NEW YORK(GenomeWeb) – The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center today announced a $5 million gift from the Hersch Foundation to create the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care and to endow the Julie K. Hersch Chair in depression research and clinical care. 

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