Jefferson receives million gift for CRISP initiative

Thomas Jefferson University announced Wednesday that it has received a $20 million gift from philanthropists Vicki and Jack Farber to support clinical and research programs at Jefferson’s neuroscience institute dedicated in the couple’s name. The gift, which raises the Farbers’ total contributions to $35 million, specifically supports Jefferson’s Clinical and Research Integrated Strategic Program (CRISP), which approaches the organization of healthcare based on disease focus rather than specialties or departments. The model strives to create a clinical pathway that will make service more accessible, improve patient experience and deepen collaboration to speed up the pace of research discoveries. “For three decades, Vickie and Jack Farber have been inspiring Jefferson to reimagine how we research and care for neurological conditions, and this incredible gift will help us usher in a new…


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