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Tributes to Mrs. Lily Safra

The Edmond J. Safra Foundation is grateful to acknowledge the many thoughtful tributes to Mrs. Lily Safra that have been offered following her recent...


Passing of Mrs. Lily Safra

Geneva (July 9, 2022) — With profound sadness, the Edmond J. Safra Foundation mourns the loss of its Chairwoman, Mrs. Lily Safra. Mrs. Safra passed away...


Second Parkinson’s Therapy Funded by The Michael J. Fox Foundation Receives FDA Approval and Advances to Market

NEW YORK (May 22, 2020) — The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) announces a milestone in the Foundation’s impact on the...


The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Selects Class of 2021

NEW YORK (January 3, 2019) — The Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders has selected six neurology physicians for the Class of 2021,...


Inaugural Class of The Michael J. Fox Foundation’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders Graduates

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF), in collaboration with longtime partner the Edmond J. Safra Foundation, is building a global base...


Michael J. Fox Foundation Builds Base of Movement Disorder Specialists

May 2018 - People with Parkinson's disease (PD) need movement disorder specialists -- neurologists with extra training in diagnosing and treating Parkinson's -- to...


A new home for the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Science (ELSC) inaugurated at the Hebrew University campus in Jerusalem

July 2017 -- The Hebrew University of Jerusalem dedicated its new interdisciplinary center for brain sciences in June 2017, before the official opening in...


Early literacy study to improve diagnosis and treatment of learning disabilities among Hebrew and Arabic speakers

Dedicated to enabling all children to reach their full potential, the Edmond J. Safra Brain Research Center for the Study of Learning Disabilities is...


Jori Fleisher, MD, MSCE, of New York University School of Medicine, discusses her research on an interdisciplinary home visit program for patients with advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Hi, I'm Dr Jory Fleischer and I'm an assistant professor of neurology and population health at New York University School of Medicine in New...


ISEF 40th anniversary gala dinner honors Mrs. Lily Safra

On May 11, 2017, in New York, ISEF organized a gala anniversary dinner honoring Mrs. Safra with a Lifetime Achievement Award as Honorary Chairwoman...


Edmond C. Safra Center for Ethics to convene thought leaders at 30th anniversary symposium

Cambridge, MA - Harvard University President Drew Faust and Provost Alan Garber will join Danielle Allen,Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics...


Building a Parkinson’s Wellness Program: Step by Step

The Edmond J. Safra National Parkinson’s Wellness Initiative (Click link for video) extends Parkinson’s care beyond the walls of the clinic. It uses a unique,...


Edmond J. Safra foundation grants US$ 1 million to the National Gallery’s Center for Advanced Studies in Visual Arts

March 2017-- The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. announced a $1 million grant from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation to support the...


Unprecedented matching grant plan initiated by Edmond J. Safra foundation leads to €10 Million in fundraising for Clinatec, French Biomedical Research Center, for pioneering therapies

November 2016 -- The funds will contribute to research & treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, cancer and motor disabilities. Clinatec is a unique biomedical research center...


Telemedicine Program Will Extend Parkinson’s Care Across NYS

A new program launched by neurologists at UR Medicine will expand access to care and serve as a national model for the management of...


Harvard University Appoints Danielle Allen as Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics

Eminent political theorist Danielle S. Allen, M.A. ’98, Ph.D. ’01, has been appointed both to the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) as a...


Le “Edmond and Lily Safra International Institute for Neuroscience” donne le coup d’envoi à la Coupe du Monde FIFA 2014

The historic moment / Walk Again Project via Twitter It was the shot seen around the world by billions of TV viewers: a paralyzed young...


The Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches $10-million Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research

NEW YORK, June 4, 2013 --- The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) has committed up to $10 million to its next funding round for the Edmond...


National Parkinson Foundation Urges Patients to Take Charge of Managing Parkinson’s

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced today that it is providing thousands of free Parkinson's medical ID bracelets in an effort to address recent...


The sixth annual Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture was held at King’s College London on 14 November

The sixth annual Edmond J. Safra Memorial Lecture, entitled 'Mind the gap: How do we integrate mental and physical healthcare for chronic diseases?', was...


The Michael J. Fox Foundation Launches The $14 Million-Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research

NEW YORK—The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research (MJFF) today announced the opening of its Therapeutic Pipeline Program. This newly created funding mechanism...


The National Parkinson Foundation launches the Aware in Care campaign, with the support of the Edmond J. Safra Philanthropic Foundation

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) announced the launch of the Aware in Care campaign today, the first-ever, nationwide initiative to address the growing problem...