Sanford Weill Gives 5 Million to UCSF for Neuroscience Work

Sanford Weill, former chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc., and his wife, Joan, have given $185 million to the University of California at San Francisco to set up an institute for neuroscience research. The gift is the largest ever received by the school, UCSF said Tuesday in a statement. It will be used to support development of therapies for brain and nervous system diseases, including psychiatric disorders, and help to fund the construction of a new building, the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, which will bring together research laboratories and patient clinics under the same roof. Part of the impetus for Weill’s donation comes from his own family’s experiences, he said in a telephone interview.  “My mother died from Alzheimer’s and my father died, in part, from depression,” he said. “I’m…

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