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March 20, 2006

Columbia University Receives $200m for Neuroscience Research

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Columbia University announced today that it has received a record-setting $200 million gift that the school will use to establish a research center to study brain function, university leaders. The gift is the largest in Columbia's history. The donation was arranged by the widow of prominent alumnus Jerome L. Greene, who attended Columbia in the 1920s and went on to a career in law, real estate and philanthropy. The Jerome L. Greene Science Center will be dedicated to studying a range of disorders including Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, autism and schizophrenia, Columbia President Lee Bollinger said. The center also will serve as an interdisciplinary hub of sorts - one that forges ties between areas of study ranging from law to arts to the hard sciences.

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1. Kensai on April 4, 2006 12:41 AM writes...

$200! Wow, that's a hefty amount of money for neuroscience from a private donor. I hope we see more of these in private and public universities around the globe.

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2. Barbara on April 15, 2006 12:08 AM writes...

Sign me up to be one of their first subjects--I was just diagnosed with epilepsy as a result of a TBI a year ago.

I also lost my right eye optic nerve --there must be a way to use my bad luck for the advancement of medicine.

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