University Hospitals announces national program designed to speed the discovery of new drugs
Posted February 29, 2012 in Articles
Author: Diane Suchetka, Plain Dealer Reporter
A national program designed to speed the discovery of new drugs, attract nationally recognized researchers to Cleveland and boost the city's reputation as a leading medical center was announced Tuesday evening by University Hospitals.
The program will be backed by $250 million in donations and other funding, including $50 million from the Harrington family, the largest donation in the UH health system's history.
Thomas Zenty, chief executive officer of University Hospitals, introduced the Harrington Project for Discovery & Development to 1,000 community members Tuesday at a 6 p.m. reception at Severance Hall.
"We are here to celebrate a new chapter in our history of University Hospitals, one that will mark this time as a truly transformational event with international implications and will advance scientific discovery and the application of research in a unique and inclusive fashion," Zenty told the crowd, which included Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor and Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson.