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PRESS RELEASE: New York City Based Scientists Awarded Funding For Their Innovative Work In Cancer Research By The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Alliance

The Pershing Square Sohn Prize winners are making bold advances in research for leukemia, lymphoma, melanoma, pancreatic, prostate, skin, lung, and breast cancer NEW YORK, May 7, 2015 – Six winners of the second annual Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research were announced today by The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research … Continued

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Meet the 50 Most Powerful Women in U.S. Philanthropy

By David Callahan and Kiersten Marek (Inside Philanthropy) – Two years ago, we published a list of the 15 most powerful women in U.S. philanthropy. The idea for that article emerged because we were struck by how many women are involved in philanthropy at a high level

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How a New Generation of Business Leaders Views Philanthropy

By Paula Goldman (Harvard Business Review) – Andrew Carnegie’s advice in the 1889 essay “Wealth” was to spend the first part of your life getting as much education as possible, to spend the second part making all the money you could, and to spend the last part giving it all away for worthwhile causes.

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Little diet pain, big health gain

Cell Press – Those who struggle with obesity, take heart. Losing as little as 5% of your body weight is enough to reap significant health benefits, according to a study published February 22 in Cell Metabolism.

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PRESS RELEASE: Pershing Square Foundation Expands Scholarship Program to Support Students Seeking 1+1 MBA at Oxford

£3.7 Million Endowment will Fully Fund Two-Year Program at Saïd Business School

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The Empire Strikes Back

By Drew Lindsay (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) – Largely forgotten in the fuss over Silicon Valley’s new wealth, New York philanthropy roars back from the recession.

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New York State of Mind?

By Drew Lindsay (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) – These philanthropists don’t always go about their giving in traditional Big Apple fashion.

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The Heroes of CRISPR

By Eric S. Lander (Cell) – Three years ago, scientists reported that CRISPR technology can enable precise and efficient genome editing in living eukaryotic cells. Since then, the method has taken the scientific community by storm, with thousands of labs using it for applications from biomedicine to agriculture.

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PRESS RELEASE: Kiva Launches Kiva NYC To Grow Local Small Business

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Kiva.org, the leading global microlending nonprofit, announced the launch of Kiva NYC, a new multi-year initiative to help level the playing field for lower-income small business owners in New York City. 

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Buffett, Ackman, Milken, Michael J. Fox! 10 People With Big Ideas To Change the World

What happens when you put 150 altruistic billionaires, legendary entertainers and Noble Prize-worthy gamechangers in one room for a day to talk about ways to give smart and better? Some disruptive ideas regarding philanthropy. 

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