With an explosion of streamers and a crowd of more than 300 well-wishers, USC President Carol L. Folt, PhD, and Board of Trustees Chair Suzanne Nora Johnson, JD, joined Vassilios Papadopoulos, PharmD, PhD, dean of the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, to celebrate this new era in the school’s 118-year history by unveiling the pharmacy school’s new name on the building’s facade.

The naming gift — a $50 million endowment from the Alfred E. Mann Foundation for Biomedical Engineering — will ensure the school’s continued growth as a leading research and educational institution.

Folt was instrumental in allocating the money to best serve its designated purpose: to fund student scholarships, faculty recruitment and a more collaborative research infrastructure across USC’s University Park and Health Sciences campuses.

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