Grants

Category Alternative Medicine

2016 $155,000

Comer Children’s Hospital

Project Title
Integrative Medicine Residency Program, Complementary and Alternative Services and Outpatient Clinic
Amount
$45,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2016
Location
Chicago, IL

Second year of a three-year grant ($15,000 in 2015; $45,000 in 2016; $40,000 in 2017) to support the expansion of the Integrative Medicine Program and Integrated Comfort Team. The funding will cover continued support of residency training program for integrative/alternative medicine; research opportunities for further CAM exploration; expansion of CAM offerings in the areas of nutrition, yoga, meditation and acupuncture; the addition of CAM outpatient clinic.

The Pediatric Comfort Team was launched by the hospital to address the suffering and pain of children with serious, chronic illness. The “team” uses CAM to optimize the quality of life for children receiving palliative care with a focus on treating underserved children, reflecting a growing recognition that a palliative care team is a critical part of a comprehensive pediatric oncology program.

FD NOW

Project Title
Lab Research at Laboratory for Familial Dysautonomia
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2016
Location
Buffalo Grove, IL

FD NOW supports groundbreaking research that drives more efficient treatments and cures for FD patients. The matching grant is for Research, performed at Fordham University, for the expansion of accelerated scientific research to find new alternative medicine treatments to remedy the osteoporotic effects of FD through the identification of compounds that will produce a significant reduction in the symptoms of FD and eventually find a cure for the disease.

JourneyCare

Project Title
CAM Therapies for Seriously Ill Children
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2016
Location
Barrington, IL

This grant builds on past Oberweiler Foundation support of JourneyCare’s merged partner Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care. Building on the best practices at Horizon, JourneyCare seeks to enhance seriously ill children’s quality of life by relieving or reducing physical and emotional symptoms through Complementary and Alternative therapies. CAM visits focus on art, massage, and music therapies.

Maryville Academy

Project Title
Complementary Medicine Symptom Assessment Management Program (CAM-SAM)
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2016
Location
Des Plaines, IL

This trail blazing effort is designed to lessen pain and suffering of medically fragile and technology dependent children ages birth through 21 who have life-threatening and/or terminal illnesses and are currently residing in transitional care facilities. Complementary therapies used include massage and music. CAM-SAM, the first program of its kind in pediatric transitional care, will be a ground-breaking initiative that might well be the only such program in the United States at this time.

North Shore University Health System Foundation

Project Title
Pediatric Services in Integrative Medicine; Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Amount
$35,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2016
Location
Evanston, IL

Second of a two-year grant ($15,000 in 2015; $35,000 in 2016) to provide access to integrative medicine services for children of medically underserved and low income families with difficult to treat conditions including neuromuscular disease, chronic respiratory illness, gastrointestinal dysfunction, behavioral disorders, and cancer. The objective of the program is to provide relief from pain and anxiety for children of families without insurance or adequate financial resources. In addition the grant will fund tuition for one Integrative Medicine fellow who would complete a fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

2015 $80,000

Comer Children’s Hospital

Project Title
Integrative Medicine Residency Program, Complementary and Alternative Services and Outpatient Clinic
Amount
$15,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2015
Location
Chicago, IL

First year of a three-year grant ($15,000 in 2015; $45,000 in 2016; $40,000 in 2017) to support the expansion of the Integrative Medicine Program and Integrated Comfort Team. The funding will cover continued support of the residency training program for integrative/alternative medicine; research opportunities for further CAM exploration; expansion of CAM offerings in the areas of nutrition, yoga, meditation and acupuncture; the addition of CAM outpatient clinic. The Pediatric Comfort Team was launched by the hospital to address the suffering and pain of children with serious, chronic illness. The “team” uses CAM to optimize the quality of life for children receiving palliative care with a focus on treating underserved children, reflecting a growing recognition that a palliative care team is a critical part of a comprehensive pediatric oncology program.

FD Now

Project Title
Lab Research at Laboratory for Familial Dysautonomia
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2015
Location
Buffalo Grove, IL

FD NOW supports groundbreaking research that drives more efficient treatments and cures for FD patients. The matching grant is for research, performed at Fordham University, for the expansion of accelerated scientific research to find new alternative medicine treatments to remedy the osteoporotic effects of FD through the identification of compounds that will produce a significant reduction in the symptoms of FD and eventually find a cure for the disease.

Maryville Academy’s Children’s Healthcare Center

Project Title
Complementary Medicine Symptom Assessment Management Program (CAM-SAM)
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2015
Location
Des Plaines, IL

This trail blazing effort is designed to lessen pain and suffering of medically fragile and technology dependent children ages birth through 21 who have life-threatening and/or terminal illnesses and are currently residing in transitional care facilities. CAM-SAM, the first program of its kind in pediatric transitional care, will be a ground-breaking initiative that might well be the only such program in the United States at this time.

North Shore University Healthsystem

Project Title
Pediatric Services in Integrative Medicine; Integrative Medicine Fellowship
Amount
$15,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2015
Location
Evanston, IL

First of a two-year grant ($15,000 in 2015; $35,000 in 2016) to provide access to integrative medicine services for children of medically underserved and low income families with difficult to treat conditions including neuromuscular disease, chronic respiratory illness, gastrointestinal dysfunction, behavioral disorders, and cancer. The objective of the program is to provide relief from pain and anxiety for children of families without insurance or adequate financial resources. In addition the grant will fund tuition for one Integrative Medicine fellow who would complete a fellowship at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine.

2014 $126,380

FD Now

Project Title
Lab Research at Laboratory for Familial Dysautonomia
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2014
Location
Buffalo Grove, IL

FD NOW supports groundbreaking research that drives more efficient treatments and cures for FD patients. The matching grant is for research, performed at Fordham University, for the expansion of accelerated scientific research to find new alternative medicine treatments to remedy the osteoporotic effects of FD through the identification of compounds that will produce a significant reduction in the symptoms of FD and eventually find a cure for the disease.

Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care

Project Title
CAM Therapies for Children Program
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2014
Location
Chicago, IL

A philanthropic program that assists children facing life-limiting illness with CAM pain and symptom management hospice while they continue to pursue aggressive, curative treatments. These treatments will, typically, be provided in the comfort of the patient’s home. (merged with JourneyCare)

Maryville Academy’s Children’s Healthcare Center

Project Title
Complementary Medicine Symptom Assessment Management Program (CAM-SAM)
Amount
$50,880
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2014
Location
Des Plaines, IL

This trail blazing effort is designed to lessen pain and suffering of medically fragile and technology dependent children ages birth through 21 who have life-threatening and/or terminal illnesses and are currently residing in transitional care facilities. CAM-SAM, the first program of its kind in pediatric transitional care, will be a ground-breaking initiative that might well be the only such program in the United States at this time.

North Shore University Healthsystem

Project Title
Pediatric Services in Integrative Medicine
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2014
Location
Evanston, IL

Final year of a four-year grant for $25,000 per year to provide access to integrative medicine services for children of medically underserved and low income families with difficult to treat conditions including neuromuscular disease, chronic respiratory illness, gastrointestinal dysfunction, behavioral disorders, and cancer. The objective of the program is to provide relief from pain and anxiety for children of families without insurance or adequate financial resources.

2013 $49,800

Comer Children’s Hospital

Project Title
Integrative Medicine Residency Program
Amount
$24,800
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2013
Location
Chicago, IL

The second year of a $48,300 two-year grant to support a residency training program for integrative/alternative medicine, including training for the next generation of pediatricians in integrative medicine, as well as funding for iPads, biofeedback and additional resources for pediatric patients that are coping with serious illness and pain. The program also provides nurse training in complementary and alternative medicine. The Pediatric Comfort Team was launched by the hospital to address the suffering and pain of children with serious, chronic illness. The team uses CAM to optimize the quality of life for children receiving palliative care with a focus on treating underserved children, reflecting a growing recognition that a palliative care team is a critical part of a comprehensive pediatric oncology program.

Horizon Hospice & Palliative Care

Project Title
CAM Therapies for Children Program
Amount
$25,000
Category
Alternative Medicine
Year
2013
Location
Chicago, IL

A philanthropic program that assists children facing life-limiting illness with CAM pain and symptom management hospice while they continue to pursue aggressive, curative treatments. These treatments will, typically, be provided in the comfort of the patient’s home. (merged with JourneyCare)

Total: $411,180