Through research, events and other projects, the Foundation serves as an honest, independent broker of ideas and actions designed to achieve improved health and the competing goals of cost reduction, expanding access and improving quality. Below are initiatives we support. For a robust listing of work to date, read our 2016 summary.
Research & Policy Analysis |
- Funding emerging cancer research with the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Robert Ivkov, PhD, to explore nanoparticles and their targeting in preclinical models for the treatment of cancer.
- Supporting The Jayne Koskinas Ted Giovanis Breast Cancer Research Consortium at The Wistar Institute to fund highly synergistic, multidisciplinary research projects of three scientists dedicated to advancing breast cancer research.
- Continuing the assessment of the impact of health reform, its implementation, and related policy changes.
- Ongoing quality analysis to identify whether America’s health system can more fairly and effectively accelerate improvements in patient care.
- Fostering uses for real-world evidence that improve patient care with continued work with the Bipartisan Policy Center and support of the Observational Health Data Sciences and Informatics program (OHDSI).
- Building collaborations among cancer researchers through the development and funding of symposia covering basic and applied research.
- Educating reporters and Hill staff on breaking health issues bringing policy and newsmakers to a series of intimate briefings in partnership with the Alliance for Health Reform.
- Bringing collaboration to health research through the annual Jayne Koskinas Memorial Lecture featuring a leading cancer researcher.
- Sponsoring key conferences that highlight research and other issues important to the Foundation such as the Society for Thermal Medicine Annual Meeting.