The Cleveland Foundation's board of directors has approved $14,200,000 in grants to local nonprofit organizations.
Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine, received a grant of $5 million over three years to support the establishment of two separate efforts – a department of immunobiology in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic ($3.5 million) and the Case Proteomics Center ($1.5 million).
“The Foundation takes a highly targeted approach towards supporting medical research,” says Ronn Richard, President and CEO of The Cleveland Foundation.
“This grant is an example of how we focus our support to achieve a strong impact in the community.”
The Cleveland Foundation's grant will support the Case Proteomics Center with its efforts to recruit a nationally renowned leader, ten to 14 scientific researchers, and the purchase of major pieces of equipment.
This year, Case established the Case Proteomics Center (CPC) in order to position Cleveland as a leader in the field.
In the first phase of Case's ten-year CPC plan, recruitment of a director and additional faculty along with the creation of laboratory space on the existing Case campus will occur.
In the second phase, the facility will move to the West Quad and Case will begin to expand the Proteomics programs at the Medical School.
In the final phase, the proteomics, genomics, and computational biology research at the West Quad will evolve as an integrated biology center that spins off technologies into diagnostic and treatment applications.