USA: San Francisco – Taube Philanthropies give Millions to Youth Addiction

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Taubes Give $14.5 Million to Address Youth Addiction, Concussions

FEBRUARY 5, 2018

San Francisco-based Taube Philanthropies has announced gifts totaling $14.5 million from Tad and Dianne Taube to the Stanford University School of Medicineand Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in support of child and adolescent health.

A gift of $9.5 million will launch the Tad and Dianne Taube Youth Addiction Initiative, which will focus on understanding the causes and advancing the treatment and prevention of addiction during adolescence. The funds will endow the program’s directorship; a postdoctoral fellowship for an early-career researcher or clinician in child and adolescent mental health (with a focus on youth addiction); and faculty scholar awards in the areas of clinical care, research, and community engagement. As part of ongoing efforts at Stanford Medicine and Packard Children’s to address mental health among young people between the ages of 12 and 25, the initiative will seek to fully address addiction starting at its earliest exposure in adolescence

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