of critical thinking

Lowell Young, MD ’64, credits Harvard Medical School with helping to build a foundation for his professional success. To support the next generation of medical students as they develop their own analytic abilities and to express his gratitude for the education he received at HMS, Young established a charitable gift annuity (CGA). Read more »


Brandon MahalLifting the burden of student debt

Phyllis Gardner, MD ’76, P ’09, ’17, and her husband, Andrew Perlman, MD, PhD, P ’09, ’17, both believe that the students attending Harvard Medical School will shape the future of science and medicine. To support the next generation, the pair have given $150,000 to the scholarship fund they established in 2010. Read more »


Three students in white coatsEstate gift supports cultivation of the best doctors, researchers, and students

Florence McGuire Roe, a dedicated philanthropist and art lover, named Harvard Medical School as a beneficiary of more than $100,000 from her estate. Read more »


Daniel FedermanIconic HMS leader lends support to School priorities

Perhaps no one is more familiar with Harvard Medical School than Daniel D. Federman, AB ’49, MD ’53. His unrestricted gift of $100,000 allows Dean Flier to direct funds where they're needed most. Read more »


Students learning about human organsHitting a home run for area students

The Red Sox Foundation and John Kaneb, AB ’56, a Red Sox partner and CEO of HP Hood, have teamed up to support HMS's Project Success, which has been in operation for 20 years and offers paid, full-time, summer biomedical research internships to underserved 11th- and 12th-grade students in Boston and Cambridge who are interested in science and math. Read more »


Arthur HerbstHerbst encourages students to "ask why"

With his 55th reunion approaching, Arthur Herbst, AB ’53, MD ’59, decided that it was time to give back. By establishing the Arthur L. Herbst Endowed Research Fund with gift of $100,000 primarily from his IRA, he hopes to assist highly motivated students. Read more »


Ralph FoxWWII veteran leaves lasting legacy with unrestricted support

Ralph M. Fox graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1942, a year marked by the looming crisis of WWII. Nearly every member of that class joined the reserves of either the Army or the Navy, and Fox was no exception; he served as a U.S. Navy medical officer. Today, Fox’s legacy of service endures through a $100,000 bequest from his estate for unrestricted use by HMS. Read more »

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