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An Endowment for MD Anderson

A priority of the campaign is to grow MD Anderson’s total endowment fund to $1 billion. Thanks to generations of supporters, the endowment lacks only $100 million to reach this goal. Income from MD Anderson’s endowed chairs, professorships and fellowships, the George and Barbara Bush Endowment for Innovative Cancer Research and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment powers the institution’s ability to recruit and support talented physicians and scientists. A new focus for endowment funds will support training the next generation of cancer research specialists. MD Anderson has developed an ambitious plan to ensure that current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are given every possible opportunity to pursue successful careers in academic cancer research, and that training programs continue to attract premier candidates.

The endowment will support scholarships for The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, providing stipends and fellowships as well as awards for scientific meetings and career development. Endowment funds also will support the Odyssey Program, the Advanced Scholars Program and the Physician-Scientist Program, each designed to help protect and enhance the future of cancer research.


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