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Justice & Opportunity

STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s... STAT: Striking Down DACA Would Eliminate Thousands of Health Care Workers, Thwarting America’s Pandemic Response

May 4, 2020 - This piece was published in STAT on May 1, 2020. The health care community has a responsibility to anticipate worst-case scenarios and develop response plans for epidemics that may be years or decades away. It should model how outbreaks might cause shortages in medical supplies and devise protocols to compensate for them. It should plan for what...

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Science

Fast Company: Why Patients Have Begun to Lead the Way in the Fight Against Rare Diseases

Mar 5, 2020 - This piece was published in Fast Company on February 26, 2020. Several years ago, I was working in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy where I had the privilege of helping lead the effort to develop President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative—an effort that aimed to catalyze a new era of medicine where patients receive...

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Education

Fast Company: How Technology Can Amplify Great Teaching

Feb 11, 2020 - This piece was published in Fast Company on December 18, 2019. Great teachers have always used all the tools available to them to better understand where a student is at and how to push them forward in their learning. In today’s busy classrooms, technology has the potential to be another powerful resource in a teacher’s toolbox to help them...

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Science

Supporting State Science and Technology Policy Fellows

Jan 31, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $448,550 in funding to support science and technology policy fellowships in Idaho, Missouri, and Virginia to connect scientists with policymakers and support the use of scientific evidence in decision making. These grants will enable the launch of fellowships similar to those pioneered by the...

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Science

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $5 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

Nov 14, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $5 million in funding to support open source software projects that are essential to biomedical research. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, these grants will support software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement for over 40 critical open...

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Science

Expanding Computational Skills in Science to Support Research

Nov 6, 2019 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation announced $1.65 million and $1 million for a joint $2.65 million for The Carpentries, an organization that teaches researchers computational skills through a scalable and community-centered model. The $1.65 million in funding from CZI will support The...

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