Supporting Research, Innovation, and Education in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

ABOUT PORTES

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.

 

WHAT'S NEW

AWARD INFORMATION

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.

Those interested in applying for an award, please click here +

 

FUNDED PROJECTS

Click on the years below to view previously funded projects.

  • 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.

Read more about our funded projects here +

OUR PARTNERS

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

Hispanocare   www.advocatehealth.com/immc-hispanocare

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

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CONTACT US

Phone: (847) 564-9624
Email: info(at)portesfoundation.org
Web: www.portesfoundation.org

Address: 3 The Court of Harbinger Falls
Northbrook, IL 60062

If you would like to join us to help support research, innovation, and education in health promotion and disease prevention, send us a message or give us a call.

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