UCLA Health Sciences has announced a $10 million gift from philanthropists Wendy and Leonard Goldberg, most of which will be used to support multidisciplinary research on migraine.
Part of the university's $4.2 billion Centennial Campaign, the gift will establish the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, a research program devoted to the study of migraine, a debilitating neurological disorder that affects thirty-six million people in the United States. The program will be led by Dr. Andrew Charles, professor of neurology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Meyer and Renee Luskin Chair in Migraine and Headache Studies.
Wendy Goldberg is an editor and author; her husband, Leonard, is an award-winning film and television executive and producer. The Goldbergs have endowed several programs at the University of Pennsylvania, including Goldberg House, a student residence, and established the Wendy and Leonard Goldberg Lectureship at Cedars–Sinai Medical Center.
"The Goldbergs' visionary gift, which names and endows the UCLA Goldberg Migraine Program, is the largest from individuals to support migraine research and treatment," said Dr. John Mazziotta, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and chief executive officer of UCLA Health. "It will be a complete game changer in the field of headache and migraine — locally and globally."