American Thoracic Society Receives $400,000 from A. Sonia Buist – Highest Lifetime Donor in ATS History

A. Sonia Buist, MD, a past president of the American Thoracic Society and an advocate for global public health policy and respiratory health, has donated $400,000 to the Society, making her the ATS’s highest lifetime donor in its history. Her gift will support the ATS/MECOR Women’s Leadership Program, a new visionary program to enhance leadership capabilities in African women.

$6.5 Million Legacy Gift Enhances Emergency Medicine across University Hospitals

A significant estate gift of $6.5 million from the late Arthur D. and Kazuko Maine will support emergency medical care across the University Hospitals health system, expanding the now named Arthur D. and Kazuko Maine Trauma Unit at UH Ahuja Medical Center, establishing the first two endowed positions within emergency medicine at UH and supporting an endowed chair for orthopedic trauma.

5 Tips to Prevent the Most Common Pickleball Injuries

You can learn more about sports medicine and the Chicago pro pickleball team at the Chicago Sports Summit, hosted by Midwest Orthopaedics at RUSH. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is open to the public. Get your tickets to attend and support orthopedic research at RUSH.

FAU Receives $750,000 Philanthropic Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease

A $750,000 philanthropic grant from the Carl Angus DeSantis Foundation will help FAU develop partnerships and programs that will establish best practice for coordinated care and research for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

$50 million gift to expand health sciences research at Virginia Tech

The Richmond, Virginia-based Red Gates Foundation recently committed $50 million to the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC to accelerate health sciences research at Virginia Tech. The gift is among the largest ever made to the university.

FAU Receives $11.5 Million Gift to Combat Life-threating Illness, Amyloidosis

Because amyloidosis doesn’t affect a specific organ and can be present throughout the body including the heart, kidneys, liver and brain, unraveling the underlying cause of amyloid fibril creation – a hallmark of this disease – is complex and challenging. A monumental $11.5 million gift from philanthropists Ann and John Wood will enable FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine to create a game-changing infrastructure using a whole-body approach and multi-disciplinary team.

Run, Walk, Roll in Support of JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute at the 15th Annual Miles for Minds 5K

Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Miles for Minds 5K Race to support Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute, located at Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center. The race will take place on Sunday, July 30 at Roosevelt Park in Edison.

Susan and Henry Samueli give $50 million to UC Irvine’s engineering school

The creation of three new multidisciplinary research institutes in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering is being made possible by a $50 million gift from Susan and Henry Samueli to the University of California, Irvine. Unified under the banner “Engineering+,” the Engineering+Health Institute, Engineering+Society Institute and Engineering+Environment Institute will allow researchers from diverse disciplines to conduct transformational research addressing the most important issues facing humanity today.

José Andrés and the George Washington University’s Groundbreaking New Institute to Lead the World in Delivering Food System Solutions

World-renowned chef, author, and humanitarian José Andrés and international research leader the George Washington University (GW) today announced their partnership to build a premier Global Food Institute at GW, an unprecedented and transformative collaboration in the heart of the nation’s capital with plans to be a world leader in food system solution delivery.

Corporate Champions Program Officially Launches at Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, the philanthropic division of Hackensack Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, is pleased to announce the official launch of its Corporate Champions Program.

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation Announces Annual Golf Outings Throughout New Jersey

Hackensack Meridian Health Foundation, the philanthropic division of Hackensack Meridian Health, a leading not-for-profit health care organization that is the largest, most comprehensive and truly integrated health care network in New Jersey, is delighted to announce the dates of its upcoming annual golf outings for five of its hospital foundations

FAU Harbor Branch Receives $2.8 Million Gift to Create a Queen Conch Farm in Grand Bahama

This support expands FAU Harbor Branch’s extensive aquaculture and food security program focused on replenishing queen conch populations throughout the Caribbean. It also enables development of a conceptual master plan for a 25-acre innovation hub on Grand Bahama for researchers working to solve issues of island sustainability.

UC Irvine alumni Paul and Jo Butterworth pledge $35.5 million to Donald Bren School

University of California, Irvine alumnus Paul Butterworth, co-founder and chief technology officer of enterprise software developer Vantiq Inc., and his wife, Jo Butterworth, also a UCI graduate, have named UCI as a beneficiary of their estate. The gift, valued at approximately $35.5 million, will support the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences.

$1.6M gift to Markey Cancer Center will establish endowed chair in gynecologic oncology

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center has received a $1.6 million gift to establish the John R. van Nagell, Jr. Chair in Gynecologic Oncology. Given from the Telford Foundation to UK HealthCare, the donation will create an endowed chair in honor of John R. van Nagell Jr., M.D., medical director of UK Markey Cancer Center’s Ovarian Cancer Screening Program.

Anna Lee Appointed AIP Foundation Executive Director

AIP is pleased to announce Anna Lee as the new executive director of AIP Foundation. Starting February 1, Lee will lead the foundation as it magnifies philanthropic support of the Institute. Her appointment as executive director will bring valuable leadership and strategic direction to the foundation as it continues to share the history of the physical sciences, motivate and encourage a new generation of scientists, attract and inspire new partners, and support AIP priorities through critical fundraising opportunities.

FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Opens Heralding a New Era in Neuroscience and Education

FAU celebrated the opening of the FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute in Jupiter with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The official launch of the institute heralds a new era in neuroscience research, education and community engagement. The multimillion-dollar, 58,000-square-foot facility will serve as a “beacon of hope” for the study and amelioration of numerous brain and behavioral disorders.

International policy adviser, epidemiologist Dr. Saad Omer selected inaugural dean for UT Southwestern’s O’Donnell School of Public Health

Internationally recognized epidemiologist Saad B. Omer, M.B.B.S, Ph.D., who currently directs the Yale Institute for Global Health, has been appointed the inaugural Dean of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

University of Utah College of Engineering receives historic gift

The college is proud to announce a historic $50 million gift from the John and Marcia Price Family Foundation that will benefit future students, educational programs, research centers and entrepreneurism, as well as the construction of a new $190 million computing and engineering building on the U campus. The college will be renamed the University of Utah John and Marcia Price College of Engineering pending review and approval by the university’s Board of Trustees at its meeting on Feb. 14.

Hertz Foundation Announces $5 Million Fellowship Gift Honoring Inventor and Entrepreneur Dr. Nathan Myhrvold

The Fannie and John Hertz Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a stronger nation through science and technology leadership, today announced a new fellowship honoring Dr. Nathan Myhrvold, a Hertz Fellow and one of the most visionary technology and business leaders of our time.

Andrew Sabin Family Foundation doubles down on commitment to end cancer with $10M gift

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today announced a $10 million gift to the James P. Allison Institute from the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation and Andrew “Andy” Sabin, a senior member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors (BOV). The gift is the philanthropist’s second multimillion-dollar commitment to MD Anderson in less than 10 years.

$50M Perot family gift expands UT Southwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program

The Perot family, The Perot Foundation, and The Sarah and Ross Perot, Jr. Foundation have provided a transformative $50 million endowment for UT Southwestern’s Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), among the nation’s elite programs that provide graduates a dual M.D./Ph.D. degree to strengthen the advancement of laboratory discoveries into the clinical arena. Funding will provide a permanent endowment for the Perot Family Scholars Medical Scientist Training Program – one of just 54 M.D./Ph.D. training programs in the country supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Estée Lauder endowment will establish epigenetics fellowship at UCI

The University of California, Irvine today announced an endowment from Estée Lauder to establish an epigenetics fellowship in honor of the late Paolo Sassone-Corsi, Ph.D., who was UCI’s Donald Bren Professor of Biological Chemistry and director of the campus’s Center for Epigenetics and Metabolism.

Transformational Support from Michael and Grace Drusinsky will Benefit Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Care at University Hospitals

Announcement of transformational support from Cleveland community leaders Michael and Grace Drusinsky will benefit advanced orthopedic and sports medicine care at University Hospitals. In recognition, the system has renamed its nationally recognized sports medicine program in their honor: UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute.

FAU Ceremoniously Breaks Ground on Future Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies Building

FAU ceremoniously broke ground on its future Kurt and Marilyn Wallach Holocaust and Jewish Studies Building at its Boca Raton campus. Thanks to a historic $20 million gift from the Wallachs in November 2020, FAU is an epicenter for intercultural dialogue and education in the greater South Florida region.

Precision health perspectives

In February, UCI launched the Institute for Precision Health, a campus-wide, interdisciplinary endeavor that merges UCI’s powerhouse health sciences, engineering, machine learning, artificial intelligence, clinical genomics and data science capabilities. The objective is to identify, create and deliver the most effective health and wellness strategy for each individual person and, in doing so, confront the linked challenges of health equity and the high cost of care.

UCI receives $4 million matching gift for Center for Jewish Studies

Irvine, Calif., Aug. 1, 2022 — The University of California, Irvine has received a $4 million matching pledge from Susan and Henry Samueli, longtime campus supporters, for gifts to UCI’s Center for Jewish Studies. The donation – the largest one ever in support of Jewish studies at UCI – positions the university as a leader in the field.

FAU Foundation Raises $81.24 Million in Record-setting Year

The Florida Atlantic University Foundation raised more than $81.24 million from more than 5,332 donors at the end of the 2022 fiscal year – the largest amount raised in the University’s history. This total breaks the record of $57 million from the previous year and demonstrates a continued trajectory for growth.

Joe C. Wen and family donate $20 million to support the new UCI Health Center for Advanced Care

Irvine, Calif., June 27, 2022 — Supported by a $20 million gift from Joe C. Wen and his family, the UCI Health outpatient clinical facility at the new UCI Health–Irvine complex will bring specialty clinical expertise closer to coastal and south Orange County residents on the UCI campus. “The Joe C. Wen & Family Center for Advanced Care at UCI Health–Irvine will play a special role in the life of south Orange County because of our unique ability to marshal all the resources of a comprehensive research university in support of delivering the best and most up-to-date care,” said UCI Chancellor Howard Gillman.

Philanthropist Stacey Nicholas pledges $3 million to School of Education

Irvine, Calif., June 13, 2022 — A $3 million gift from longtime University of California, Irvine supporter Stacey Nicholas will advance the School of Education’s ambitious projects for improving environmental and climate change literacy in California’s classrooms. The funding will create a new $2 million endowment fund for the Stacey Nicholas Endowed Chair in Environmental Education to support the teaching, research and service activities of the chair holder.

Saha Legacy Continues With Establishment of Aortic Research Center at the University of Kentucky

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has announced the creation of the Saha Aortic Center, a new research center focused on aortic disease. This new center was established thanks to a generous $1 million gift from the Saha Foundation.

Housed in the Biomedical Biological Science Research Building on the UK campus, the Saha Aortic Center will promote research and education to advance clinical care for disease of the aorta. Aortic disease can cause the expansion and rupture of a vessel wall in the chest or abdominal area, leading to potentially deadly internal bleeding.

FAU Receives $28 Million Scholarship Gift to Support Medical Education

FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine received an estate pledge of $28 million from John and Ann Wood to support scholarships for medical students. This is the largest scholarship gift in FAU’s history and the largest known scholarship gift to a Florida public university’s medical school.