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June 20, 2012  
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In this issue of Health Funding Watch, the Foundation Center's newsletter devoted to health-related topics, you'll read about a major initiative to address the resurgence of measles in developing nations. You'll also find links to other health-related news, resources, funding opportunities for individuals and organizations, and job listings. Health Funding Watch is available exclusively to visitors who register at the Foundation Center's Web site.

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GAVI Alliance Commits Up to $162 Million to Quash Measles Outbreaks

The Seattle-based GAVI Alliance has announced an additional commitment of up to $162 million to address the resurgence of measles in developing nations. Over the next five years, the alliance will make up to $107 million available for measles control and prevention efforts in six high-risk countries: Afghanistan, Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Another $55 million will go to the Measles & Rubella Initiative for rapid-response vaccination programs in GAVI-eligible countries where outbreaks occur. The decision follows GAVI's commitment last November to provide more than $600 million to tackle rubella through a combined measles-rubella vaccine in some forty-eight countries.
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Recent Health News from Philanthropy News Digest

$20 Million Pledged for Partnership to Scale Childhood Diarrhea, Pneumonia Treatment Programs
The public-private Zinc Alliance for Child Health has pledged $15 million to support scale-up plans for distributing zinc supplements, while McCann Health will contribute $5 million in in-kind resources and technical assistance to promote awareness....
Posted: 6/19/12

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Awards $3.3 Million in Grants
Through the Clinical Investigator Award program, each of the six early career physician-scientists will receive $450,000 over three years to support the development of his or her research program....
Posted: 6/18/12

UNITAID Announces $30 Million in Funding to Reduce Cost of TB Test
The funds from UNITAID, the government of the United States, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will reduce the price of diagnostic cartridges from $17 to less than $10 in about twenty low- and middle-income countries....
Posted: 6/15/12

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Helmsley Charitable Trust Partner With Medtronic
Medtronic could receive as much as $17 million through the JDRF-HCT Sensor Initiative, which aims to advance continuous glucose monitoring accuracy and reliability and next-generation artificial pancreas systems....
Posted: 6/04/12

Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository Receives $2.4 Million
The grant from the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine will be used to study the genetic makeup of U.S. military to determine whether there is a predisposition to increased risk of suicide or other mental health issues....
Posted: 6/01/12

University of California, San Francisco Announces $20 Million Gift
The challenge gift will support research and clinical care at UCSF's new neurosciences building, which will unite several clinical and basic research programs in an environment that encourages collaboration....
Posted: 5/29/12

More health news...

Funding Opportunities

Robert Wood Johnson Seeks Proposals From Organizations to Assist in Managing and Learning From Healthcare Payment and Delivery System Reform
Up to $800,000 will be awarded to as many as three organizations in the United States to assist the foundation with its healthcare payment and delivery system reform work....
Deadline: 7/16/12

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Marks Its 40th Year by Honoring Young Leaders Through Awards
An award of $40,000 will be given to young leaders, 40 years of age or younger, who offer great promise for leading the way to improved health and health care for all....
Deadline: 7/16/12

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Invites Nurse Researchers to Apply for Pediatric Cancer Patient Care Grants
Two-year grants ranging in amount between $10,000 and $50,000 per year are available to nurse researchers at all levels of practice for projects designed to help nurses find better ways to care for children undergoing cancer treatment....
Deadline: 8/01/12

Greater Rochester Health Foundation Invites Applications for Opportunity Grants
Five to ten grants of $50,000 to $200,000 per year will be made to organizations in the foundation's nine-county service area for programs in prevention and healthcare delivery....
Deadline: 8/06/12 (Letters of Intent)

American Sleep Medicine Foundation Announces Strategic Research Award for Research on Improving Healthcare Delivery
Up to two one-year grants of $75,000 will be awarded to doctors planning and conducting research aimed at improving healthcare delivery in the field of sleep medicine....
Deadline: 8/15/12

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Center for Sharing Public Health Services Announces Shared Services Learning Community 2012 Call for Proposals
Two-year grants of up to $125,000 will be awarded to up to eighteen teams of public health officials and policy makers that are exploring, implementing, and/or improving cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements....
Deadline: 8/29/12

More requests for proposals...

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Kimmel Scholars

The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research has announced the 2012 recipients of its Kimmel Scholars award program. Through the program, fifteen of the most promising young cancer researchers in the United States will receive two-year, $200,000 grants to advance their research and further their careers. Those selected to receive an award must demonstrate great promise and innovation in their work, be in the early stages of their research career, and have not progressed far enough to have received major grants from the National Cancer Institute or other funding sources. Click here for a complete list of this year's Kimmel Scholars.

Terrance Keenan Award

Grantmakers In Health is seeking nominations for the 2013 Terrance Keenan Leadership Award in Health Philanthropy. First presented by GIH in 1993, the award is designed to recognize an outstanding grantmaker whose thoughtful use of philanthropic dollars has had an impact on human health, at any level. The award nominee's work should demonstrate responsiveness to people in their communities, and particular responsiveness to those in the greatest need. The nominee must be, or have been within the last three years, an active grantmaker for at least five years with a health foundation or corporate giving program making grants in the field of health. Any individual or organization may nominate a grantmaker for the award. Learn more.

Job Opportunities

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New York, New York
Posted: 6/19/12

Program Coordinator
Center for Health Care Strategies
Hamilton, New Jersey
Posted: 6/18/12

Drug Access Analyst
Clinton Health Access Initiative
Boston, Massachusetts
Posted: 6/16/12

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Posted: 6/16/12

Manager, Special Events
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International
Washington, DC
Posted: 6/15/12

Global Outreach Associate Manager
American Society for Clinical Pathology
Chicago, Illinois
Posted: 6/14/12

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