Sanfor Weill and wife donate 5 million to UCSF for neuroscience research

Dive Brief:Former Citigroup chairman Sanford Weill and his wife Joan have donated $185 million to fund a new neuroscience center at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).  The Weill’s donation is the biggest gift UCSF has ever received, and one of the largest ever dedicated to neuroscience. UCSF will help fund the construction of the Institute’s planned 270,000-square-foot headquarters, along with creating a Innovation Fund for advancing development of treatments for neurological and psychiatric diseases.  UCSF has become a magnet for philanthropists who are attracted to its prowess as a medical research institute and teaching facility. Over the past year, more than $500 million has been given to UCSF’s neuroscience programs, according to the University.  Dive Insight: The Weills have been personally touched by the devastating impact neurological diseases can have on patients and…


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