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The Hartwell Foundation again selects Case Western Reserve University as one of nation’s Top 10 Centers for Biomedical Research

The Hartwell Foundation, a Memphis-based philanthropic institution that funds innovative biomedical research to benefit children of the United States, has again selected Case Western Reserve University among its 2024 Top 10 Centers of Biomedical Research.

The other 2024 Hartwell Top 10 Research Centers are: Cornell University, Duke University, Johns Hopkins University, University of California, Davis, University of California, San Diego, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, University of Wisconsin-Madison and Yale University.

Each Top 10 Center may nominate up to three individuals for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

Case Western Reserve has been selected each year since 2016.

Institutions participating in The Hartwell process agree to nominate their best researchers based on an open and competitive application process. From all proposals submitted by participating institutions, The Hartwell Foundation will choose at least 10 individuals to receive an award, which provides research support for three years at $100,000 in direct costs per year.

“We are honored to again be designated a top 10 research institution by The Hartwell Foundation,” said Lynn Singer, Distinguished University Professor and liaison to The Hartwell Foundation. “Our efforts to conquer pediatric diseases have been greatly enhanced through their Individual Biomedical Research Award Program.” 

In addition, by participating in the 2024 competition, Case Western Reserve will be positioned to qualify for a Hartwell postdoctoral fellowship. For each CWRU nominee selected for a 2024 Individual Biomedical Research Award, the university will receive funding for one postdoctoral candidate of its choice in biomedical science that exemplifies the values of The Hartwell Foundation.

The Hartwell Fellowships offer support for two years at $50,000 direct cost per year to support scientists in the early stage of their research career by allowing them to pursue further specialized training as part of their professional development.

In selecting each research center of excellence, The Hartwell Foundation considers the shared values the institution has with the Foundation relating to children’s health, the presence of an associated medical school and biomedical engineering program and the quality and scope of ongoing biomedical research.

The Foundation also considers the institutional commitment to support collaboration, provide encouragement, and extend technical support to the investigator, especially as related to translational approaches and technology transfer that could promote rapid clinical application of research results. An institution’s selection for participation in any given year does not guarantee selection in a subsequent year.

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