Dr. Richard and Anne Borch give $1 million to faculty research

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The College of Pharmacy is happy to announce Richard Borch, Purdue professor emeritus of medicinal chemistry and molecular pharmacology and former head of the Department and Lilly Distinguished Professor of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, and his wife, Anne, have gifted the College of Pharmacy $1 million.

This gift will support and maintain a research award in the Department of Medical Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology. The award will provide critical support to a faculty member who is conducting research where such support is essential to sustain an ongoing program of great promise or to initiate a highly innovative program in a new area. The goal is to assure that the research program selected for the award is ultimately sustained by major external support. The award will be known as the Rick and Anne Borch MCMP Research Award.

“MCMP is an outstanding department with great faculty,” Borch said. “When doing research, sometimes faculty need a boost in money to try out a new idea or have a lapse in funding. Research is the heart of the department. I hope this gift can provide some additional opportunities in research for the department.”

"The College is truly grateful for the loyal and generous support of Rick and Anne Borch. This award is a perfect example of the Borch's continued commitment to stimulating innovation through supporting faculty excellence in research," said Dean Barker.

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