Fred & Pamela Buffet Cancer Center

Med Center's largest project to be named the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

Image with caption: The cancer center will be named for Fred and Pamela Buffett.
The cancer center will be named for Fred and Pamela Buffett.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center and The Nebraska Medical Center announced today that their cancer center project in midtown Omaha has a name: the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

The cancer center will be named for Fred and Pamela Buffett in recognition of a gift from Pamela Buffett, through her foundation, the Rebecca Susan Buffett Foundation, to the University of Nebraska Foundation. Pamela's husband, Fred "Fritz" Buffett, died in 1997 after fighting kidney cancer. Fred Buffett and Warren Buffett were first cousins.

"We could not be more grateful to Pamela Buffett for her monumental gift," UNMC Chancellor Harold M. Maurer, M.D., said. "This is truly a transformational project that will enhance our international reputation and elevate our cancer program to a whole new level."

The Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center includes three areas dedicated to cancer: a 98-laboratory research tower, a multidisciplinary outpatient center and a hospital with up to 108 beds. In all, the cancer center's construction will cost $323 million, the largest project ever at the University of Nebraska. At the request of the donor, the gift amount will not be disclosed. The NU Board of Regents will formally vote on the naming at its June meeting.

More information about this project.

http://app1.unmc.edu/PublicAffairs/TodaySite/SiteFiles/today_full.cfm?match=10905

http://www.unmc.edu/cancercenter/cancercenterproject.htm

http://www.nebraskamed.com/article/153/plans-for-new-cancer-center-unveiled

 

 

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