We were heading to a new restaurant for brunch on a rainy Saturday when we were overtaken by a mass of people marching for Science. I was struck by their sense of urgency. It became absolutely clear to me that the time to preserve what we have in Academic Medicine is NOW.
Over the past years, we have worked towards developing a platform and strategies for ensuring clinical excellence. In that connection, we formed The Leslie S.T. Fang Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with the specific intent to make the one-on-one physician-patient experience the best that it can be.
To this end, the Foundation is dedicated to the recruitment of the best medical talent and to bettering the life of people on the front line of clinical interactions. The Foundation has raised money to nurture clinical excellence and to facilitate clinical education. While these appear to be the buzz words that every foundation would use, we have a very specific mission:
The Foundation is separate from the Massachusetts General Hospital because of the added flexibility we need to support endeavors outside of the Hospital.
We implore you to contribute to the promotion of clinical and academic excellence at a time when healthcare, education and science are all under undue pressures.
We are at a critical juncture where we have the opportunity to attract a renowned academician to be the incoming Chief of Nephrology. All of our current fundraising efforts are dedicated to structuring an endowed chair for that person. We believe that this effort is critical for the acknowledgement of an appreciation for a global leader in Nephrology. To that end, we have solicited help from generous patients and are on our way to being able to accomplish that goal in the next quarter. Your donation will ensure clinical excellence in our Division.
The Leslie ST Fang Foundation
The Leslie S. T. Fang Foundation is a non-profit charitable trust
exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and, accordingly, eligible to receive donations that are deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
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