Gifts and pledges may support current programs, establish or continue to support a named endowment or provide capital improvements. Endowed gifts are an enduring tribute to the beliefs and values of the donor. Because they may be given for a specific program and named for an honoree of the donor's choosing, they create a lasting, highly visible link between the individual for whom the endowment is named and the ongoing achievements of the program. The following are endowed gifts and funds within the Department of Medicine.
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The following are examples of endowed gifts and funds within the Department of Medicine.
Nina Ireland Bequests $48 Million to UCSF Frontiers of Medicine Issue 12, Spring 2011
On October 7, 2010, Nina Ireland, a long-time supporter and friend of UCSF, passed away at UCSF Medical Center after a brief illness. Her generosity to UCSF spanned three decades and included establishment of the Nina Ireland Laboratory of Developmental Neurobiology; endowment of the Nina Ireland Distinguished Professorship in Child Psychiatry, currently held by John Rubenstein, MD, PhD; and funding of the Nina Ireland Distinguished Professorship in Pulmonary Medicine to support the work of Jeff Golden, MD ... » Read More
The John F. Murray Distinguished Professorship will support a faculty member who will lead the SFGH Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in teaching, clinical care, research and support of junior faculty, will support the premier public teaching hospital at San Francisco General, and will honor Dr. Murray for his illustrious career and his ongoing contributions to SFGH and to world lung health. A fully-funded professorship will be an outstanding gift to the academic mission of our division in teaching, research and ... » Read More
Reza Gandjei was devoted to resolving difficult dilemmas in bioethics. He pursued an interdisciplinary education that allowed him to work on the interface of clinical medicine, ethics, and public policy. His years of study in Great Britain and his Iranian heritage endowed him with a keen international perspective, which was exemplified in his work on the world-wide AIDS epidemic. Reza astutely realized the need to take into account each country's culture, history, and medical resources ... » Read More
Over the past 30 years, Dr. Stephen J. McPhee has been the core of the Division of General Internal Medicine and the primary care residency program. Dr. McPhee is the rare educator who has significantly improved general medicine education nationally and consistently inspires individual trainees locally. He is one of UCSF’s most-respected clinicians, is the Division’s most highly sought-after clinical preceptor, and is a source of friendship and personal strength to residents, graduates and faculty ... » Read More
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