Sackler Foundation endows visiting lecture in neurosciences
Feb 18, 2008
Dr. Raymond and Beverly Sackler
Dr. Raymond Sackler and his wife, Beverly, international philanthropists with a long history of supporting scientific research and the medical sciences, have established a new endowment at The University of Toledo in collaboration with the College of Medicine.
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Visiting Professor/Lecture Endowment in Neuroscience will bring a visiting expert in neuroscience to UT each year to deliver a lecture to students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as share knowledge in smaller groups.
In recent years, the Sackler Foundation also has endowed a visiting professorship in the medical sciences and funded a major cancer research laboratory at UT.
“Once again, Raymond and Beverly’s generosity, coupled with their dedication to improving the human condition, will benefit The University of Toledo for decades to come,” said Dr. Jeffrey P. Gold, executive vice president for health affairs, Health Science Campus provost and dean of the College of Medicine. “I’m extremely proud of this endowment because it will bring invaluable knowledge in the neurosciences to our students, staff and faculty.”
In addition to their support of the medical sciences, the Sackler family has been a dedicated sponsor of multidisciplinary research in astronomy, physics and mathematics around the world.
The Sackler endowment was established at the UT Foundation with the income from the fund to be used exclusively to support the visiting professorship program. The endowment will be administered and maintained by the foundation under the leadership of Gold and the incoming chair of neurosciences.
Dr. Sackler, a physician and co-founder of Purdue Pharma, a multinational pharmaceutical company, received an honorary degree in 2006 from the former Medical University of Ohio.