The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas has received a $12.8 million gift from the Cecil and Ida Green Foundation, the Dallas Morning News reports.
The gift — the foundation's final grant distribution — will establish the Cecil H. and Ida Green Comprehensive Center for Molecular, Computational and Systems Biology, which will incorporate computer science, engineering, and imaging technology to study how each part of a cell or immune system relates to each other as well as the whole. The gift includes $11.3 million for the new center and $1.5 million to create a Fund for Endowed Scholars in Biomedical Computational Science. Cecil Green, a founder of Texas Instruments, Inc., died in April at the age of 102.
"It's a special gift because of its magnitude, because of its source and because of the topic it's supporting," said UT Southwestern president Dr. Kern Wildenthal.