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The mission of
Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation is to conduct, support and encourage research and studies in the general area of infectious diseases, their origination, contagion and cure, for the benefit of the public in Newark NJ, its environs, and around the world. 
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At The Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation, we offer medical research services to promote the field of infectious disease research. For more about funding for scientific research, we invite you to explore our site. 
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“I am aware not only of your great expertise but also of your generosity and the very practical assistance which you offer to so many people here in our area, and indeed, around the world – even to the Vatican.”
Most Reverend John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark

“I write to congratulate you on your 50 years of service at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey. You are truly an icon at Saint Michael’s. We all look up to you with so much respect and gratitude. You have truly dedicated your life to Saint Michael’s.

How often have you taken care of us, free of charge. Your patients have included Cardinals, Archbishops, Bishops, Monsignors, priests, Religious Brothers and Sisters, and Cloistered Nuns. Your expertise and wisdom have helped us all.

Your care of the poor is well known. So often have you reached out, in a selfless way, to take care of the most needy among us. May God reward you for your charity.”
Most Reverend Manuel A. Cruz, D.I., Auxiliary Bishop of Newark 

The Smith Infectious Disease Foundation is once again looking to make small grants to physicians, research projects and medical school institutions who have projects concerning infectious diseases. Please forward a two-page synopsis of the project to:

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Dr. Stephen A. Smith is the Executive Director and Founder, The Smith Center for Infectious Diseases and Urban Health, East Orange, New Jersey

Smith Infectious Diseases Foundation Teams with Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children – for Governor Brendan Byrne Scholarship Contest

The Dr. Leon Smith Infectious Disease Foundation in conjunction with the Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children has created the Governor Brendan Bryne Scholarship.

The Governor Bryne Scholarship is an equal opportunity scholarship open to any freshman, sophomore or junior attending a Catholic high school in the Archdiocese of Newark. The scholarship is based on an essay on Infectious Diseases and the winner will receive a $1,000 grant with the runner-up a $500 grant.

“Our Foundation is pleased to put this program in place to honor an exceptional individual – Brendan Byrne,” said Dr. Smith, the founder of the foundation. “The Governor has been a strong supporter of our initiatives in research and scholarships. This is a small honor for a man who has meant a great deal to the people of New Jersey.”

The Scholarship Fund for Inner-City Children is handling the management of the scholarship and the essay contest. All essays must be in by May 16, 2014.

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