Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Announces First Grants To Fund 47 Researchers
The Guardian: Ambitious Chan Zuckerberg Initiative to combat disease is about to be tested
“Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s ambitious $3bn aim to ‘cure, prevent, and manage’ all disease in one generation is about to take shape in a $600m ‘Biohub’ in Silicon Valley. The project’s conceit, that encouraging audacious science will usher in a ‘new era of accelerated progress in science and health,’ is about to be tested. The first 47 researchers to receive grants, announced Wednesday, have a head-spinning diversity of specialties — from fields as far-flung as big data computer science to the biochemistry and nutrition of wheat…” (Glenza, 2/8).
Nature: ‘Riskiest ideas’ win $50 million from Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
“…Forty-seven investigators will receive up to US$1.5 million each in the next five years from the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, a partnership between the couple’s Chan Zuckerberg Initiative and three universities: Stanford, the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of California, San Francisco. Together, the biohub grants announced on 8 February total more than $50 million…” (Maxmen, 2/8).
ScienceInsider: Chan Zuckerberg Biohub funds first crop of 47 investigators
“…Biohub co-president and UCSF infectious disease specialist Joe DeRisi says the goal is not to supplement what researchers are already doing, but to allow them to explore ‘blue-sky’ areas. Although some awards went to already-well-funded faculty, many winners are young scientists striving to get grants, he says…” (Kaiser, 2/8).
The KFF Daily Global Health Policy Report summarized news and information on global health policy from hundreds of sources, from May 2009 through December 2020. All summaries are archived and available via search.