Tina M. Erickson, The Blowitz-Ridgeway Foundation
When it comes to funding biomedical research, there is a perception among health grantmakers that only the Goliaths of the world can make a difference. A foundation must be as large as the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, for instance, to hire a sophisticated staff that can comprehend complex scientific protocols. It must have the deep pockets and staying power of a Howard Hughes Medical Institute to afford the notoriously expensive equipment and salaries, and to take a gamble on a payoff that may be long in coming, if ever.
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