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Fri Jun 28, 2019, 08:59 PM

$10 million gift to University of Oregon to help create joint cancer research center

The University of Oregon received a $10 million gift this week to partner with Oregon Health & Science University in Portland to help start a Center for Biomedical Data Science to research cancer and other diseases.

The UO announced the gift from Mary and Tim Boyle of Portland on Tuesday in an online post. Tim Boyle is the CEO of Columbia Sportswear.

The center would be an extension of scientific research between the UO’s Knight Campus and OHSU’s Knight Cancer Institute. Both are supported by Phil and Penny Knight, who are known for Phil Knight’s founding of Nike. UO and OHSU entered into partnership for the center after the UO’s Board of Trustees Executive and Audit Committee approved the memorandum of understanding on June 14, according to UO spokesperson Molly Blancett.

The center’s main purpose is to combine efforts to “detect and fight deadly forms of cancer and other diseases,” according to the UO’s website about the partnership.

Read more: https://www.registerguard.com/news/20190623/10-million-gift-to-uo-to-help-create-joint-cancer-research-center
(Eugene Register Guard)

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