$3.5 million gift funds creation of Notre Dame drug development center

Notre Dame could soon become a hub for drug discovery and development.

Posted on March 6, 2014 at 9:08 p.m.

Notre Dame could soon become a hub for drug discovery and development, following the announcement of a $3.5 million gift that will fund the creation of a research center at the university.

The William K. Warren Foundation provided the funds, which will be combined with a previous gift of $6.5 million to create The Warren Family Research Center for Drug Discovery and Development, The Associated Press reported. The center will be dedicated to researching new medicines and collaborating with other drug developers, Notre Dame said in a news release.

"The work of the center will improve the lives of people worldwide, which is a central component of Notre Dame's mission as a Catholic research university," Notre Dame's President John Jenkins said in the release.

The new center will support the university's drug discovery faculty, who have expertise in neurological disorders, nervous system disorders, infectious diseases, cancer and rare diseases, the release said.

For more information on the center, check out Notre Dame's website.

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