University of Rochester Receives $2 Million for Alzheimer’s Research

The University of Rochester Medical Center has announced a $2 million gift from the Robert Fine Trust to endow a professorship with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease.

The Julius, Helen, and Robert Fine Professorship, one of three professorships at UR bearing the family’s name, will help support research and patient care in the field. Members of the Fine family have battled neurological conditions. The professorship is one of eighty-three established at the University of Rochester during its $1.2 billion capital campaign.

“The continued generosity of the Fine family has been essential to our efforts to strengthen research and patient care at the medical center,” said Mark Taubman, dean of the university’s school of medicine and dentistry. “This gift, in addition to the family’s twenty years of support, will enable us to build the programs necessary to develop new scientific insights and provide the highest level of care for patients with neurological disorders.”

"$2 Million Gift From Fine Family to Support Alzheimer’s Care, Research." University of Rochester Medical Center Press Release 08/18/2014.