MakingResearchRelevant&Ready

Everybody loves the person that makes them look good, and Don Farrell has been making Donaghue look good for the past fifteen years.Read more

Konstantine Drakonakis is an example of the individuals with diverse skills tapped by Donaghue to provide guidance on its R3 – Making Research Relevant & Ready – grant program.Read more

I love my job and feel that being a Donaghue trustee is a great honor. If she were alive today, I hope my boss would say her trust had been well placed.Read more

"Working with the community around real health challenges, we see so many inspiring projects. But it’s the individual people and their pride in where they live that inspires me most."Read more


Learn about Donaghue

The Patrick and Catherine Weldon Donaghue Medical Research Foundation provides grants for medical research of practical benefit. It focuses on initiatives to strengthen research on health issues, promote research leadership, and put new knowledge to work for public benefit. The Donaghue Foundation was established in 1991 by the will of Ethel Donaghue in memory of her parents. Learn more

Foundation Timeline

See important dates in medical science and health care, the lives of the Donaghue family, and the Donaghue Foundation. See Timeline

Research & Programs

Donaghue provides grants for rigorous medical and health-related research that promotes knowledge of practical benefit through its own programs and through several collaborative funding partnerships. Read More

What's New at Donaghue

Practically Speaking Newsletter – Fall 2014 Edition

The Fall 2014 Issue of the Donaghue Foundation’s newsletter Practically Speaking is now available. The...

Urban Service Track Presentations

Urban Service Track Presentations

A team of UConn’s Urban Service Track students made a presentation on August 19, hosted by the Universal Health Care Foundation, to approximately 20 assembled guests about their summer project studying practitioner perceptions of antibiotic use.


Lisa Silvestri

Ethel F. Donaghue Award

We believe Miss Donaghue would be delighted to know that an award was created this year in her name to recognize an individual or organization for long-time service to the Elizabeth Park Conservancy.