Cleveland Foundation Announces $8.8 Million in Third-Quarter Grants

The Cleveland Foundation has announced third-quarter grants totaling $8.8 million, including $1.5 million to the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine for medical research initiatives, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

The university will use the grant to hire leading researchers and purchase equipment — including a cryo-electron microscope, which is used by scientists to examine cell interiors — for its Cleveland Center for Membrane and Structural Biology. According to Dr. Pamela Davis, CWRU vice president of medical affairs and dean of the medical school, the research is expected to lead to more efficient treatments for a variety of disorders, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, blindness, and infections.

Other recipients include the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, which was awarded $750,000 to establish a chair in preventive cardiology named after Leonard Krieger; the Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), which will receive $400,000 for its efforts to expand small and mid-size manufacturing businesses; and the ASPIRA Association, which was awarded $216,530 to partner with Esperanza, Inc. to help boost the retention, achievement, and advancement of Latino students.

Margaret Bernstein. "Cleveland Foundation Awards $8.8 Million in Grants; Medical Research Gets Biggest Chunk." Cleveland Plain Dealer 09/27/2011.