The University of California, Los Angeles has announced a $29 million gift to UCLA Health from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg to help establish a center for genetic research in the Institute for Precision Health.
The gift will create the Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Center for Precision Genomic Medicine and support efforts to leverage large data sets and genomic technologies with the aim of better understanding genetic factors in disease and improving the diagnosis and treatment of rare genetic disorders as well as more common health concerns. The gift also will support a new one-stop, multidisciplinary, integrated patient clinic on the UCLA campus, the creation of a Ginsburg Research Fellowship, and an annual symposium dedicated to population genetics research and ethics.
"Charlotte and I believe strongly that science must inform policy and clinical care, and that future generations must be provided tools and mentors to push discovery forward," said Ginsburg, a retired ophthalmologist who completed his residency at UCLA in 1963. "We are thrilled to support UCLA's impressive trajectory in precision health research aimed at individualized patient care equitably available to all patients."