Funding Opportunities

The Medical Foundation division advises individual, family and corporate philanthropists on the latest breakthroughs in life sciences research. Our dedicated staff has extensive expertise in clinical, translational, and basic science research and is a recognized leader in designing customized grant programs that accelerate medical discoveries.

On behalf of our clients, the following grants programs are managed by The Medical Foundation division:

Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards
Junior Faculty Awards
Research Awards
Robert Sege Robert Sege, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP
Vice President, The Medical Foundation
617.451.0049 ext. 063

Robert Sege Robert Sege, M.D., Ph.D., FAAP is Vice President, Medical Foundation Division, and Professor of Pediatrics at Boston University. He is nationally known for his research on effective health systems approaches to the prevention of violence and abuse. He is a member of the boards of the Massachusetts Children’s Trust and Prevent Child Abuse America, and of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. He is a graduate of Yale College, and received his PhD in Biology from MIT and his MD from Harvard Medical School. Prior to joining HRiA, he was the Director of the Division of Family and Child Advocacy at Boston Medical Center. Bob lives in the Boston area, where he and his wife Karen have raised three young adult children.
John Kanki John Kanki, PhD
Scientific Director, The Medical Foundation Division
617.279.2240 ext. 329

John Kanki Dr. Kanki serves as the head of The Medical Foundation division and oversees its strategic and operational goals. In addition to developing new grant programs, he conducts Life Sciences consulting projects, identifies expert scientific reviewers and is involved in new client development. Dr. Kanki received a B.S. in Psychology with Honors from Wesleyan University and his Ph.D. from the University of California San Diego. His postdoctoral studies focused on neurobiology in the Department of Biology at the University of Michigan, embryonic pattern formation in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University, and pancreatic organogenesis in the Department of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. For 12 years prior to joining The Medical Foundation division, Dr. Kanki was a Senior Research Scientist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston supervising research on leukemia and neuroblastoma. Dr. Kanki is an accomplished grant and scientific writer with an extensive publication record.
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