UH’s Initiative to Change How Drugs Advance

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CLEVELAND — University Hospitals announced a $250 million national initiative that will accelerate drug development in a way that should result in treatments and cures for patients.

Details were given at a program held at Severance Hall in Cleveland Tuesday night.

The initiative is named ‘The Harrington Project for Discovery and Development.’

The Harrington family, a group of entrepreneurs and philanthropists living in Hudson, contributed a $50 million gift to support the cause.

“Our family’s experience has always been nothing short of extraordinary with University Hospitals.  We started as patients, and we are now patients and partners,” said Ron Harrington.

The contribution is the largest donation in the health system’s history.