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UCSF Gifted $40M for Medical Center by "Angel" Investor

Posted by Robert Larkin on Fri, Feb 06, 2015


The UC San Francisco Medical Center is home to some of nation’s best doctors, industry-leading bio-researchers, and most recently, an angel. UCSF is proudly unveiling a new outpatient medical building- thanks to a $40 million gift from “angel investor” and philanthropist Ron Conway and his family.

The generous gift is intended to fund the 207,500-square-foot outpatient medical building at the new UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, which is expected to see in excess of 1,500 outpatient visits per day. The building will house outpatient services for women, children and cancer patients as of February 1, 2015. In addition to housing a 289-bed hospital complex, The UCSF Ron Conway Family Gateway Medical Building will also serve as a teaching facility for students and includes a cancer clinic, women’s health clinic, and a pediatric clinic.

According to a university press release, the new building “will enhance UCSF’s ecosystem of innovation by putting physicians in close proximity to researchers and near biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies in Mission Bay and beyond.

The new cancer hospital, for example, will sit near the UCSF Helen Diller Family Cancer Research Building, where every day leading scientists are seeking causes and cures for cancer. (It) will integrate research and medical advancements with patient-focused, compassionate care.​”

Ron Conway earned his “wings” as the founder of SV Angel, a member of the UCSF Medical Center Campaign Cabinet and the UCSF Foundation Board.

“Ron and Gayle have been true partners with UCSF for more than a decade, and we are extremely grateful for their ongoing support. This building is significant for the connection it provides between the high-quality medical care patients will receive at our three specialty hospitals as inpatients, and the groundbreaking continuing care they will receive as outpatients,” said Sam Hawgood, MBBS, chancellor of UCSF.

As a supporter and philanthropist to neurodegenerative disease research and treatment through the UCSF Neuroscience Initiative, Ron Conway and his family are a shining example of the support that the medical research community receives at UCSF. This generous $40 million gift from the Conway family promises to bring thousands of outpatients under the same roof with the researchers, clinicians, and scientists that are integral to their treatment and recovery.

Enjoy a time lapse video of the new construction here:



This expansion is not the only example of significant funding relevant to UCSF medicine, however. Other notable and recent funding statistics from University of San Francisco, Mission Bay include:

  • UCSF is a $1 billion research market located within a $3 billion camp
  • UCSF Life Science R & D Expenditures for FY 2012 were $1,018,481,000
  • The university has 4,000 employees, researchers, and students, as well as five Nobel Prize winners.
  • Three health and medical sciences buildings are in the process of being renovated, costing up to $37 million 

The University of San Francisco Medical Center, Mission Bay is home to some of California’s leading bioresearchers, and represents a growing marketing opportunity for vendors of laboratory equipment and consumables. As the campus continues to expand, so does the need for cutting-edge biotechnology, laboratory equipment and consumables. 

Laboratory suppliers that would like to increase lab sales by marketing directly to eminent and well-funded researchers can target the UC San Francisco marketplace by attending the 10th Biotechnology Vendor Showcase™ Event at UC San Francisco, Mission Bay on February 26, 2015

By visiting UCSF researchers on their own campus at shows like this one, vendors make valuable industry connections and maximize their products exposure directly with the researchers and scientists that need them. Last year’s event at UCSF attracted 292 attendees, including 107 purchasing agents, professors and post docs, and 47 lab managers from 16 different research buildings and 44 on-campus departments.

Click below to learn more about increasing your products' exposure in the UCSF research market by becoming an exhibitor. 

Exhibit At UCSF

Tags: CA, University of Californa San Francisco Mission Bay, 2015, San Francisco, SFVS, Research Funding, new medical buildings, Biotechnology Vendor Showcase Event

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