November 1, 2022

14-year-old Develops Robotic Hand to Help with Disaster Recovery; Wins $25,000 Top Award at the Broadcom MASTERS

Broadcom Foundation and Society for Science today announced that Thomas Aldous, 14, from Pittsburgh, Penn., won the coveted $25,000 Samueli Foundation Prize, the top award in the Broadcom MASTERS®, the nation’s premier science and engineering competition for middle school students. Thomas impressed the judges with his leadership style, collaborative spirit, and innovative research project. He designed and developed a robotic hand that can be used in situations that might be too dangerous for humans, like a natural disaster.

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September 1, 2022

Announcing Trans Justice Funding Project’s 2022 Grantees!

The Trans Justice Funding Project (TJFP) is pleased to announce that in their tenth year of grantmaking, TJFP’s 2022 grantmaking fellows awarded $1.25 MILLION dollars in grants to 204 trans-led grassroots groups, projects, and organizations doing amazing, creative, and groundbreaking trans justice work across the US and US territories. Including the groups that received a ReUp for this year, that’s $1.9 million dollars going out to 355 groups. Find out more through their 2022 grantee directory page, and see the full list here.

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August 1, 2022

UCI to get $4 million matching pledge for Jewish studies

In the single largest donation pledge that UC Irvine has received for studies on Jewish history and culture, the university has been promised a $4 million matching gift to benefit its growing Center for Jewish Studies, university officials said Monday, Aug. 1.

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June 29, 2022

A Message from Susan & Henry Samueli

Last week we witnessed the removal of a constitutional right for millions with the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the 50-year precedent established by Roe vs. Wade. This is the first time in American history that a constitutional right, relied upon by millions of Americans, has been rescinded.

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May 31, 2022

JAMA Health Affairs Publishes Integrated Framework for Achieving National Health Goals

A new commentary published in JAMA Health Affairs by Bryant Adibe, MD, and Wayne Jonas, MD, Executive Director, Integrative Health Programs, introducing a new model of health-care delivery designed to address the causes of our nation’s health decline. The model reframes our focus and describes the operational processes needed for promoting health and lowering costs in the health-care system.

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March 21, 2022

Samueli Academy celebrates completion of campus construction

It’s time to put the hard hats away at Samueli Academy. The Santa Ana-based public charter school recently completed its campus construction after a decade of a capital campaign, with the opening of a gymnasium and soccer field on the 7.1-acre campus. Samueli Academy is a program of nonprofit Orangewood Foundation, which also announced that the school’s 10-year, multiphase capital campaign is now complete. A total of $72 million was raised for the improvements.

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March 10, 2022

4 U.S. health care systems reduce costs, improve patient experience by delivering integrative care

U.S. health care systems and clinics report reducing costs, improving patient experience and health, while enhancing clinician wellbeing by delivering integrative care, according to a new white paper published by The Family Medicine Education Consortium and Samueli Foundation. The Case for Delivering Whole-Person Health Care details how shifting treatment practices to a whole-person approach that integrates evidence-based conventional medicine, non-drug treatments, and self-care can help achieve far-reaching systemic improvements.

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