The Jewish Voice - "Icahn Pledges $200 Million to Mount Sinai School of Medicine"
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has pledged to donate the unprecedented sum of $200 million to Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Icahn's gift will be the largest charitable donation ever made to the New York City teaching hospital, and one of the biggest donations ever to any type of medical school. The Upper East Side medical institution will be renamed the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in honor of the business mogul, who has captured public attention through his efforts to push takeovers and management upheavals. The majority of the money will go towards building general medical research capabilities, as well as specific research in the burgeoning field of genomics in order to improve the diagnosis and treatment of disease. "Carl's support enables our scientists and clinicians to continue pursuing groundbreaking discoveries. We are honored to bear the Icahn School of Medicine name as we revolutionize healthcare for Mount Sinai patients and for patients around the world," said Mount Sinai President and CEO Kenneth L. Davis, MD. Learn more