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Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation


Last profile update: 01/10/2018
Last grant data update: 05/15/2018

At A Glance

Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation

300 1st Ave.

Needham, MA United States 02494-2736

Telephone: (781) 972-5900


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Established in 2006 in MA - Founded by Sheldon G. Adelson and Miriam Adelson. Mr. Adelson is the chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., which owns and operates properties in Las Vegas, including the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino

Purpose and Activities

Giving primarily to foster collaboration in biomedical research in order to accelerate medical innovation and to facilitate commercialization of innovative medical products for the public good. The foundation is designed to encourage a model in which scientists from different institutions (referred to as Collaborating Scientists) come together to identify and conduct a synergetic group of research studies to answer a particular question (each individual study is referred to as a Component Project and the grouping is referred to as a Collaboration). The Collaborating Scientists determine the sequence, timing, scope and direction of the Component Projects, and the foundation provides infrastructure and financial support to foster the Collaborations and to protect and commercialize resulting biomedical innovation. Currently, the foundation is focusing on collaborations in the areas of neurology, oncology, and immunology.