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$35 Million Gift Received by Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and UM/Sylvester

10.17.2006

The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center today jointly announced the receipt of a $35.6 million gift from the estate of the late Eugenia J. Dodson of Coral Gables. Two-thirds of the gift will go to the Foundation, which supports the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and one-third will go to UM/Sylvester. Mrs. Dodson designated that the gift be used for cure-focused research in the two diseases that dramatically impacted her family.