Department Celebrates $4.7 Million in Gifts

Two major gifts will expand research and education initiatives

Two new department gifts will support graduate and postdoctoral fellowships in visual neuroscience, as well as expanding undergraduate opportunities in the area of pharmaceutical engineering.

Northwestern Biomedical Engineering received two major gifts totaling $4.7 million in 2017-18 to expand research and educational opportunities within the department.

An endowment from the trust of David Cugell and Christina Enroth-Cugell, a founding member of the department, will support graduate and postdoctoral fellowships in visual neuroscience and biomedical engineering.

A gift from the Jaharis Family Foundation will support expanding undergraduate educational opportunities, particularly in the area of pharmaceutical engineering. David O’Neill has joined the department as its new director of experiential learning to lead these initiatives, which also include an annual seminar and additional support for undergraduate research fellowships.