Founded in 2006, the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) is a private foundation committed to open and highly integrated collaboration among investigators participating in goal-directed discovery and clinical research to prevent, reduce, or eliminate disabling and life-threatening illnesses. The AMRF aims to create a culture of scientific discovery and clinical application directed by scientists who are not obligated to search for the cure of a single disease. Our research model calls for investigators to collaborate with peers at multiple institutions within the context of creative, risk-taking approaches that may yield much more than incremental progress. We ask and encourage investigators to find common denominators across diseases with regards to the genes, cells, molecules, and pathways involved.
The AMRF currently funds several collaborative translational research programs in specific areas of oncology and neurology.