PolyBio President Dr. Amy Proal works to expand research projects

(Medford MA, January 9, 2024) – PolyBio Research Foundation is excited to announce a new grant from the Silver Giving Foundation. The grant will support PolyBio’s internal operations, enabling the organization to optimize support for its network of global scientific collaborators. This grant will enable PolyBio to:

  • Support President Dr. Amy Proal on daily operations including administration of existing grant contracts and project milestone reports;
  • Expand development efforts, to bring in more funding to support cutting-edge scientific research;
  • Increase social media activity and add website visual content — including providing more updates on current and planned research; and
  • Extend the Symposium Series. This past year, the Organization successfully launched its online Fall Symposium where PolyBio-supported scientists gave updates on key Long COVID, ME/CFS and related research projects. Another Symposium is planned for 2024 with an expanded group of participants and presentations.

“The work of PolyBio is so important to the Long COVID, ME/CFS and related complex conditions communities. Their disposition to really lean into collaboration and partnership is incredibly inspiring and necessary to find treatments and cures to these vexing, debilitating conditions,” says Phil Halperin, President of Silver Giving Foundation  “We hope our operating grant inspires others to join PolyBio in its quest to bring relief to these deserving patients.”

“We are deeply grateful to the Silver Giving Foundation for believing that support for PolyBio’s internal operations will pay off manifold in future support for research,” says Katie Bach, Chair of PolyBio’s Board of Directors. The Sliver Givings grant also compliments pro bono support PolyBio is receiving from Michael Brown, who joined the Organization as Senior Advisor in 2023 to lead non-profit management activities.