Fostering creativity in biomedical research

The Lawrence Ellison Foundation supports basic biomedical research on aging relevant to understanding lifespan development processes and age-related diseases and disabilities.

About the Aging Program

The world's 60-and-over population increased by more than 12 million persons in 1995 alone, reaching a total of 550 million.

By the year 2025, 1.2 billion people will be 60 or older. Improvements in health care and disease prevention have the potential to create economic benefit to, and to dramatically improve the quality of life of, millions of individuals. Significant breakthroughs in understanding the basic biological processes that underlie aging and age-related diseases are the best hope we have for achieving genuine prevention or amelioration of age-related debilitation and disease.

EMF Accomplishments and Impact on Biomedical Discovery

Having guided the Ellison Medical Foundation's (later the Lawrence Ellison Foundation) support of biomedical research since 2012, Dr. Kevin Lee has stepped down as Executive Director in April, 2018. Dr Lee says: "The Foundation's investments have catalyzed and nurtured entirely new and important fields of biomedical research and discovery that will have long lasting benefit to human health. I am immensely proud of what the Foundation and its grantees have accomplished and profoundly grateful to Larry Ellison for his generosity and vision."