Endowment Underway for Proposed Medical School
UC-Riverside will provide about $3.5 million for the endowment of a proposed medical school, campus officials announced on Friday, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reports (Fisher, Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/18).
The UC Board of Regents on Thursday unanimously endorsed the proposal for a new medical school at UC-Riverside. The approval allows UC-Riverside to continue the planning process -- including hiring a dean, developing a curriculum, and producing a final proposal and business plan (California Healthline, 11/17).
The funds will come from the sale of 65 acres of land that real estate developer Mark Rubin and his wife, Pam, donated to UC-Riverside. The endowment will be the largest in campus history (Riverside Press-Enterprise, 11/18).
KQED's "The California Report" on Friday included an interview with Rory Hume, UC provost and vice president of academic and health affairs, about the UC Board of Regents' approval of the proposed medical school (Baron, "The California Report," KQED, 11/17).
Audio of the segment is available online.