University-Foundation Relations – BIO Session Summary [FasterCures, June 2015)

In recent years, the nonprofit and academic communities have acknowledged that relationships between nonprofit disease foundations and research institutions are evolving. Although in many ways this evolution presents new and exciting opportunities, these changes have also brought about new conflicts. To advance the discussion around these relationships and brainstorm new paths forward, FasterCures convened more than 15 stakeholders representing both universities and foundations, at a private session conducted in conjunction with the 2015 BIO International Convention held in Philadelphia, PA.