Wednesday - August 23, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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Drs. Mehmet Altan, Valsamo Anagnostou, and Zofia Piotrowska Receive 2017 LUNGevity Career Development Awards
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The LUNGevity Foundation issued the following news release:

LUNGevity Foundation today announced the recipients of its 2017 Career Development Awards (CDA) for lung cancer research. These coveted awards fund critical lung cancer research projects and offer the recipients world-class mentorship by LUNGevity's prestigious Scientific Advisory Board.

"LUNGevity created the CDAs to identify outstanding scientists early in their careers and encourage their continued development in the field of lung cancer research to grow a strong pipeline of dedicated lung cancer researchers," ... Show Full Article

2017 Salzburg Trilogue: Actively Managing Globalization
GUTERSLOH, Germany, Aug. 21 -- The Bertelsmann Foundation issued the following news release:

The 2017 Salzburg Trilogue, sponsored organized by the Bertelsmann Stiftung, dealt with the complex phenomena presented by globalization. The topic of the conference was "A Closer Look at Globalization - The Positive and Negative Facets of a Complex Phenomenon." The debate focused not only on international trade and manufacturing, but also on the free exchange of ideas and knowledge, the reciprocal influences of cultures and traditions, as well as international migration.

The 29 participants from 15 countries ... Show Full Article

Parkside's Ahmed Awarded Collins Fund Scholarship
SALISBURY, Md., Aug. 18 -- The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore issued the following news release:

The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) announces Ahmed M. Ahmed, a 2017 Parkside High School graduate, has received a $5,000 scholarship from the Irene Culver Collins & Louis Franklin Collins Scholarship Fund. The Collins Fund scholarship is awarded to a graduating senior from Parkside High School who has successfully completed a minimum of three advanced placement social studies courses and two additional AP courses during their enrollment. Ahmed is attending Stanford University ... Show Full Article

JDRF, IBM Collaborate to Research Risk Factors for Type 1 Diabetes in Children
NEW YORK, Aug. 18 -- JDRF, charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding type 1 diabetes research, issued the following news release:

IBM (NYSE: IBM) and JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, today announced a new collaboration to develop and apply machine learning methods to analyze years of global T1D research data and identify factors leading to the onset of T1D in children.

T1D affects approximately 1.25 million Americans, and it currently does not have a cure. This research collaboration is expected to create an entry point for T1D in the ... Show Full Article

Hogg Foundation Issues Statement on Tragedy in Charlottesville
AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 -- The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health issued the following statement:

The Hogg Foundation would like to offer condolences to all of those affected by the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend. As always whenever a disaster occurs, our hearts are with the people directly affected, their families and communities.

At the same time, we should remember that there was nothing natural or inevitable about this tragedy. It was the direct result of the growing tide of hatred and intolerance in our country, one that all humanitarian organizations, and indeed ... Show Full Article

Harrisburg Hoopla Team Presents Check to Samara
HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 18 -- The Foundation for Enhancing Communities issued the following news release:

Members of Team Has Beens, one of 14 teams to compete in Harrisburg Hoopla this past June, recently presented a check for $2,186.86 to Samara - The Center for Individual and Family Growth for general operating expenses.

"At Samara we are very excited to be the recipients of 1st prize in the Harrisburg Hoopla," said Samara Executive Director Pamela Haddad. "We will use the money to provide meals for parents and children as we work together to build strong relationships and form a healthy community." ... Show Full Article

AWF Mourns the Loss of Leading Elephant Conservationist, Wayne Lotter
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 18 -- The African Wildlife Foundation issued the following news:

The African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has learnt with great sadness about the death of renowned conservationist Wayne Lotter in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

A dedicated wildlife conservationist, Wayne was the director and co-founder of the PAMS Foundation and died doing what he loved most: protecting the African elephant. He devoted his life to Africa's wildlife, including while working as a ranger in his native South Africa and later leading the charge against poaching in Tanzania.

AWF President Kaddu Sebunya ... Show Full Article