The Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine at Northwell Health's Feinstein Institute for Medical Research has announced a $10 million endowment gift from the Thomas and Jeanne Elmezzi Foundation.
The gift — part of a $1 billion fundraising campaign launched in October 2018 — will support Northwell's endowment and help the school provide students with stipends. In 2007, the Elmezzi Foundation made a $15 million gift to name the Elmezzi Graduate School of Molecular Medicine, a PhD program for physicians committed to discovering the causes of human disease and translating their research into diagnostic and therapeutic solutions.
"For centuries, young physicians faced frustration when unable to help a suffering patient," said Feinstein Institute president and CEO Kevin J. Tracey. "The Elmezzi Foundation's generous gift provides an essential path enabling young physicians to turn to science and discover desperately needed missing cures."
"We are proud of the accomplishments of the Elmezzi Graduate School alumni, all of whom are making significant contributions to a better understanding of human disease," said Elmezzi Foundation chair and president Jose Rivero. "The additional endowment gift will allow the school to become a global magnet for training promising doctors in translational medicine, and we are excited about the potential for generational impact."