both State and Federal components of our budget retrench, it is private
philanthropy that provides the critical edge of excellence in research
and education for the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics.
Thank you for your interest in our mission. Some specific opportunities are specified below.
Major renovation of the 3rd floor of the Gordon Scott Hall of Basic
Medical Sciences building for The Center for Molecular Medicine and
Genetics was completed in 2006. Additional renovations for
Computational Biology were completed in 2013. These state of the art
laboratory spaces offer a number of naming opportunities, including
research laboratories, conference rooms, and interaction space, as well
as the option of naming the Center itself, providing an enduring
institution in honor of the giver's interest in advancing knowledge in
Unrestricted funds go directly to the Center's most pressing needs,
whether it is a cutting edge piece of equipment, training the next
generation of scholars, or support for a young researcher who will help
us get to the next biomedical frontier.
Endowing a faculty chair allows recruitment of faculty members to start
or strengthen promising, cutting-edge programs. It also serves as a
fitting and permanent memorial to the giver and to his or her concern
for the Center's mission of molecular biology and genetics research.
The Center houses a full compliment of degree-granting programs through
both the medical school and the university graduate school that prepare
basic scientists, medical doctors, and allied health professionals for
careers throughout the realms of academic and medical genetics. One of
the prime foci of the Center is to expand our educational programs into
multidisciplinary training programs, reflective of the extensive role
genetics plays in all areas of health sciences. Opportunities exist to
fund named lectureships, fellowships and scholarships in a variety of
educational programs and topics of interest, which would provide a
lasting legacy of learning benefiting our university's top students.