Children's Hospital of Philadelphia has announced a $10 million gift from the Pincus Family Foundation to help advance global pediatric health, with a focus on vulnerable children in low- and middle-income countries.
The gift will endow the David N. Pincus Global Health Fellowship Program, which was established in 2008 with a gift from Pincus. Housed at the Global Health Center at CHOP, the program provides fellows with opportunities to strengthen their clinical, research, advocacy, and leadership skills in global pediatric health through a fully funded, immersive, three-year academic fellowship. Over the course of the fellowship, each fellow also works with a mentor to design and implement a project and/or study designed to benefit children in Botswana or the Dominican Republic.
"The endowment of the David N. Pincus Global Health Fellowship Program ensures that CHOP can continue to do innovative work in our partner countries, such as Botswana and the Dominican Republic, and have the ability to respond to wherever the need is greatest," said CHOP president and CEO Madeline Bell. "The Pincus Family Foundation's continued commitment to children and global health will greatly impact and positively change future generations of children and their families around the world."
"My father was committed to helping the world's most vulnerable children have a chance at life. This program not only answered a critical need, but also helped the communities where these children lived," said Leslie Pincus Elliot. "He would be so thrilled and proud to know how this partnership with CHOP has grown and flourished, all that it has accomplished thus far, and all that it will be in the years to come now thanks to the endowment of the David N. Pincus Global Fellowship Program at CHOP."
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