NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The University of Pittburgh today said that it has received two $1 million gifts from The Pittsburgh Foundation to endow chairs for cancer research and personalized medicine.

The gifts will support The Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Chair in Innovative Cancer Research and The Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Chair in Personalized Medicine. The non-profit UPMC health system will match the $1 million gift for the personalized medicine chair, the university said.

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