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Sunday, May 3, 2009

Howard Hughes Medical Institute

This Summer Miguel will be doing his internship with one of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators at the University of Iowa, he is excited and so are we about that opportunity!

Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) it is one of the largest private funding organizations for biological and medical research in the United States. According to the institute's former president, Thomas R. Cech, the HHMI spends about $1 million per investigator per year, which amounts to annual investment in biomedical research of about $450 million. The institute has an endowment of $17.5 billion, making it the second-wealthiest philanthropic organization in the United States (behind the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation), and the second best endowed medical research foundation in the world.
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