The University of California, Los Angeles has announced a $20 million commitment from Eugene and Maxine Rosenfeld to UCLA Health Sciences in support of a training facility for future healthcare professionals.
The gift will support the expansion and renovation of UCLA Health Sciences' learning resource center, including the UCLA Simulation Center and the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology. To be named Eugene & Maxine Rosenfeld Hall — and located across the street from Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center — the facility will provide a state-of-the-art space for training medical students featuring mock clinical experiences, surgical and procedural simulations, and interprofessional emergency and hospital team training.
A successful real estate investor and developer and the son of Russian immigrants, Eugene Rosenfeld received a scholarship to attend UCLA and became the first in his family to graduate from college. The couple's previous gifts to UCLA established the Rosenfeld Library at the Anderson School of Management, the Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education, and scholarships for students with disabilities and those with financial need. The Rosenfelds also have made gifts in support of the Chancellor's Greatest Needs fund, Alumni Affairs, UCLA Athletics, and the School of the Arts and Architecture.
"This transformative investment in the continuous training of future and practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals will prepare them to meet the challenges of modern medicine for decades to come," said John Mazziotta, vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health.