Inventor, physicist and long-time supporter of the University of California Alfred E. Mann has donated a $50 million endowment to the USC School of Pharmacy. In gratitude for the naming gift, the school has changed its name to the USC Alfred E. Mann School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences — or the shortened version, the USC Mann School of Pharmacy. To encourage collegiality among USC schools, he also made a generous donation to USC Viterbi’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, which has also changed it’s name: the USC Alfred E. Mann Department of Biomedical Engineering.

Mann’s endowment to the pharmacy school is designated for student scholarships, faculty recruitment and integrating a university-wide research infrastructure related to biomedical innovation across USC’s University Park and Health Sciences campuses. It is the largest naming donation for a school of pharmacy in California.

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