Largest Single Donation in UCSF History Unifies Scientists, Physicians, Students in Search for New Treatments for Brain Diseases
Intro from UCSF news services/Pete Farley:
“In the largest-ever gift to UC San Francisco, the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill have donated $185 million to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, in an ambitious effort to accelerate the development of new therapies for diseases affecting the brain and nervous system, including psychiatric disorders.
The gift is one of the largest ever made to support the neurosciences in the United States, and raises philanthropic commitments to UCSF’s neuroscience programs in the last year alone to more than $500 million.
The gift will provide the lead investment for the construction of a new 270,000-square-foot building at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus that will serve as the Weill Institute for Neurosciences headquarters. The new building will house state-of-the-art research laboratories, as well as clinics for patients with brain and nervous system disorders.
In addition, a new UCSF Weill Innovation Fund will provide support for high-risk, high-reward research projects aimed at finding new treatments for neurological and psychiatric illnesses by offering UCSF neuroscientists the freedom and flexibility to advance their most innovative research goals.”
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