The Hartwell Foundation has added UC Davis to its list of the Top 10 Centers of Biomedical Research. For the past 3 years UC Davis was listed as a member-at-large, but this year has been included on their official list. Top Ten research institutions that fully participate in The Hartwell Foundation nomination process receive a Hartwell Biomedical Research Fellowship to fund one postdoctoral candidate of their choice for two years. Centers on the list are also eligible to apply for a Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award.

In selecting each research center of excellence, The Hartwell Foundation takes into account the shared values the institution has with the Foundation relating to children’s health, the presence of an associated medical school and biomedical engineering program, and the quality and scope of ongoing biomedical research. The Foundation also considers the institutional commitment to support collaboration, provide encouragement, and extend technical support to the investigator, especially as related to translational approaches and technology transfer that could promote rapid clinical application of research results.