Billionaire bankrolls new brain science center at UC San Francisco

Former banker Sanford Weill transformed the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York with more than half-a-billion in donations in recent years. Now he is pivoting to the West Coast, pledging $185 million to create a neuroscience institute at the University of California, San Francisco.The gift from the the man who once led Citigroup and his wife, Joan, is the largest in UCSF history and among the largest anywhere dedicated to the study of brain disease and psychiatric disorders. “Neurosciences appear to be way behind the discovery and science” in fields such as cancer and cardiology, and as lifespans lengthen, “more people are going to be facing these neurodegenerative diseases,” Sanford Weill said in explaining his decision to underwrite a brain science center. article continues after advertisement In a telephone interview, he called…


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