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University Launches $5 B Campaign for Health

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by Jennifer O'Brien

UC San Francisco on Friday launched one of the largest fundraising efforts ever set by a U.S. university, a $5 billion campaign aimed at tackling the most complex biomedical questions of our day and working more broadly to improve the quality of people’s health over their lifetimes.

Rising health care costs and the treatment of complex diseases and conditions have increased pressure on the U.S. health care system. At the same time, the country faces widening health disparities among people of different social statuses, ethnicities and genders. Additionally, the population is aging; by 2050, the number of Americans over age 65 is expected to double.

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