A new $3 million gift to Rice University— The Methodist Hospital Research Institute and Texas Children's Hospital will be used for biomedical research. The institutions will collaborate on research, combining science, engineering and medical expertise. The money comes from the Simmons Family Foundation. This is Rice University President David Leebron.
By: Jack Williams, May 20th, 2008 04:30 PM"It's specifically aimed at collaboration among three major institutionsand we're fortunate in Houston to have such a tremendous medical center here. Each of the parts is fantastic, but it will be so much strongerif we build these research bridges across the institutions."