McGill University has launched the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Institute of Genomic Medicine thanks to an over $30M gift from alumnus Dr Victor Phillip Dahdaleh. The institute will focus on diagnostic tools, targeted treatments, new pharmaceuticals, and preventative vaccines. It will also draw on McGill’s social science expertise to lead research on the ethical, policy, and legal implications of genomics medicine; and collaborate with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and affiliated hospitals on clinical intervention opportunities. “Dr Dahdaleh’s generous gift provides crucial resources to help us attract impactful young scientists, students and trainees from around the world and create the conditions for these scientists to pursue their research activities and have a global impact on public health,” said Institute Director Mark Lathrop. Newswire Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.