FOR 25 YEARS OUR MISSIOn and goal has been to:

Help and educate health care professionals in how to better meet the emotional needs of their patients

The Nathaniel Wharton Fund for Research and Education in Brain, Body and Behavior was established in 1991 at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to enhance the quality of medical care around the world.

The Fund is designed to address the emotional and mental stress that invariably accompany and influence illness and disease.

The Fund’s goal is to educate health care professionals and students in how to better meet the emotional needs of their patients. Through its research, teaching, and publications in medical journals all over the world, the Wharton Fund has improved and enhanced the standards of medical practice.

Aid to the Wharton Fund goes toward teaching and research focused on mind/body relationships in patient care.



Contributions to the Wharton Fund are tax-deductible.


Nathaniel Wharton Fund For Research In Brain Body and Behavior Inc. is a Medical Research Organization based in New York 

The foundation was founded in 1992 at Columbia University Medical Center to provide venture capital for innovative bio-behavioral research.

The Nathaniel Wharton Fund serves a unique function in support of innovative biomedical research at the intersection of mind, brain, and behavior with physical illness.  
The Fund supports a broad variety of projects in basic research, clinical care, and teaching at the Columbia University Medical Center. All activities are directed at finding practical ways to incorporate mind-body issues into the practices of medicine. 
The Fund also provides ongoing support for Columbia University Cardiovascular Psychophysiology Laboratory, a central facility for research in mind-body interactions. 
The Fund's small size permits the rapid support of innovative projects as new mind-body medical issues arise.  
Since 1997, approximately $1.9 million in Wharton Fund research support has resulted in more than $50 million of funding.