Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Go Stowers!

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute supports the activities of hundreds of biomedical labs across the country and abroad. For years, this organization was the premiere private granting institution. Their goal was clear -- provide funding to labs conducting risky research that doen't traditionally receive funding from the federal government. It's been a huge success, funding some of the most successful research within the biomedical world.

Enter Jim Stowers, the founder of American Century Investments. Stowers and his wife, Virginia, are loaded. They decided to begin their own organization, the Stowers Institute, similar to HHMI. They've built a massive research campus in Kansas City and are now recruiting and funding the best and brightest in biomedical research.

It's certainly good to see filthy rich people putting their money to good use.

3 Comments:

Blogger RT said...

Yes it is!

(And thanks for the heads up, Vavoom. I didn't even know the HHMI exsisted, but I was reading some of their articles, and it's pretty cool!)

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good info..a friend of mine was asking me about these types of outfits..thanks.

7:46 PM  
Blogger An80sNut said...

So when are they going to come knocking on Vavoom's door to recruit him? B) They don't know what they are missing. I am happy to learn about HHMI as it really doesn't get the praise it deserves... kind of like Vavoom.

3:40 PM  

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