Media coverage of Fixel Institute announcement

Published: January 23rd, 2019

Category: Researchers in the Spotlight

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Fixel Institute Co-Director Kelly D. Foote, M.D., left, and Executive Director Michael S. Okun, speak during the Friday, Jan. 18 gift announcement.

On Friday, Jan. 18, the University of Florida and UF Health announced a $20 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation that will be used to establish the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases at UF Health. The gift will be matched dollar for dollar by UF.

Numerous media outlets attended the announcement and here are some of the highlights from their coverage:

WCJB TV20 video: UF Health receives $20 million donation from Lauren and Lee Fixel Foundation

The Gainesville Sun: UF announces $40 million gift for neurology institute

The Independent Florida Alligator: UF Health neurology institute gets $20 million boost

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: A roundup of notable gifts

Philanthropy News Digest: Fixel Family Foundation Awards $20 Million for Neurological Institute

CBS4 News – WGFL: UF Health receives $20 million donation for neurology center