Medical Research

Jan 2, 2018

Gaining Traction with Citizen Science

By creating a culture that emphasizes the needs of individual patients, LymeDisease.org's MyLymeData has grown to become the largest operational research study on Lyme Disease and in the top five percent of patient registries in America.

Jan 2, 2018

A Nonprofit’s Role in Medical Research

In today’s environment of uncertain federal funding, medical research foundations must be flexible and creative in finding ways to allow unseen volunteers and donors not only to save and change lives, but experience the joy of it all. 

Jan 2, 2018

The Elephant in the Pink Room

Patient leadership is at the core of METAvivor’s model, focusing on the ways that a funding entity can serve as an advocate and can involve the patient at every step of the process.

Jan 2, 2018

Successfully Merging Two Legacy Organizations Requires the Right Vision and Strategy

Since their merger of the National Parkinson Foundation and the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, the newly-formed Parkinson's Foundation has seen an increased impact in their ability to carry out their mission.

Jan 2, 2018

Helping a Cure Become Reality

For over 22 years, The Children’s Medical Research Foundation, Inc. has been raising awareness and funding to find a cure for Sanfilippo B Syndrome.

Jan 2, 2018

The Key to Fighting the World’s Deadliest Cancer

You can accomplish more together than you can alone. The Lung Cancer Research Foundation and Free to Breathe have already accomplished so much. By merging, they will be able to accomplish so much more.

Jan 2, 2018

Giving Medical Researchers Unprecedented Freedom Yields Groundbreaking Results

Please enjoy this feature from our archives published November 2015. Sometimes the greatest scientific innovations aren’t the result of a new finding in a lab, but rather, the very way the research itself is directed – or not directed. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s goal is to support “people, not projects,” and it has yielded some dramatic results.

Nov 2, 2015

Finding a Cure through Interpersonal Relationships

Supporting nurses and other caregivers, volunteers, and aids do more than just care for patients. They create connections that are crucial to caring for the sick and their families. Josh's Fund recognizes the dedication and passion these practitioners have and gives to them so that they may further their educational and professional goals.

Nov 2, 2015

Smart Money in Science Philanthropy

Researchers should have the long-term security and freedom to ask big questions and take the time to find the right answers that can transform lives. Ludwig Cancer Research provides steady, long-term funding to researchers—investing in talent, and patiently giving it time to find expression.

Nov 2, 2015

A Legacy of Pennies and Dimes

Through small initiative fundraising and personal connections with doctors, researchers, staff, and patients, the Women's League for Medical Research at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia has made profound and lasting changes in the cardiovascular medical community.