Through Hillman Foundation and Henry L. Hillman Foundation, the late Henry and Elsie Hillman made generous contributions throughout the Pittsburgh region, especially in science and medicine. Their vision of making Pittsburgh a renowned leader in cancer care became a reality in 2002 with a $10 million grant to establish the Hillman Cancer Center, a world-class institution housing both research laboratories and clinical treatment facilities under one roof. Their generous support of the Hillman Fellows for Innovative Cancer Research Program, established in 2004, has helped to attract promising young researchers and to foster the development of novel cancer treatments. The Hillman Fellows Program will continue to grow and flourish, with a newly announced commitment of $30 million from Henry L. Hillman Foundation to support the Program over the next 10 years.
Watch Stanley Marks, MD, Chairman of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, and Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, Director of UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, discuss the Hillman vision and legacy in the video.