MD Anderson UTHealth graduate school receives $10.5M donation


The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences in Huston received a $10.5 million donation to fund student fellowships, research awards and the Dr. John J. Kopchick Research Symposium, according to the Houston Business Journal.


The $10.5 million gift from John Kopchick, PhD, and Charlene Kopchick will allow 15 students to have endowed fellowships at the graduate school and will fund the symposium, which will draw in physicians and scientists from around the world.

"The funds from this gift will allow the school to attract the finest students, many of whom may not be able to nurture their talents without the benefit of financial assistance, providing a critical opportunity for them to pursue their education without financial burden" Michelle Barton, PhD, chair for cancer research at MD Anderson and dean of the graduate school, said in a press release.

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