UCSF Medical Center in Mission Bay. (Mike Koozmin/S.F. Examiner file photo)

UCSF receives $50M gift to support ‘unconventional’ research

UCSF has received a gift of $50 million, to assist select junior and mid-career faculty members with unconventional research, that may fall outside of standard health science boundaries.

Philanthropist William K. “Bill” Bowes, Jr. is the man behind the gift, which will be used to create the Bowes Biomedical Investigator Program. He was an early supporter of stem cell research, and has a history of funding cutting edge research such as using genome sequencing tools to diagnose infections. This new gift comes at a time when federal funding tends to reward more established scientific approaches.

“Bill Bowes has always been there for our most creative young faculty, and this new program will provide crucial support as they establish their own labs and choose their paths, for national funding sources are scarce during their early years as independent scientists,” said UCSF Chancellor Sam Hawgood, MBBS.

The program will provide a five-year funding stream of $250,000 per year to faculty with unconventional research projects.

 

 

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