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Photo: Geffen Hall opens as new center for medical education at UCLA

(Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

(Chengcheng Zhang/Daily Bruin)

UCLA officials and David Geffen dedicated Geffen Hall on Thursday afternoon at an event attended by 200 medical students, faculty and guests. Geffen, an entertainment executive and philanthropist, donated $200 million to the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and created a $100 million scholarship fund for incoming medical students. He has also gifted $100 million to establish Geffen Academy, a middle and high school projected to open fall 2017. Geffen Hall houses teaching labs, exam rooms, study spaces and a lecture auditorium. The new home of medical education, named in recognition of Geffen’s generosity and impact on the medical school, aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration.

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