Brain Mapping Foundation tackles COVID-19 pandemic through science, technology, innovation, and policy endorsing California Proposition 14-2020
Proposition 14-2020 provides $5.5B in total to continue stem cell research including $1.5B for the support of research and development of treatments toward neurological disorders.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Brain Mapping Foundation (BMF) and Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT) have been on the forefront of combatting COVID-19 with their enormous network of scientists, physicians, and engineers worldwide. BMF and SBMT formed a COVID-19 global taskforce in February of 2020 and by the first week of March they were connected to 5 different global taskforces in Asia, South America, North America, Middle East and India in real time. “Our taskforce coordinated efforts with our global membership and collaborators to rapidly advance our understanding of COVID-19,” said Vicky Yamamoto, Ph.D., Executive Director of SBMT, Co-Chair of COVID-19 Taskforce and Cancer Scientist, USC-Keck School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and USC-Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
The Foundation distributed near 500 food servings to medical staffs at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s COVID ward and California Rehabilitation Institute during the curfew in LA. Two-truck loads of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) were donated to the City of Hope Cancer Center in collaboration with Mr. Bobak Kalhor, Apex Studio. “We diligently care for immune compromised cancer patients. Cancer care needs to continue regardless of the COVID-19 pandemic. The generous gift of PPE from Brain Mapping Foundation helped us stay on mission in caring for our vulnerable patient population,” said Ellie Maghami, M.D., F.A.C.S., Chief, Division of Otolaryngology, the Norman and Sadie