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Wertheim Family Foundation pledges $25 million lead gift towards creating a School of Public Health at UC San Diego

The Dr. Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Family Foundation has pledged $25 million to the University of California San Diego as a lead gift to usher in a new era of public health research, education, and advances that will promote healthier populations on a local, national and global scale. The transformative gift will support UC San Diego’s current public health initiatives and is contingent on the establishment of a School of Public Health at UC San Diego.

“The most important thing we can achieve is making our communities healthier across the lifespan, and thus more productive,” said scientist, clinician, entrepreneur and philanthropist Herbert Wertheim. “Prevention is, and always will be, the best medicine.” “We are excited for the opportunity and our partnership with UC San Diego to support public health at UC San Diego,” Wertheim added.

UC San Diego News Center articles about the gift and UC San Diego Public Health

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