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February 04. 2014 1:02PM

Dartmouth’s Geisel School of Medicine receives $6.25 million gift

HANOVER – The Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College has received a $6.25 million gift from the estate of Susan Diamond, formerly of Omaha, Neb., to support neurological research.

Diamond is a long-time resident of Omaha with no direct heirs or siblings, according to the medical school.

“Her desire to contribute to advancing research in neurology was likely born out of her mother’s long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease, starting in the mid-1960s. During the 20 years that she cared for her ailing mother, Ms. Diamond did extensive research on where the leading neuroscience research was being done, which likely led her to Geisel,” a release from the Geisel School of Medicine said.

“We are honored and humbled by Ms. Diamond’s investment in the excellent neuroscience research being conducted at the medical school,” Dr. Wiley “Chip” Souba, dean of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, said in the announcement. “I did not know Susan Diamond, but her confidence in our ability to find new answers to debilitating neurological diseases will continue to inspire and drive our work. Making new discoveries that improve lives will be the best way to honor her example and passion.”


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