The Science of Giving
A current beneficiary of Will Caruth’s largess, Kim Orth is a Caruth Biomedical Scholar and professor in the Department of Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Her research focuses on bacteriahost interactions and contributes lifesaving knowledge about pathogens that cause everything from bubonic plague to food poisoning.
The Caruth Scholars
WILLIAM WALTER CARUTH, JR. started a construction and building suply company during the Great Depression. He went on to achieve legendary success in land development before his death in 1990. A passionate philanthropist, Caruth gave generously to his favorite causes: education, scientific and medical research, and public safety. In 1997, the W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation at CFT made a major grant to UT Southwestern Medical Center to create Caruth Scholars in Medical Research. The program enables 20 of the world’s brightest young medical scientists to work in the most promising areas of research under the school’s prestigious faculty, whose concentration of Nobel laureates is the world’s highest. Will Caruth wanted to support scientists making profound discoveries. Today’s medical scientists continue to discover the effects of his generosity.
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