NEW YORK (Nov. 18)
A total of $15, 000, 000 has already been raised toward the $27, 500, 000 development fund goal of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, it was announced here tonight at a special convocation and dinner honoring three prominent personalities. Included in the total raised were six individual gifts of $1, 000, 000 or more, received during the past 18 months.
The guests of honor, who were awarded honorary degrees by the college at the special convocation, were: Dr. Arthur Kornberg, Nobel-prize winning biochemist; Dr. James A. Shannon, director of the National Institutes of Health; and Jack D. Weiler, noted philanthropist. The degrees were conferred by Dr. Samuel Belkin, president of Yeshiva University.
Dr. Kornberg, who is professor and chairman of the department of biochemistry at Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif., was honored for his discoveries concerning the biosynthesis of nucleic acids. Mr. Weiler, chairman of the board of overseers of Einstein College, is national chairman of the United Jewish Appeal and is vice-chairman of the Joint Distribution Committee. Dr. Shannon has been director of the National Institutes of Health since 1955, and Assistant Surgeon General since 1952.
Development plans of the college include the construction of the 12-story Ullman Center for Research in the Health Sciences, and the University Hospital Diagnostic and Rehabilitation Center.