Champalimaud Foundation - Lisbon, Portugal
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member manchanegra
N 38° 41.640 W 009° 13.248
29S E 480798 N 4282843
Quick Description: The Champalimaud Foundation, based in Lisbon, Portugal, aimed at research on cancer and neuroscience.
Location: Lisboa, Portugal
Date Posted: 12/6/2011 5:22:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMD8X5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
The Champalimaud Foundation, based in Lisbon, Portugal, was created at the bequest of the late Portuguese industrialist and entrepreneur, António de Sommer Champalimaud. At the end of 2004 it was officially incorporated as the Anna de Sommer Champalimaud and Dr. Carlos Montez Champalimaud Foundation, in honour of the benefactor’s parents. As stipulated by António Champalimaud prior to his death, Leonor Beleza, former Portuguese Minister of Health, is the Foundation’s President.

The Champalimaud Foundation features diagnostic and treatment units for cancer patients on the lower floors and research labs above, aimed at research on cancer and neuroscience. It supports individual researchers and research teams working at the cutting edge of biomedical science. It aims to stimulate novel theoretical and practical methodologies by utilising the experience of both research scientists and medical practitioners.

The impact of progressive research – basic, applied and clinical - is typically far-reaching, affecting how illnesses and diseases are diagnosed and treated throughout the world. The Champalimaud Foundation aims to maximise the work being done in the fields of cancer research and neuroscience. Another primary objective is to make advances in the field of international vision research. As a result of this, the Foundation intends to make a significant contribution to the fight against vision-related illness and disease.

As it is a private organisation, the scope for the research initiatives and funding programmes of the Champalimaud Foundation is unrestrained by national borders. If a particular country is in a better position – governmentally, clinically and/or institutionally – to accommodate a certain type of biomedical research, the Foundation has the flexibility and freedom to respond quickly and to lend its support.

The Champalimaud Foundation has a long-term commitment to supporting biomedical science.

From the foundation website
Name of Organization: Champalimaud Foundation

Type of Organization: Non-Profit/Charitable Organization

Type of Mounting: Free Standing Flagpole

Location: In front of the Building

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