News

June 2021

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Improving outcomes for children with leukemia

The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University are pooling their expertise and resources to develop targeted, personalized treatments for children with leukemia. The disease is usually successfully treated with chemotherapy, but about 20 percent of patients subsequently relapse. Many of these children do not survive. Some […]

June 2021

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Harnessing the potential of bioinformatics

Bioinformatics involves developing algorithms and computer software to record and analyze biological data. This young field holds enormous potential for introducing an era of personalized medicine to treat diseases from cancer and diabetes to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. To advance this goal, Tel Aviv University (TAU) and UC Berkeley (UCB) are conducting collaborative research to develop […]

June 2021

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Hunting for predictors of neurodegenerative diseases

Tel Aviv University (TAU) and Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Biomedical Data Science are collaborating to identify biomarkers in the earliest stages of four neurodegenerative diseases that have thus far proven basically unstoppable: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, and Huntington’s. The prevalence of these devastating diseases continues to increase, and research to date seems to […]

June 2021

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Preparing for widespread trauma and emergencies

The Rambam Health Care Campus (Rambam), located in Haifa on the Mediterranean coast, is collaborating with Stanford University’s Department of Biomedical Data Science on a broad range of projects. These collaborations have rich potential for advances both in digital health and in big data analysis. Rambam brings first-hand experience through its Center for Trauma, Emergency […]

June 2021

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US-Israel Partnerships: Accelerating medical innovation

One way to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship is by developing new approaches—learning with and from each other—to solving some of the world’s toughest health challenges. San Francisco Bay Area universities are drawing on their traditions of distinguished scholarship to forge the cutting edge of data science and analysis. Israeli scientists have relatively quickly garnered international […]

March 2021

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Koret Scholarships: Increasing college persistence and success

The Bay Area is home to an impressive concentration of colleges and universities. It is also demographically diverse, home to many students who ardently hope to be the first in their families to earn a college degree. For some first-generation college students, acceptance to a school and the means to cover tuition are merely the […]

October 2020

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Cross-disciplinary research:
Stanford University

At Stanford University, the Koret Foundation is supporting programs that connect students and faculty across disciplines to advance knowledge and research, encourage collaborations among American and Israeli researchers, and strengthen the campus community. Koret funding is also supporting two new grant programs within Stanford’s School of Medicine. “Early career faculty development” grants provide flexible funding […]

October 2020

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Recruiting & retaining talent:
UC San Francisco

Given the high cost of living in the Bay Area and the increasingly competitive culture of academic recruiting, discretionary funding can play a significant part in increasing institutions’ ability to recruit and retain the highest caliber faculty. At UC San Francisco (UCSF), Koret has renewed support for the Chancellor’s Fund, which has already allowed the […]

October 2020

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Promoting diversity in STEM careers:
San Jose State University

Nationwide, women and minorities are still vastly underrepresented in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) workforce, despite efforts to increase diversity. Access to these fields is limited by a number of factors, including internal and external biases or stereotypes, a lack of exposure to STEM topics, and a shortage of high-profile racial and ethnic […]

October 2020

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Preparing students for careers:
UC Davis

Career preparation involves much more than simply completing coursework. In today’s world, hands-on experience and meaningful internships are increasingly important. First-generation college attendees and low-income students are often at a disadvantage in this regard—they tend to have less access to applicable work experience or to networks and connections that could strengthen their career launch. UC […]