The Rappaport Foundation event included an e-poster session and a “science slam” featuring foundation-supported researchers from Mass General and other area health care institutions.

On Sept. 4, 2019, Massachusetts General Hospital was honored to host a gathering of accomplished Boston-area researchers, doctors and administrators whose efforts have been supported by the Phyllis & Jerome Lyle Rappaport Foundation.

The Rappaport Foundation promotes the growth of leadership and innovative thinking …

Organized by the Rappaport Foundation, the event featured an e-poster session as well as a “science slam.” At the slam, Rappaport-supported researchers from Mass General and other area health care institutions provided details about their innovative work.  The keynote speaker for the event was Jacob Hooker, PhD, an associate professor of Radiology at Mass General and a Phyllis and Jerome Lyle Rappaport MGH Research Scholar.

The Rappaport Foundation, based in Burlington, Massachusetts, promotes the growth of leadership and innovative thinking in public policy, neurologic disease and mental illness, and the arts.  It does so by supporting Boston-area individuals and institutions whom it believes can improve the quality of life and catalyze new generations of collaborative leaders.

Rappaport Foundation Driving Innovation

At Mass General, the Rappaport Foundation has helped to pave the way to improving – even revolutionizing – the treatment of neurologic and mental illness. It consistently drives medical innovations and health care advances that promise to usher in new therapies and save millions of lives.

The Rappaport Foundation is currently supporting four Mass General researchers.

The Rappaport Research Fellows program has funded 29 clinical and research scholarships at Mass General, enabling young Mass General scientists to conduct and pursue novel experiments and evaluate results for publication.

In 2012, the Rappaport Foundation also began funding awards within the MGH Research Scholars program.  An initiative of the Mass General Research Institute fueled by philanthropy, the MGH Research Scholars program provides unrestricted funding for forward-thinking medical researchers at Mass General.

The Rappaport Foundation is currently supporting four Mass General researchers. They are Dr. Hooker; Richa Saxena, PhD; Erin Dunn, ScD, MPH; and Jenny Linnoila, MD, PhD.