The school's research program "emphasizes" pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics, and computational drug design. UCSD will use the money, payable over the next five years, to recruit pharmaceutical scientists and pharmacy practitioners.
The gift, which the university said is the largest ever to UCSD Health Sciences, will provide $10 million to help recruit faculty and buy equipment. In addition, a $20-million endowment will be established. The school initially plans to use the endowment to hire faculty and recruit students, UCSD said.
In return, UCSD will rename the school The Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.