Already the nation’s leading university for medical research, UCSF continues to expand thanks to a generous and recent donation.
University sources have announced that the University of California, San Francisco has received a $100 million gift to fund new hospitals, world-class faculty and students, and research programs focused on the neurosciences and aging.
To date, billionaire philanthropist Charles “Chuck” Feeney has donated over $394 million in funding which has created advanced facilities and funded important projects around the Mission Bay campus.
Feeney’s donation will help the $1.5 billion hospitals project at UCSF in the opening of a 289-bed hospital complex and a new medical center that will study and treat a range of diseases, from cancer to neurological disorders. The complex is located adjacent to UCSF’s biomedical research campus and includes UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Betty Irene Moore Women’s Hospital, UCSF Bakar Cancer Hospital, and the UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building.
The gift also supports UCSF’s Sandler Neurosciences Center- a five-story, 237,000-square-foot building that opened in 2012, and where UCSF researchers study disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, epilepsy and autism.
In addition to directly funding the expansion of both medical centers and research projects at UCSF, the donation will help recruit the next generation of promising faculty in an increasingly competitive marketplace, and offer scholarship support and housing to students.
UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS, said, “As we celebrate UCSF’s 150th anniversary this year, it is only fitting that we acknowledge the unique role Chuck has played in our history. While his impact has been felt most profoundly during this past decade, his generosity will carry on forever at our University, in the San Francisco community, throughout the Bay Area, and globally, as our faculty and students advance knowledge and provide the finest clinical care. We are honored that he has decided to invest again in UCSF.”
“I get my gratification from knowing that my investments in medical research, education, and the delivery of health care at UCSF will provide lifelong benefits to millions of people not only in the Bay Area but also around the world,” said Feeney.
According to a university press release, UCSF is the nation’s leading university exclusively focused on health. Now celebrating the 150th anniversary of its founding as a medical college, UCSF is dedicated to transforming health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care.
The University of California, San Francisco is a $1 billion research market that employs 4,000 employees, researchers, and students who conduct important life science research every day.
Key funding stats from UCSF:
- A $1.52 billion complex, the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, is due to open its doors in 2015.
- Three health and medical sciences buildings are in the process of being renovated, costing up to $37 million.
- 2012 Life Science R & D Expenditures: $1,018,481,000
As a $1 billion life science research market, UCSF is the perfect place for researchers and lab vendors to meet with one another.
Life science researchers and lab vendors interested in networking with peers while learning about the latest lab technologies and methods can participate in the 24th Biotechnology Vendor Showcase at University of California, San Francisco, Mission Bay on Thursday, June 4, 2015.
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