New, Large Neuroscience Institute Will Study a Variety of Brain Disorders

The largest donation ever given to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), will help establish a neuroscience institute that promises to boost the potential for significant advancements in treating conditions like autism and schizophrenia as well as mood and anxiety disorders. “It gives us an opportunity to move forward in those areas where advances are desperately needed,” said Dr. Matthew W. State, Ph.D., professor and chair of psychiatry at the UCSF School of Medicine, which will become part of the new institute. “We haven’t had new therapies in psychiatry in decades.” The UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences was launched with a $185 million gift from Joan and Sanford Weill. The donation was announced last month. It will go toward the construction of a 270,000-square-foot headquarters. The institute will unite…


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