$185M Gift Launches UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

$185M Gift Launches UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

In the largest-ever gift to UC San Francisco, the Weill Family Foundation and Joan and Sanford I. “Sandy” Weill have donated $185 million to establish the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, in an ambitious effort to accelerate the development of new therapies for diseases affecting the brain and nervous system, including psychiatric disorders.

The gift is one of the largest ever made to support the neurosciences in the United States, and raises philanthropic commitments to UCSF’s neuroscience programs in the last year alone to more than $500 million.

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Bluestone to Head New Parker Cancer Immunotherapy Institute

Bluestone to Head Parker Cancer Immunotherapy Institute
The Parker Foundation with a $250 million grant has launched the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.

$20 Million Gift from Dolby

Dolby Family Backs Neuroscience at UCSF
A gift of $20 million from the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund to the Department of Psychiatry at UC San Francisco will support research on mood disorders.

Link could lead to drugs that block Zika infection
UC San Francisco scientists strengthen the link between Zika virus and microcephaly.


An Evening in the Meadow - September 17
An Evening in the Meadow - September 17

This inaugural fundraiser benefits patients and families during their stay at the hospital,
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amfAR funds
$20M Grant

In a bid to end the worst epidemic in modern times, amfAR Funds Institute for HIV Cure Research. Read More