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2013
First Mellon Scholars Appointed to Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Press Release
The Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC has named Stephen Maricich, MD, PhD, and Timothy Sanders, MD, PhD, as the first two physician-scientists in its Mellon Scholars Program, which enables promising physician-scientists in the early stages of their careers to pursue potential breakthrough research projects in biomedicine.

2012
Future vaccines may target cell proteins
The University of Pittsburgh University Times
Work from Dr. Kolls’ lab, published online in Immunity, shows a potential new approach for vaccine development. By stimulating specialized immune cells to recognize foreign cell membrane proteins that are shared across bacterial species, vaccines could become more effective against multi-drug resistant organisms.

2011
Mellon Foundation establishes new institute at Rangos Research Center (PDF)
The National Herald
The Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research will be located within Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Rangos Research Center and will be headed by leading geneticist and pulmonary specialist Jay K. Kolls, MD.

2008
Boy Wonders: A new center focuses on children and medical marvels
Pitt Magazine
Many children soon will experience medical marvels thanks to a $23 million gift from the Richard King Mellon Foundation. The gift supports a new pediatric health research center in partnership with the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital of UPMC. The new Richard King Mellon Foundation Institute for Pediatric Research will explore ways to prevent and treat childhood diseases at the cellular and molecular levels.

2007
Pediatric research incubator born
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Mellon Foundation: $23 million for child health institute
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A ground-breaking gift of $23 Million dollars by the Richard King Mellon Foundation to the University of Pittsburgh to create the Institute for Pediatric Research is widely publicized across the region.

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