Promoting research to develop personalized medicine for serious life threatening diseases of brain
The focus of advocacy groups supporting mental health consists of both short term and long term goals. The short term goals which are addressed by many non profit organizations include 1) improving access to existing care for everyone; 2) continued education of professionals modernizing the way these conditions are treated, 3) mandatory mental health education in our schools; and 4) removing stigma and to educating public, parents and family members how to look for early signs of depression and anxiety and to address it effectively. The long term goal which is the focus of CHCF is to promote research to 1) identify the root cause(s) of serious mental health conditions, learning disability and neurodevelopmental delays and disorders with mental health manifestations; 2) develop objective unbiased "blood based" diagnostics and 3) develop curative therapies based on these not yet identified or characterized genetic and epigenetic markers. We are about the future! By doing so we will change how we speak about mental health in terms of the diseases of brain that affect our mental health and we will treat these conditions the same as other diseases of brain like Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
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Facilitating scientific research to diagnose and cure serious diseases of brain through genetic and epigenetic technologies and advanced therapies.
The CHCF is a 501(c)(3) organization that I formed in honor of my only son, whom I tragically lost in 2020. He was an incredible athlete and explorer and we shared a tremendous love for solving complex problems through scientific and critical thinking. I was, and always be, honored to be his father. My son will remain in my heart every moment for the rest of my existence. In establishing this foundation, I hope to keep his memory and intrepid spirit alive . Because he always called me a fixer, I don't want to let him down by giving in to despair, grief, and regret. Although I know it's too late to change the past for my beloved son, I feel it's my duty to do whatever is in my power to try to improve the future for others.
Although researchers have identified some correlations between diseases that affect brain function and certain genes, there appear to be many other complex factors at work in these perplexing diseases. The Foundation's goal is to facilitate the development of diagnostics and novel therapies by supporting promising research in genetic or epigenetic phenomena, such as DNA methylation and/or any alterations detected in the transcriptional and translational regulatory machinery. THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX!
Mo Heidaran, Ph.D.,
Cory Heidaran Charitable Foundation
To accelerate research in biomarkers for early diagnosis of high risk conditions that affect brain function and to develop novel targeted curative therapies based on molecular causes of these conditions discovered through epigenetic and genetic research.
Conditions that affect brain will be diagnosed, treated, and cured just like any other diseases someday
Non Profit Board of Directors:
Donal P. Bottaro, Ph.D.
Steve Winitsky, M.D.
Alex Tracy, Ph.D.
John Bishop III, Ph.D.
Daniel Geschwind, M.D. Ph.D.