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  • Following up from our earlier partnership announcement, we are excited to share that Cures Within Reach has identified the top four finalists for funding under the pediatric-focused CureAccelerator Live! for Rare Diseases 2021 Competition: Ignacia Fuentes, PhD of DEBRA Chile Repurposing a Common Antioxidant Nutraceutical,......

  • Congratulations to PRI funding recipient Aldatu Biosciences for making steady progress in their important work to help better understand and control the COVID-19 pandemic. Most recently, the team has developed potentially game-changing technology to improve the tracking of variants. Read about this here and visit......

  • We are excited to announce a new partnership with Cures Within Reach, a nonprofit dedicated to repurposing research, on building a portfolio of pediatric repurposing projects that could quickly lead to clinical breakthroughs for the pediatric population. The first phase is a new funding opportunity......

  • Applications are now being accepted for the next cycle of the Child Health Research Awards Program. Proposals are due March 29th for funding to begin July 1st. Hypothesis-driven clinical, basic science, public health, health services research, and epidemiology projects are welcome for consideration. Learn more......

  • The Hood Foundation is honored to announce our most recent Child Health and Major Grant Award Recipients! With the utmost respect and appreciation for all of the highly qualified investigators who submitted proposals, as well as our wonderful Scientific Reviewers, we offer sincere congratulations to......

  • As the ongoing pandemic continues to impact so many facets of daily life throughout the world, we recognize that new challenges and needs have arisen for the researchers and institutions receiving our funding and we remain dedicated to supporting them and their important work. Learn......

  • We are thrilled to support the work of Mesentech, Inc. in a new funding collaborative with CureDuchenne Ventures. Together, our PRI funding will support Mesentech’s pediatric-first approach to developing its bone-targeting therapeutic, which can increase bone mass to strengthen the skeleton and holds promise for......

  • A new podcast has been launched by Hood PRI funding recipient Prapela, connecting with and sharing insights from leaders and researchers working on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Access the podcast here and learn more about Prapela’s work here....

  • THINKMD, a recipient of funding under the Hood Foundation’s Program Related Investment (PRI) portfolio, has been featured on a new podcast called Saving Lives at Scale. Access the recording here and learn more about THINKMD here....

  • Sarah Fortune, MD, received a Hood Child Health Award in 2007.  Today, she is Chair of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases and the John LaPorte Given Professor of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, as well......