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November 05, 2015

$20 Million Gift Boosts Mental-Health Studies at University of Calif.

The University of California, San Francisco announced a $20 million donation Wednesday from the Ray and Dagmar Dolby Family Fund for research on the neural and genetic underpinnings of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disease, reports the San Francisco Business Times.

Ray Dolby, inventor of the sound system that bears his name, died two years ago at the age of 80. Dagmar Dolby, his widow, said in a statement that the UCSF psychiatry department's work on mental illness "is a critical step forward for the millions of people who suffer, seemingly invisibly, with diseases that are real and unfortunately underfunded."