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Dan and Phyllis Epstein
Alzheimer’s disease has touched the family of Daniel and Phyllis Epstein: Dan’s identical twin brother, David, suffered from Alzheimer’s for 15 years and passed away recently as a result of the disease. (Photo/Courtesy of Daniel and Phyllis Epstein)

With a $50 million gift, USC and UC San Diego join forces in Alzheimer’s research

A transformative donation from the Epstein Family Foundation will accelerate Alzheimer’s research at the two universities in a push to find better treatments and a cure.

Science/Technology
Daniel Epstein industrial and systems engineering at USC
USC Trustee and alumnus Daniel Epstein has built on his longstanding, generous support by investing another $14 million to grow programs at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering. (Photo/Courtesy of Daniel Epstein)

$25 million cumulative gift to transform industrial and systems engineering at USC

USC alumnus Daniel J. Epstein’s ongoing support will fund top research expertise in areas such as optimization, machine learning and AI, and harnessing data to solve society’s most urgent problems.

Science/Technology
new USC computer science building
The new Dr. Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg Human-Centered Computation Building will emphasize open spaces for collaboration and interaction among students, researchers, faculty members and visitors. (Rendering/Harley Ellis Devereaux)

Gift from Allen and Charlotte Ginsburg helps establish new building for computer science at USC

Support from ophthalmologist Allen Ginsburg and his wife, Charlotte, will help the USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s computer and data science programs continue their dramatic growth.