UCSF receives $20 million for global health program and facilities
September 21, 2012
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) recently received a groundbreaking $20 million gift from philanthropist Chuck Sweeney through The Atlantic Philanthropies. This announcement is particularly significant in that it brings Sweeney's total contributions to the school up to $292 million, and it helps UCSF establish itself as a leader in global health studies.
This transformational gift is earmarked for a new building that will house the Global Health Sciences Department where approximately 1,200 staff members, students and faculty will come together. They will be able to perform research and engage in new studies that address global health issues, including HIV/AIDs, malaria and Chagas disease.
"There is tremendous interest among our faculty and students in having a global impact on health, ranging from the most remote villages in Africa to cities here in the United States," said Jaime Sepulveda, executive director of UCSF Global Health Sciences.
Sepulveda goes on to explain that this new facility will provide a location for tomorrow's leaders to converge and create one of the most innovative health sciences campuses worldwide.
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