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University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $3.2 Million Gift

The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine's Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center received $3. 2 million from the Papanicolaou Corps (Pap Corps) for Cancer Research. Pap Corps, an all-volunteer fundraising group comprised of 21,000 members, announced its annual gift to support cancer research in May of this year. Pap Corps has 52 fundraising Units. A reported 99.1% of the funds raised by the 52 Units are dedicated to supporting research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

UTHealth Receives $1.5 Million

UTHealth, formerly known as the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, received a gift of $1.5 million to support the George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Research in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Brain Disorders in UTHealth's Medical School. The gift was given by George Mitchell, oilman and real-estate developer, in honor of his late wife, Cynthia Woods Mitchell. Mrs. Mitchell was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2002 and died in late December of 2009.

Mr. Mitchell created the George P. and Cynthia W. Mitchell Center for Research in Alzheimer's Disease and Related Brain Disorders last year. With this most recent gift, the Mitchell's have contributed over $5 million in support of UTHealth. UTHealth is pursuing distinction as a National Institutes of Health (NIH) Alzheimer's Disease Research Center of Excellence.

Penn State Hershey Eye Center Receives $900,000 Gift

The Penn State Hershey Eye Center received a gift of $900,000 from the late James E. Foley. Mr. Foley, of Chula Vista, CA, was a native of Philadelphia, PA, and a class of 1940 alumnus of Penn State. He suffered from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

The funds will help support the eye and vision research programs of the Eye Center, where eye and vision researchers collaborate to employ basic science and translational and clinical research to investigate AMD, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular occlusions, and other eye and vision diseases. Penn …

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