Donation Helps University Build Cardiac Care Center
UC-San Francisco officials on Tuesday announced that the university has received a $50 million donation toward a $241 million new complex for cardiovascular research and clinical treatment, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
The donation was awarded by the Atlantic Philanthropies.
The new facility will house the existing Cardiovascular Research Institute and a new Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. The building will be located at the Mission Bay campus and will enable scientists and clinicians working at various sites to collaborate in one facility.
UCSF has used $52 million of its own funds to help pay for the center, and an anonymous donor has contributed $30 million.
Construction of the new complex is expected to begin in 2008 and be completed in 2011, according to the university (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 3/27).