Support the Ideas to Health Laboratory

Why support the Ideas to Health Laboratory?

Research projects in the Ideas to Health Laboratory aim to identify novel biomarkers and therapeutic targets of disease. While some of the projects are funded by grants from sources such as the National Institutes of Health, donations help the Ideas to Health Laboratory initiate new studies and provide training and mentorship to support scientists researching ideas which transform health.

How your gift can make a difference.

Gifts to the Rheumatology Research Fund enable us to support the Ideas to Health Laboratory’s mission by providing student research experiences and funding pilot studies.  Each gift, no matter how large or small, makes a positive impact on our mission and furthers our standing as one of the nation's reputable laboratories at one of the world's preeminent universities. We invite you to support the Ideas to Health Laboratory in ways that are meaningful to you.

Provides support to enroll one patient in STOP Scleroderma.

Provides support to enroll five patients in the WE-HEAL Study.

Can buy one of many antibodies which are important in Ideas to Health experiments.

Buys lab supplies to assist with tissue culture.

Supports a federal work student research opportunity for one semester.

Provides funding for a pilot project.

How to Give

Support the Ideas to Health Laboratory’s mission to turn clinical observations into translational research projects.  

Gifts to the laboratory enable us to support the Ideas to Health Laboratory’s mission by providing student research experiences and funding pilot studiesEach gift, no matter how large or small, makes a positive impact on our mission and furthers our standing as one of the nation's reputable laboratories at one of the world's preeminent universities.

You can make your gift to the laboratory in a number of ways:

  • By mailing your check, made out to The George Washington University and with "The Shanmugam Laboratory" in the memo line, to:

The George Washington University
2600 Virginia Ave NW, Third Floor
Washington, DC 20037

  • By phone by calling the SMHS Development and Alumni Relations Office at (202) 994-7511

Other Ways to Support the Laboratory

You can also support the Ideas to Health Laboratory through gifts in kind including donated lab equipment, visiting lectures, and volunteering. If you would like to support the lab through a gift in kind contact us at ideastohealth@gwu.edu.