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John and Laura ArnoldArnold Foundation grant helps launch new Health Care Markets and Regulation Lab

In the midst of a transformation of health care in the United States, the Department of Health Care Policy has launched the Health Care Markets and Regulation Lab. Read more »

Carmella Kletjian, John Meara, John FreemanToward sustainable global surgery

More than 2 billion people around the world lack access to safe, affordable surgical care. Read more »

Researcher in labAccelerating early-stage research

An anonymous donor has established the Quadrangle Fund for Advancing and Seeding Translational Research (Q-FASTR) to accelerate early-stage research that has the promise and potential to lead to commercialization and, ultimately, improve people’s health. Read more »

First graduates of the Master of Medical SciencesTurning scarcity into abundance

Stephen Kahn, MD '99, has committed $2 million to advance key initiatives in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, which have strengthened global research efforts and increased access to quality care for Ebola, cholera, and mental illness. Read more »

Thomas StairStair celebrates new department with Academy professorship

In celebration of the new Department of Emergency Medicine, Thomas O. Stair, MD '75, established a $2 million charitable remainder unitrust (CRUT) to create an Academy Professorship. Read more »

Students in white coatsAlumnus epitomizes the power of planning ahead

The late John M. Tomasch, MD ’31, a successful private practice physician and investor, named Harvard Medical School as a beneficiary of $3.1 million from his estate. Read more »

Alice and Rod W. MoorheadMoorheads advance collaborative neuroscience research

$1 million gift establishes the Moorhead Collaborative Grants Fund for the Harvard Brain Science Initiative (HBSI). Read more »

W. Reid PittsAlumnus shares good fortune

W. Reid Pitts Jr., MD ’67, for years has added more than $900,000 to the existing William R. Pitts, MD ’33, and W. Reid Pitts Jr., MD ’67 Research Scholars with Intelligent Curiosity Fund. Read more »

Mel Hall Jr.Affordable health care solutions

Comprehensive Health Services, Inc. has contributed $600,000 to the HMS Department of Health Care Policy in support of its Telemedicine Research Fund and Health Care Markets and Regulation Lab. Read more »

Phyllis Gardner and Andrew PerlmanInvesting in educational infrastructure

Phyllis Gardner, MD '76, and her husband, Andrew Perlman, MD, PhD, have contributed $500,000 toward the Medical Education Building Revitalization Fund. Read more »

Christy Dosiou and Andreas E. StavropoulosGrateful alumni pay it forward

Christy Dosiou, AB ’93, MD ’97, and Andreas E. Stavropoulos, AB ’92, SM ’92, MBA ’97, are establishing a scholarship fund and providing an additional $100,000 in flexible funding to be used at the Dean’s discretion. Read more »

John MekalanosBridging the funding gap

The Morningside Foundation is working to fill the funding gaps due to decreasing federal funds and non-renewed grants  with a $250,000 gift to support the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology. Read more »

Christiana G. Bardon and Ansbert K. GadickeThe gift of freedom

Christiana G. Bardon, MD ’98, MBA ’03 and her husband, Ansbert K. Gadicke, MD, recently gave $100,000 to HMS in support of the Dean’s Discretionary Fund. Read more »

Students using a simulation modelExperiencing what it’s like to be a doctor

G.S. Beckwith “Beck” Gilbert has renewed support of the MEDscience program that allows students to participate in a semester-long, credit-bearing science class in seven high schools across four different Boston-area school districts. Read more »

Howalt FamilyType 1 diabetes: From despair to determination

After establishing the Type 1 Diabetes Fund at HMS in 2011, the Howalts are strengthening their commitment to the School with an additional $100,000. Read more »

James NelsonClass agent leads by example

As James A. Nelson, AB ’61, MD ’65, has helped established the Class of 1965 Endowed Financial Aid Fund to support student scholarship. Read more »

Gil OmennOmenn leverages the power of big data

Gilbert Omenn, MD '65, PhD, is a trailblazer in the field of biomedical informatics and his support helped establish the Department of Biomedical Informatics (DBMI). Read more »

Rose M. and Joseph F. PescePlacing a premium on education

Mary Ann Pesce Choate, AB ’77, has named a classroom in the Medical Education Building in memory of her parents. Read more »

Cornelius B. Prior Jr.Campaign coincidence leads to powerful collaboration

Cornelius B. Prior Jr., Esq., LLB ’62, has established a collaborative research fund linking innovator George Church, PhD ’84 with faculty at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. Read more »

Lynn ThomanTaking the long view

Lynn Thoman, MBA ’79, continues to give $100,000 annually to support Harvard Medical School’s future through its endowment. Read more »

Elene and Alan YeungMomentum for building revitalization

Alan C. Yeung, MD '84, recognizes that this space needs major renovations to keep pace with the next wave of curriculum reform and to stay competitive with peer institutions. Read more »

The World Is Waiting: The Campaign for Harvard Medicine

Through this campaign, we will address the greatest health care challenges of our time to help people live longer, healthier lives. Learn more »

Honor Roll of Donors

Thank you to the thousands of individuals and organizations whose gifts in fiscal year 2015 are transforming education, driving discovery, strengthening health systems, and incubating innovation and leadership to improve human health.

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