UC San Francisco gains 5M neuroscience research gift

In the largest ever gift to the University of California, San Francisco, the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford Weill have donated $185 million to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. In what the foundation calls an “ambitious effort,” the new cash boost is designed to speed up the development of new drug therapies for diseases affecting the brain and nervous system, including psychiatric disorders. The gift is one of the largest ever made to support the neurosciences in the U.S., according to its statement, and raises philanthropic commitments to UCSF’s neuroscience programs in the last year to more than $500 million. The grant will provide the lead investment for the construction of a new 270,000-square-foot building at UCSF’s Mission Bay campus–which will now serve as the Weill…


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