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The Academy of Natural Sciences Albert M. Greenfield Digital Imaging Center

Harnessing Technology for Museum Research, Information and Education

academyofnaturalsciences1In 1998, the Academy of Natural Sciences established The Albert M. Greenfield Digital Imaging Center for Collections (GIC) with a grant from The Albert M. Greenfield Foundation.  Since then, the Academy has made extensive use of output from the Center for research, information dissemination, and education.  Digitized images of items from the Academy’s collections have been used for web pages and in databases, in scholarly and scientific publications, and for a broad range of communications purposes. 

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University of Pennsylvania's Dr. John Fantuzzo

Making Urban Education Work for Children

Dr. John Fantuzzo is the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the University of Pennsylvania whose groundbreaking scholarship on young children and school-based early learning programs is funded by the Foundation.  For years, Dr. Fantuzzo has been building scientific knowledge that benefits vulnerable populations of children, mostly in urban, low-income settings.

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Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

childrens_hospital_of_philadelphia_20090407_1137797352Just 20 years ago, the developing fetus was a mystery to doctors. It was around that time that physicians now working at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) in the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment began to look at prenatal diagnosis and treatment more closely. Dr. Alan Flake, Director of the Center, is leading that effort. Prenatal testing is readily available for many genetic disorders affecting the development of a baby. Generally, though, these conditions can only be treated after a baby is born and develops the symptoms of a disease.

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The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society

Empowering People Through Horticulture

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Through its Philadelphia Green program, the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) has worked for more than 30 years in partnership with residents, community groups, government, and businesses to empower people through horticulture and transform the urban environment through greening.  Begun as a neighborhood gardening project in 1974, Philadelphia Green has helped hundreds of city residents launch vibrant community gardens. These gardens replace blight with beauty and help forge community bonds among people of varied backgrounds, often serving as catalysts for further neighborhood revitalization.

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Highlighted Grantees

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: Empowering People Through Horticulture

University of Pennsylvania's Dr. John Fantuzzo: Making Urban Education Work for Children

The Academy of Natural Sciences Albert M Greenfield Digital Imaging Center: Harnessing Technology for Museum Research, Information and Education