publication date: Nov. 9, 2018

In Brief

Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation gives $6 million to Moffitt

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation recently made a $6 million gift to Moffitt Cancer Center. The building formerly known as the Moffitt McKinley Outpatient Center has been renamed the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Outpatient Center in the foundation’s honor. The naming ceremony took place Oct. 25 with Richard “Dick” Schulze in attendance.

The gift will fund the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cutaneous Oncology.

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation was started by Richard M. “Dick” Schulze, the founder and chairman emeritus of Best Buy. Dick and his wife, Maureen both lost their first spouses to mesothelioma.


Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group announces Allen Distinguished Investigators

Allen Distinguished Investigator awards, established by the philanthropist Paul G. Allen, who died Oct. 15, went to 10 investigators from several different research organizations in a variety of therapeutic areas.

Each award confers $1.5 million in research support over the course of three years, for a total of $13.5 million in funding. The awards program is administered by in the Paul G. Allen Frontiers Group, a division of the Allen Institute.

The Allen Distinguished Investigator program began in 2010 to fund early-stage research that is less likely to receive support from traditional funding sources, but which has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of biology. With the 2018 awards, there are a total of 69 Allen Distinguished Investigators appointed since 2010.

2018 Allen Distinguished Investigators are:

Chenghua Gu
Harvard Medical School
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