Harry Winston has announced a $1 million gift to the Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA’s Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute that will establish the newly minted Harry Winston Fellowship Fund.
The fund will support the work of young pediatric physician-scientists who are conducting research to prevent, treat, and cure disease and illnesses in children.
Harry Winston Fellows and fund recipients will be chosen annually by an internal selection committee led by Dr. Sherin Devaskar, Physician-in-Chief of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and Executive Director of the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute. The Harry Winston Fellows will represent physician-scientists in their second and third year of fellowship who have demonstrated a commitment to a career in academic medicine.
The 2014 Harry Winston Fellows will be announced at the second annual Kaleidoscope Ball, benefiting the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute, on April 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, CA. The three fellows, whose appointment as Harry Winston Fellows is pending, will attend the second annual Kaleidoscope Ball. Collectively, the three fellows are researching diseases that affect children and families worldwide.
Says Harry Winston CEO Nayla Hayek of the decision to create the Fund, “The Los Angeles community holds a very special meaning for Harry Winston. It is where Mr. Winston spent his own childhood, and first began to realize his passion and future would be in precious jewels. Through the Harry Winston Fellowship Fund, we are so proud to support the vital work of these talented young physician-scientists. It is our hope that through their innovative research and groundbreaking ideas, all children will have the opportunity for a more brilliant and healthy future, to realize their own dreams.”