The mission of the Medical Research Program is to support the prevention, treatment and cure of human disease.
As of December 31, 2013, the Medical Research Program has approved approximately $240 million in grants. View Grants Awarded.
About Doris Duke and Medical Research
Doris Duke was a significant supporter of medical research, making contributions to hospitals and research centers throughout her life. In her will, she expressed her interest in supporting “medical research designed to effectuate cures of major diseases.”
In keeping with the wishes expressed in Doris Duke's will, the Medical Research Program does not fund research that uses animals.
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Guidelines and Policies
The following document contains important guidelines and policies of the Medical Research Program that may be useful to current and potential grantees.
Guidelines and Policies Document
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Mary Armanios, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2007 Clinical Scientist Development Awardee
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