Knowledge is the most democratic source of power.

- Alvin Toffler, Powershift


Targeting Breakthroughs in Early-Stage Medical Research

Many of humanity’s most intractable challenges are also our most personally impactful. Issues like poverty, access to clean water, and education inequality threaten life around the globe. Among these critical human issues, medical challenges rank high. Our own health, and the health of our loved ones, is simultaneously an impactful concern for many of us…
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The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust Commits $330,000 to Help Advance Vital Early-Stage Medical Research

Los Angeles, CA, October 7, 2020  The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) today announced that it has committed $330,000 to continue its support of transformative medical research. The funding is primarily being allocated through the Toffler Scholar Program to support researchers at six universities. Funds also will be directed toward research organizations working in the…
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The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust Launches to Solve the Funding and Support Gap for Early-stage Medical Research

The Trust honors the legacy of Alvin and Heidi Toffler by supporting future-focused medical research Los Angeles, CA, June 18, 2020 — The Karen Toffler Charitable Trust (KTCT) is pleased to announce the public launch of its newly expanded organization. This evolution positions the nonprofit to provide financial and network support for university researchers innovating…
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Alzheimer's Disease in Women

Former Toffler Scholar Dr. Elizabeth Rose Mayeda was part of the team that presented research that begins to give us insight into why Alzheimer's disease affects more women than men and why the disease seems to progress more quickly in women's brains.

Effectiveness of Masks in Reducing COVID-19 Spread

Dr. Yifang Zhu, a professor in the Department of Environmental Health Sciences and associate dean for academic programs at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, found that even simple cloth masks provide significant protections against COVID-19 transmission.


A new study shows the relationship between surgery and Alzheimer's disease

A new study proposes that major surgery is a promoter or accelerator of Alzheimer's disease. While researchers have known that patients experience cognitive deterioration after surgery for a while there are few studies that relate it to Alzheimer’s disease.

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