Dr. Gerald S. Levey, Provost for Medical Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, announced the gift on May 7, 2002. The gift will substantially enhance the research and teaching programs of the medical school, Levey said.
The School of Medicine is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2001-2002 academic year. That makes it comparatively young in institutional terms. But during that relatively short span, it has become renowned world-wide for its innovative research and teaching.