Jefferson neuroscience receives 0K gift for new Stem Cell Center

Jefferson Hospital’s Vicki and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience announced this week that it received a $500,000 gift that will go toward the construction of a new Stem Cell Center for research into neurodegenerative diseases. The donation came from Kimberly Strauss and The Strauss Foundation to commemorate her late father Robert Perry Strauss, who was born at Jefferson and co-founded Pep Boys Auto Stores in 1921. Raised in Merion, Strauss was an All-Philadelphia basketball star at Episcopal Academy and later attended Duke University, where he was named All-Southern Confernce under legendary coach Red Auerbach. The multi-talented Strauss also went on to start in a Hollywood production of ‘Hamlet’ before dedicating his later years to philanthropy. Kimberly Strauss said the donation is meant to celebrate her father’s life from beginning to…


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