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USC brain research center gets $50 million gift
Los Angeles Business Journal

The University of Southern California has received a $50 million donation from a Silicon Valley couple that will go to endow and name the USC Mark and Mary Stevens Neuroimaging and Informatics Institute. The gift will help fund the institute’s research on new therapies, preventions and cures for brain injury and disease, including Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia and traumatic brain injury. Among the interdisciplinary institute’s achievements was being among the first to map the spread of Alzheimer’s disease in the living human brain and to create digital 3- and 4-D brain atlases to examine the effects of neurological diseases.