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Leveraging Preclinical Models to Develop Therapies for NF1

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.
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The Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design Petitions to Become the Nation’s First HBCU to Reopen

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.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Announces Hiring of Darnell Adams as Director of Detroit Community Initiatives, Shares Update on Detroit Tax Relief Fund

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 their “Building Opportunity and Equity” pillar.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Funds Clinical Study to Understand Vision Loss from NF1 Optic Pathway Glioma

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced funding of a new $5.4 million clinical study which aims to understand the mechanisms of vision loss caused by NF1-associated optic pathway gliomas, or NF1-OPGs.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Collaborates with the Children’s Oncology Group and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to Validate a New Tool to Measure Progressive Vision Loss

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced the launch of a clinical study that aims to validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a tool to objectively assess the visual system and its response to treatment in NF1 patients with optic pathway gliomas.
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