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Science

CZI Launches New Effort to Support Technology Development in Imaging

Jul 9, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced a new effort to support innovations in imaging technology that could be transformative for medical applications and for understanding life at the cellular level. The Frontiers of Imaging initiative, part of CZI’s broader Imaging program, aims to advance deep tissue imaging approaches for...

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Science

Inside Philanthropy: Why Chan Zuckerberg is Devoting Millions to Open Source Software for Scientists

Jul 2, 2020 - This piece was published in Inside Philanthropy on June 24, 2020. To an important degree, scientific research advances as a direct result of the tools scientists have at their disposal. Telescopes, microscopes, MRI machines and countless other devices have revolutionized one area of human inquiry after another. You don’t have to be a...

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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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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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