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Two medical schools receive big gifts

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted March 6, 2006

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Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, which is not associated with Baylor University, received a $100 million pledge for the college's cancer center, the largest donation in the school's history. Dan L. Duncan, a member of the school's board, a cancer survivor and chair of Enterprise Products Partners, a large energy company, gifted the money. The cancer center will be renamed the Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center.

Further north, The University of South Dakota School of Medicine received $20 million from a Sioux Falls, S.D., philanthropist, T. Denny Sanford. The gift is intended to improve the quality of the school's medical education and resources, with a particular emphasis on growing the pediatrics department.

The school will be renamed the Sanford School of Medicine of the University of South Dakota.

Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2006/03/06/prbf0306.htm.

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