The Portes Foundation seeks opportunities to enable investigators to launch new and promising lines of research aimed at disease prevention and treatment.
Educational projects supported by the Portes Foundation include both professional development efforts and patient education.
The Portes Foundation dates back seventy years. As a grant making foundation The Portes Foundation remains true to its origins by making grants for medical research and education in the areas of health maintenance and disease prevention. In particular, our focus is on enabling investigators to launch new and promising lines of research. Through the Foundation's association with the Institute of Medicine Chicago which helps to assure quality, dispassionate evaluation and smooth oversight, the Foundation is able to devote substantially all of its annual revenue to grant making.
- 2012 Funded Project Publishes Report
- Emergency Preparedness Video
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The Portes Foundation supports the work of researchers, educators, and clinicians from academic centers such as medical schools, nursing schools, allied health programs, institutes that do work in health care delivery, research and development, and special interest groups within specialty societies as well as other organizations and individuals from group practice settings with an interest in health maintenance and disease prevention.
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- Kiran Joshi, M.D., Cook County Department of Public Health and CBS Television: An Education and Outreach Initiative the Promotes Emergency Preparedness, a Preventive Measure, via Television, Digital, Email, and Grassroots Onsite Activities
- Kalman J. Kaplan, Ph.D., UIC College of Medicine: Identifying Longitudinal Psychiatric Risk Factors for Suicide and Suicide Prevention
- Joseph Zander, Ph.D., Advocate Healthcare: Cost effectiveness of Psychologists in Integrated Care: Assessing the Value Added by Integrating Psychological Services into Cardiac Rehabilitation
- Erin Emery-Tiburcio, PhD and Laurin Mack, PhD - Rush University Medical Center."Assess the needs of key stakeholders for a web-based instrument for screening and monitoring of behaviorally and mediated disorders in primary care that accommodates patients with sensory and motor impairments as well as technological naivete."
- Noel Rao, MD - Marioanjoy Rehabilitation Hospital. "The Effectiveness of an Online Course Fro the Interpretation of the Fiberoptic Endoscopic Exam of the Swallow."
- Ena Mahapatra, MD, MS - John H. Stroger, Jr Cook County Hospital to "Describe and test IT innovations for the development and maintenance of a colon cancer screening registry to identify and reach out to patients due for preventive services."
- Dr. Lawrence C. Vogel - Shriners Hospitals for Children, to "Implement a low-cost, interactive, public educational event on 20 college or university campuses in the Chicagoland area to combat America's distracted driving epidemic by increasing awareness of the dangers of distracted driving and facilitating education and advocacy efforts aimed at changing behaviors and making our roads safer."
- Michael Robert Kozlowski, OD, PhD. - Midwestern University / Arizona College of Optometry "to evaluate the therapeutic potential of telomerase-activating (TA) agents for treating dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).”
- Community Health Worker Research and Evaluation. Sinai Urban Health Institute.
- Community Engagement and Medical School Student Education for Child Health Promotion. Southern Illinois University.
- Urban Medicine’s Longitudinal Community Rotation: Promoting Health/Preventing Disease in Urban Underserved Communities. UIC College of Medicine.
- Krill Oil for HIV-Related Inflammation. Rush University Medical Center.
- Development of a Lifestyle Medicine Curricular Thread for Medical Students. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
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The Portes Foundation is part of a cooperative effort among a group of healthcare foundations and institutions whose purpose is achieving synergies, expansion of individual foundation programs, and the development of new joint programs in healthcare.
Member organizations include:
Hektoen Institute www.hektoen.org
Institute of Medicine of Chicago www.iomc.org
Michael Reese Research & Education Foundation www.michaelreesefoundation.org
Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago www.phimc.org
The Portes Foundation www.portesfoundation.org