October 26, 2021
Preclinical models provide a key role in developing treatments for neurofibromatosis type 1. The Gilbert Family Foundation not only supports projects that utilize available preclinical models, but projects that aim to expand these resources.
October 12, 2021
Detroit, MI, October 12, 2021 – Today the PENSOLE Lewis College of Business and Design (PLC) has proposed draft legislation for state authorization to be recognized as Michigan’s single HBCU with the intention to become the nation’s first-ever re-opened HBCU. PLC is the dream school-made-reality by Dr. D’Wayne Edwards, founder of the PENSOLE Design Academy in Portland, Oregon, and controlling stockholder of the previously closed Detroit-based HBCU, Lewis College of Business. Partnering with the College for Creative Studies (CCS), PLC will open in March 2022 and serve aspiring Black creatives, designers, engineers, and business leaders.
September 22, 2021
DETROIT, September 23, 2021 – The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced the hiring of Darnell Adams as its Director of Detroit Community Initiatives. Adams will oversee the organization’s Detroit-based community programming as part of its “Building Opportunity and Equity” pillar. A months-long national search and competitive interview process resulted in the hiring of Adams, who […]
September 14, 2021
The Gilbert Family Foundation is excited to announce a $5.4 million study to understand the mechanisms of vision loss caused by NF1-associated optic pathway gliomas, or NF1-OPGs. Led by Drs. Robert Avery (CHOP) and Jeffrey Goldberg (Stanford), findings are expected to inform the development of future therapies, validate existing models of the disease, and help identify new metrics for evaluating the efficacy of vision restoration treatments.