Charles Woodson is an American football defensive back for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). A former Heisman Trophy-winning football player for the University of Michigan and 2009 NFL Defensive Player of the Year for the Green Bay Packers, he is a Super Bowl champion on the field and a champion for children off the field at U-M C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
The Charles Woodson Clinical Research Fund at Mott provides money for research to specifically advance the treatment of illnesses that affect children, including (but not limited to) cancer, congenital heart disease, sickle cell and kidney disorders, and developmental conditions like autism. The fund also supports physician-scientists and research investigators with the greatest potential for impact and innovation move beyond the early stages of development.