Dell Foundation commits $50 million to enhance Austin medical community
February 04, 2013
The Michael and Susan Dell Foundation recently announced a $50 million commitment to The University of Texas at Austin to establish the Dell Medical School as part of its larger effort to make the community a leader in family health.
"A medical school at UT-Austin further establishes Central Texas as a center of excellence for family health and research," said Susan Dell, co-founder and board chair of the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. "UT is a world-class university, and the medical school will be able to attract top talent, advance medical research and practices and improve family health for generations to come."
Officials at the UT-Austin campus are currently performing work leading up to the medical center's development, which is part of a larger $150 million investment that will take place over the course of several years. They still need to identify a site for the building, acquire accreditation and gain state approvals before they see the impact of the project. Ultimately, this initiative is expected to create jobs, attract top talent and establish the community as a leader in child- and family-centered medical care.
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