The gift announcement was expected, but it wasn't expected to be so generous. The money will be used to fund research into cell tissue and regeneration technology. Specifically, cutting-edge science that will help people repair or even re-grow organs.
The research is promising because it could unlock the secrets to some long-standing medical mysteries. "They're looking at people with spinal cord injuries or individuals with Parkinson's Disease" says Dr. Martin Lipsky, Regional Dean for the College of Medicine. "Those are some common areas."
The grant marks the largest research donation ever to the University's College of Medicine.