The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center announced a $25 million gift Wednesday from Dallas businesswoman Lyda Hill to establish a Department of Bioinformatics that will work to bridge research and clinical treatment, the Dallas Morning News and Dallas Business Journal write.
The new department for Ms. Hill, the president of LH Holdings and the granddaughter of the late oil tycoon H.L. Hunt. UT Southwestern said it will manage and analyze large sets of medical data with an eye to "developing new therapeutic strategies and understanding the foundations of life and the defects that cause disease." Ms. Hill has now given $37.5 million to the hospital.
Read a Chronicle of Philanthropy article on Ms. Hill's science- and health-focused giving.