We are pleased to highlight the following gifts and pledges
received during June 2004:
- The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has made
two grants to the UCSF School of Nursing. One grant, for
$2,072,400, will fund the Betty Irene Moore Doctoral Fellowship
Program in Nursing, which will train new faculty members
for Bay Area nursing schools. A second grant of $427,817
will support the California Nursing Outcomes Coalition's
efforts to measure improvements in patient care quality
and safety in acute care hospitals.
- The Bernard Osher Foundation has given $100,000
to support cancer research under the direction of Elizabeth
Blackburn, PhD, professor of biochemistry and biophysics
at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center.
- The Sandler Family Supporting Foundation has given
UCSF three gifts: $3 million to support the Sandler Program
in Basic Sciences, $1.8 million to benefit the Sandler Program
in Basic Research in Asthma and $1.6 million to fund the
Sandler Program for Basic Research in Parasitic Diseases.
- The Wayne and Gladys Valley Foundation has awarded
a $2 million grant to support the angiogenesis-related research
of William Grossman, MD, chief of the UCSF Department of
Medicine's Division of Cardiology and holder of the Meyer
Friedman Distinguished Professorship in Medicine. Additionally,
the Foundation has given $1 million to support the Clinical
Migraine Center under the direction of UCSF Department of
Neurology Chair Stephen Hauser, MD, who holds the Robert
A. Fishman Distinguished Professorship in Neurology.