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Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Name: Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Description: HHMI, a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. The Institute spent $776 million for research and distributed $1.6 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2010.

HHMI’s flagship program in biomedical research rests on the conviction that scientists of exceptional talent, commitment, and imagination will make fundamental biological discoveries for the betterment of human health if they receive the resources, time, and freedom to pursue challenging questions. Approximately 330 investigators, selected through rigorous national competitions, currently include 13 Nobel Prize winners and 147 members of the National Academy of Sciences. Hughes laboratories, found at 70 U.S. universities, research institutes, medical schools, and affiliated hospitals, employ nearly 700 postdocs and provide training opportunities for more than 1,000 graduate students each year.

Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 3,000 individuals across the United States. It has an endowment of $14.8 billion.
Abbreviation: HHMI
Super-category: Lead institution
URL: http://www.hhmi.org/
Id: nlx_98347
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DefinitionHHMI, a nonprofit medical research organiz HHMI, a nonprofit medical research organization that ranks as one of the nation’s largest philanthropies, plays a powerful role in advancing biomedical research and science education in the United States. The Institute spent $776 million for research and distributed $1.6 million in grant support for science education in fiscal year 2010.

HHMI’s flagship program in biomedical research rests on the conviction that scientists of exceptional talent, commitment, and imagination will make fundamental biological discoveries for the betterment of human health if they receive the resources, time, and freedom to pursue challenging questions. Approximately 330 investigators, selected through rigorous national competitions, currently include 13 Nobel Prize winners and 147 members of the National Academy of Sciences. Hughes laboratories, found at 70 U.S. universities, research institutes, medical schools, and affiliated hospitals, employ nearly 700 postdocs and provide training opportunities for more than 1,000 graduate students each year.

Founded in 1953 by aviator and industrialist Howard R. Hughes, HHMI is headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland, and employs more than 3,000 individuals across the United States. It has an endowment of $14.8 billion.
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Is part ofUnited States Department of Health and Human Services granting agency  +
LabelHoward Hughes Medical Institute  +
ModifiedDate15 July 2014  +
SuperCategoryLead institution  +