MakingResearchRelevant&Ready

Grant recipient, current member of the Policy Advisory Committee, and Andrews Lecture participant. Is there anyway that Cheryl Beck hasn't been part of Donaghue?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

With a diverse background as a Pediatrician, public health policy maker, philanthropist, and minister, Chisara Asomugha, MD set the platform for a terrific discussion at the 2012 Evaluating Risk Beyond Eureka! conference.Read more

There are many people behind the scenes at Donaghue who help keep the foundation ticking. Tim Nash, Donaghue's chief investment adviser at Bank of America, is one of those people.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

R3 SymbolR3 Grant Program
In February 2013, Donaghue announced its first round of grant awards for a new program that we call R3 – Making Research Relevant & Ready.  To be eligible for the R3 award, applicants had to be current or past recipients of Donaghue research funding. Read More

Social Impact Exchange LogoDonaghue Attends Social Impact Exchange Summit
Nancy Yedlin, Donaghue Vice President attended the June 18-20 Social Impact Exchange (SIE) Conference on Scaling Impact in New York City.  The presentations and panel discussions were aligned with Donaghue’s interests in seeing that health interventions shown to be effective in research settings are Read More

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PCORI-LOGO WEBReviewing PCORI applications
Lynne Garner, President and Trustee, was a stakeholder reviewer for the second round of PCORI grant applications in the Communication and Dissemination Research Review Panel.  Read More