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Donation allows for facility to improve training for medical students


UCLA Health is building a new facility to provide computer simulation and virtual reality training for medical students following a $20 million gift.

The Eugene & Maxine Rosenfeld Hall will house the Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology, according to a university press release Wednesday. The center will allow medical students to train in simulated medical scenarios with virtual patients, such as with computer simulations or mannequins.

The hall will be located across from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for medical students to access.

Eugene Rosenfeld, an alumnus who graduated in 1956, is a real estate developer who has led companies such as Forest Lane Management LLC. Along with his wife Maxine Rosenfeld, he has previously donated to UCLA to establish the Rosenfeld library at the UCLA Anderson School of Management and the Maxine and Eugene Rosenfeld Chair in Medical Education.

The donation is a part of the UCLA Centennial Campaign, which matches outside donations; reaching toward its $4.2 billion goal by December 2019.



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