Are you wondering when we got started with research grants? We awarded our first grant in 2014.
FETAL HEALTH RECOGNIZED CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL LA AS ITS FIRST RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENT
DENVER, CO, October 8, 2014 – In its first year of offering a grant to continue research on fetal syndromes, the Fetal Health Foundation communicated with nearly 20 specialized fetal centers around the country.
After much consideration, the Grant Advisory Board for the Foundation will award $25,000 to the research team led by Vidya Rajagopalan, PhD. at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to further study the impact of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) on fetal brain development.
“We are honored to receive this [grant], especially in today’s environment of cutbacks in NIH funding which makes philanthropic seed funding such as this even more vital to our success. This generous support will fund a research project to answer an important question that is right in line with the Foundation’s mission to save babies’ lives,” said Vidya Rajagopalan, Research Associate with the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. “Our study will provide important data for improving the treatment of Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome, which is the number one problem for multiple fetus pregnancies. We deeply appreciate the hard work of the Fetal Health Foundation to make this support available, and we look forward to sharing our results and next steps.”
“After nearly 10 years in existence, we are very excited as a foundation to be in a position to fund important research in advancing the outcomes of TTTS, as well as making an impact in the future around the treatment of fetal syndromes,” said CEO and Founder of Fetal Health, Lonnie Somers. “Being a grass roots organization, this is really a very historic time for us in our mission.”
The Fetal Health Foundation is a national non-profit organization that is a leading resource for supporting, fighting and ending fetal syndromes. The organization serves as a liaison between families affected and the many fetal treatment centers around the country providing groundbreaking care.
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