The Cooper Foundation has received a $982,000 grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to support the work of Cooper University Health Care’s Urban Health Institute. These funds will support a new initiative – Reducing Disparities in Cardiovascular Care through Optimization of Risk Factors in Vulnerable Populations – that will provide behavior change support, focus attention on social determinants of health, connect patients to community resources, and enhance medication adherence with the help of an interdisciplinary team. Read more.
Cooper Chairman George E. Norcross III Kicks Off Fund with $5,000 Donation
The Cooper Foundation, George E. Norcross III, and Cooper University Health Care, which operates MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, have established a relief fund to provide support to employees of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston following the hurricane that struck this week. Read more.
The Cooper Foundation has received a gift of $2.2 million to fund specialized research at Cooper University Health Care to explore the role of a unique line of cells in certain cancers, wound healing, and vision. The donation will also facilitate expansion of basic science research at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.
Edit: The deadline has been extended to Monday, August 14, 2017.
Summer is just beginning. But The Cooper Foundation is on a mission!
Do you remember the excitement of getting a new backpack for school? Cooper is teaming up once again with its neighborhood school to provide backpacks to every student scholar enrolled at KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy.
If you’re a Cooper employee:
- Organize your coworkers to collect donations.
Sick and injured stuffed bears help alleviate kids’ fears of going to the hospital and doctor
More than 100 kindergartners from the KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy helped treat stuffed bears suffering from sore paws, painful ears, torn fur and shortness of breath today during Cooper University Health Care’s second annual Teddy Goes to Cooper event. Bears were also able to receive any immunizations they might need for school. Read more.
Eighth-grade students at H.B. Wilson Family School visited Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper to donate handcrafted blankets for pediatric patients. The students collected money and created the blankets as a community service project under the direction of class advisor Yvette Fullman-Everett class.
“Our students had a great time with this project while learning about things for others,” said Ms. Fullman-Everett. “The students’ goal was to brighten the day of a hospitalized child by providing a cozy blanket.” Read more.
“She has read the whole Harry Potter series nine times!” says her mom, Susan Friedler, DO, Attending Physician, General Pediatrics at the Children’s Regional Hospital at Cooper, and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Cooper Medical School at Rowan University.
While helping her mom sort through books for pediatric patients at Cooper, Rebecca has noticed a shortage of books suited for older children. Read more.