Columbia University receives $200 million for cutting-edge collaborative research
December 19, 2012
Columbia University recently received a $200 million endowment
for its Mind Brain Behavior Institute from real estate mogul Mortimer B. Zuckerman. This funding will support cross-disciplinary neuroscience research and development, such as translational programs aimed at finding new treatments and potential cures for neurodevelopmental disorders, including sensory perception, schizophrenia and mood disorders and autism and Asperger's. It will also target new restorative solutions for Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
"The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute will reinforce and catalyze key collaborations," said Dr. Lee Goldman, Columbia's executive vice president for Health and Biomedical Sciences. "Working together, these Columbia scientists will bring an unprecedented commitment to neuroscience, from the most basic discoveries to the most rapid translation of those discoveries into precision medical care."
The newly endowed institute will be located in the 450,000-square-foot Jerome L. Greene Science Center, which is part of the university's Manhattanville Campus
project that expands the school's grounds in West Harlem, and is expected to open in 2015.
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