Boston University School of Medicine


Partner Since 2020

Toffler Scholar Program

Boston University School of Medicine is dedicated to the development of a diverse group of exceptional students, trainees, and faculty who are deeply committed to the study and practice of medicine, to biomedical research, and to public health. 

The Toffler Scholar Program provides crucial early-stage funding and network support for researchers at Boston University School of Medicine. Researchers are chosen to become Toffler Scholars due to their innovative thinking and research excellence.

“We appreciate the opportunity to implement the Toffler Scholar Program at Boston University School of Medicine. We hope this will be the beginning of a fruitful relationship with the Karen Toffler Charitable Trust to support early-stage, cutting edge research on Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Given the Toffler’s work, this seems a particularly fitting investment in the future.”

- Dean Karen Antman
Provost of the Medical Campus and Dean of Boston University School of Medicine

Toffler Scholars


Vijaya B. Kolachalama, PhD

Shangran Qiu

Chonghua Xue

Dr. Prajakta Joshi

Matthew Miller 

Toffler Scholar Spotlights


Dr. Kolachalama

Dr. Kolachalama earned the Toffler Scholar Award in 2021 at Boston University. He holds a faculty position at Boston University School of Medicine along with an appointment within the Department of Computer Science at Boston University, where he is studying how advanced AI approaches can make a significant difference in the diagnostic space in medicine.


$40,000 In Funding To-Date

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