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.

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