Raymond and Beverly Sackler Provide Endowment to NAS to Support Biomedical Science Projects

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WASHINGTON — The National Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce a substantial gift from the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Foundation to endow a fund supporting studies and projects in biomedical science and its application to human health.

“Advances in biomedical science are leading to innovative approaches in understanding, diagnosing, and treating disease,” said Raymond Sackler. “We are excited about the possibilities and pleased to provide the National Academy of Sciences with an opportunity to help guide this critical area of research.”

With the gift, NAS will establish the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Science Fund to support activities in basic biology and biomedical science—including the convergence of biology, physics, mathematics, and engineering sciences—to help address human health problems.  Read more

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