The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has announced a $30 million gift from businessman and philanthropist Andrew Sabin in support of fundamental, translational, and population science research.
Awarded through the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation, the gift will be used to establish an endowment for the Andrew Sabin Family Fellowship Program, which in its first year expects to award up to eight $100,000 research fellowships. The program aims to encourage creative, independent thinking and high-risk, high-impact research.
"This transformational gift will nurture the genius and excellence of outstanding young scientists willing to push the boundaries in our quest to end cancer," said MD Anderson president Ronald DePinho. "The vision of Andy Sabin and his family will have a positive, far-reaching impact for generations to come. On behalf of my colleagues at MD Anderson and the patients we serve, we extend our sincere thanks for this forward-thinking contribution."