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Education

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative names Sandra Liu Huang Head of Education

Dec 18, 2018 - At the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, we’re focused on building a new kind of philanthropy that leverages technology to be part of the solution for some of the world’s toughest challenges – from preventing and eradicating disease, to reforming the criminal justice system, to supporting  teachers in their efforts to improve learning experiences...

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News

David Lee Named Chief Investment Officer for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Dec 14, 2018 - The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) has announced that David Lee will join the philanthropic organization early next year as its first Chief Investment Officer. Lee comes to CZI from the Princeton University Investment Company, where he served as a Managing Director and supported the growth and management of the university’s endowment portfolio....

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Justice & Opportunity

Inspiring Young Leaders to Tackle Housing Affordability

Dec 6, 2018 - “Being able to finish high school, attend college, almost graduate college — all of this is possible because I had a place to go home to every night. It really does start with a home, and everybody deserves that chance to have a place where, at the end of the day, they can go and feel safe.” — Diego Castro, 22, intern at Eden Housing in...

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Science

CZI Announces Support for Open-Source Software Efforts to Improve Biomedical Imaging

Dec 6, 2018 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced funding for open-source software efforts to improve image analysis and visualization in biomedicine. Microscopy — critical to modern cell biology — generates large volumes of complex data that pose significant challenges for analysis and visualization. The funding will support developers...

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Science

CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and... CZI Awards Over $51 Million to Fight Neurodegenerative Disorders, Including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Dec 5, 2018 - Redwood City —Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $51.95 million in funding and its selection of 17 early career investigators and nine collaborative science teams to launch the CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network. This new network brings together experimental scientists from diverse research fields — neuroscience, cell...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s... Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Co-President Dr. Joseph DeRisi Talks IDseq, Virus Hunting on Adam Savage’s Podcast

Dec 4, 2018 - Chan Zuckerberg Biohub co-president, Dr. Joseph DeRisi, joined MythBuster Adam Savage to discuss his career as a virus hunter and the launch of IDSeq, an open-source, cloud-based analysis platform that uses metagenomic sequencing data to detect and respond to infectious disease outbreaks around the world. DeRisi, a professor of biochemistry and...

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