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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to... Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $3.8 Million for Open Source Software Projects Essential to Science

May 27, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $3.8 million in funding for 23 grants to support open source software projects essential to biomedical research, enabling software maintenance, growth, development, and community engagement. As part of CZI’s Essential Open Source Software for Science program, this announcement brings CZI’s...

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New Single-Cell Technologies Help Scientists Understand COVID-19 Disease Progression

May 6, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $750,000 in funding to support five distinct projects studying how COVID-19 progresses in patients at the level of individual cells and tissues. This work will generate some of the first single-cell biology datasets from donors infected by SARS-CoV2 and provide critical insights into how the...

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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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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Awards $14 Million to Support Inflammation Research

Apr 29, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) announced $14 million in funding to support 29 interdisciplinary teams and build a network of researchers that will explore emerging ideas regarding the role of inflammation in disease. While inflammation is a natural defense that helps our bodies maintain a healthy state, chronic inflammation results in...

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CZI, CZ Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford Launch 9-Month, $13.6 Million Research Collaboration to... CZI, CZ Biohub, UCSF, and Stanford Launch 9-Month, $13.6 Million Research Collaboration to Understand Prevalence of...

Apr 29, 2020 - Today, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) committed $13.6 million to stand up a large-scale research collaboration between UC San Francisco (UCSF), Stanford University, and the Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub) that aims to better understand the spread of COVID-19 across the San Francisco Bay Area. Over the next nine months, the consortium will...

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UCSF to Offer Free COVID-19 Test Analysis, Results to Public Health Departments of All 58 California... UCSF to Offer Free COVID-19 Test Analysis, Results to Public Health Departments of All 58 California Counties

Apr 16, 2020 - Last week, UC San Francisco began offering COVID-19 sample analysis to all nine Bay Area counties’ Departments of Public Health (DPH), for 30 days, free of charge. Today, UCSF is announcing that it will provide free testing, indefinitely, to all California Departments of Public Health. This development has been made possible by the recent...

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