ExxonMobil has announced grants totaling $18 million to Houston healthcare facilities for cancer prevention and cardiovascular research, expand pediatric care for children with autism, and enhance pediatric liver disease research and clinical services.
Grant recipients the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, which was awarded $10 million support an initiative implement strategies to reduce the risk of developing cancer and other chronic disease in a community to be selected in the Houston area; the Texas Heart Institute, which received $5 million to support novel cardiovascular research and new medical research to address heart disease; and Texas Children's Hospital, which was awarded $3 million will go to the Texas Heart Institute and $3 million to Texas Children's Hospital to support research and clinical services for children, including care and treatment of life-threatening liver disease. The Children's Hospital grant will also expand services in development and behavior pediatrics for children with autism, developmental disabilities, and behavioral conditions, and support nurses working to earn baccalaureate degrees.
"ExxonMobil has had a long and deep involvement with Houston and Texas," said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil Corporation. "These world-renowned institutions are helping improve the health and lives of families in the greater Houston area and around the world, and we’re proud to support their important mission."