Feinberg receives $92 million gift

Mariana Alfaro, Assistant Campus Editor

Louis A. Simpson (Weinberg ’58) and Kimberly K. Querrey have made a $92 million gift to Northwestern in support of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s biomedical research programs, the University announced Thursday.

Simpson, a University trustee and alumnus, and Querrey, his wife, made a $25 million donation to NU just last year to endow the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Institute for BioNanotechnology in Medicine.

The couple’s contributions to the University’s We Will fundraising campaign total $117.8 million. It is the largest total amount given by a single donor in the campaign, a University news release said.

In light of the gift, NU’s new biomedical research center on the Chicago campus will be named the Louis A. Simpson and Kimberly K. Querrey Biomedical Research Center.

The 12-story Biomedical Research Center will be connected to the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center. Construction is set to begin this year. The building is expected to be 600,000 square feet with the capability of accommodating an additional 15 floors of vertical expansion.

“This gift will be a catalyst for Northwestern Medicine’s mission to advance biomedical research informing patient care,” said Dr. Eric Neilson, vice president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean at Feinberg, in the release. “The gift will enable us to both build on established areas of strength and develop new areas of excellence and expertise. In addition, with this gift, the total amount raised for the Campaign for Northwestern Medicine will surpass $1 billion.”

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