Sandy Weill donates 5M to UCSF for neuroscience research

Former Citigroup Chairman Sandy Weill, his wife Joan, and The Weill Family Foundation are donating $185 million to the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. Advances in medical research have largely focused on cancer and cardiovascular diseases, whereas studies on the brain have only recently begun to gain traction. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, autism and multiple sclerosis, strike an estimated 50 million Americans each year. The gift, which is one of the largest ever made to support the neurosciences in the United States, is also the largest single donation to UCSF in the university’s history. It raises philanthropic commitments to the university’s neuroscience programs in the past year to more than $500 million.…


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