PHILADELPHIA (Jan. 7)
A grant of $636, 000 has been awarded by the United States Government under the Hill-Burton Act to help build a new, three-story, $1, 300, 000 research center at the Albert Einstein Medical Center here, it was announced today. Matching funds will be supplied by the hospital. Max William Korman announced simultaneously that the Korman Family Foundation will “donate a large portion of the money which must be raised to meet the Government’s matching grant.”
The new research center will be an annex to the hospital’s present Hyman Korman research building. Dr. Pascal F. Lucchesi, medical director and executive vice-president of the hospital, said today that the present Korman building, erected in 1959, is already crowded with 140 research scientists and technicians pursuing almost 100 scientific investigations supported by more than $2, 000, 000 in annual grants.