CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati (UC) Academic Health Center has received a $2.5 million gift from the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Foundation to support the department of psychiatry.
A $2 million portion of the gift will establish the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Endowed Chair in Psychiatry.
The Kaplan Chair will be awarded to the chairman of the department of psychiatry.
“This gift will continue Dr. Kaplan’s great legacy in our department,” said Stephen Strakowski, MD, interim chair of the psychiatry department. “His generosity exceeds our simple words of thanks, but is greatly appreciated as further indication of Dr. Kaplan’s strong commitment to our department and the field of mental health.”
“The field of psychiatry is ever-changing, and this gift will be instrumental in helping us nurture all that is best in our existing traditions and in future therapeutic developments,” said David Stern, MD, dean of the College of Medicine. “We are extremely proud that the chairman of our psychiatry department will now be known as the Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Chair.”