UCSF receives largest single donation of 5M for new neuroscience institute

University of California at San Francisco has received its largest single donation ever and will use to construct a new research institute dedicated to neuroscience, university officials said Tuesday. The Weill Family Foundation, along with Sandy and Joan Weill, donated $185 million to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, according to the school. Sandy Weill is the former CEO and chairman of Citigroup. The new institute will help develop new therapies for diseases affecting the brain and nervous system, including psychiatric disorders. Part of the donation will be used to construct a new 270,000-square-foot building at the school’s Mission Bay campus that will serve as the institute’s headquarters. The building will house state-of-the-art research laboratories and clinics for patients suffering from brain and nervous system disorders, university officials said.…


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