Mental Health Advocate Donates M To Scripp Research

The Scripps Research Institute announced Wednesday that it has received a $5.65 million gift from a San Diego mental health advocate and founder of TSRI’s Dorris Neuroscience Center. The gift from Helen Dorris will boost the center’s endowment. The new amount of the endowment was not disclosed. James Paulson, acting president and CEO, said Dorris’ “gifts help make possible discoveries that deepen our understanding of the nervous system and underscores her belief that neurosciences is at the threshold of advancing new treatments for devastating neurological conditions.” Dorris, a San Diego State University professor emeritus, founded the TSRI neuroscience center in 1999 with a commitment of $10 million. The center was originally named the Harold L. Dorris Neurological Research Center in her brother’s honor. She later founded the Helen L. Dorris…


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