Critics Worried $200M Donation To Calif. University Lends Credence To Trend Of Unproven Therapies
Philanthropists Susan and Henry Samueli just donated a huge sum to UC Irvine, and some are concerned it will lead the institution to focus on alternative therapies that have no basis in science at a time when they're gaining in popularity.
A Huge Gift Boosts Alternative Therapies At A Med School, Sparking Outrage
When billionaires Susan and Henry Samueli this week announced a $200 million donation to the University of California, Irvine to launch a new health program dedicated to integrative medicine, they drew a standing ovation and glowing coverage. But for those who have been watching the steady creep of unproven therapies into mainstream medicine, the announcement didn’t go over quite as well. (McFarling, 9/20)