The Community Foundation for Brevard awarded Florida Tech a $36,000 grant to fund research into Alzheimer’s disease and lung cancer. The funds, from the Kenneth R. Finken and Dorothy Hallam Finken Endowment, will go toward cause-and-cure research projects spearheaded by Shaohua Xu, associate professor of biological sciences, and Nezamoddin Nezamoddini-Kachouie, assistant professor of mathematical sciences.
“This is a wonderful example of how philanthropy impacts work occurring in our community that may lead to far-reaching and significant outcomes,” said Sandi Scannelli, the Foundation’s president and CEO. \”The Community Foundation for Brevard is proud of its association with Florida Tech and the Finken family and their special support for cause and cure research.”
Kenneth Finken was agraduateof Columbia University and held four patents. He retired from the Government Electronic Systems division of Harris Corporation.
The grant is the seventh awarded to Florida Tech from the Community Foundation’s Kenneth R. Finken and Dorothy Hallam Finken Endowment Fund for medical research.