Neuroscience & The Druckenmiller Foundation

NYU has launched its Neuroscience Institute thanks to the generous $100 million gift given by Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller. The Institute’s mission is to improve brain health through impactful discoveries and the translation of those discoveries into better clinical care and public health.

The gift from the Druckenmiller’s will support recruitment of exemplary basic, translational, and clinical faculty to the NYU neuroscience community who will enhance the strengths already present and create bridges across research areas. Also, among the activities supported by the gift is the Annual Druckenmiller Neuroscience Symposium.

The Druckenmiller Foundation

Fiona Druckenmiller, owner of FD, has been a trustee and strong advo­cate of NYU Langone Medical Center since 2006. Stanley Druckenmiller, founder of Duquesne Capital Management, is also an active volunteer and is chair­man of the board of the Harlem Children’s Zone.

“We believe that breakthroughs in neuroscience and stem cell research will yield huge benefits in both quality and length of life. Every family is affected in one way or another by brain disorders or brain aging. An aging brain can lead to problems with memory, learning, sleep, and feelings of well-being, not to mention all the ways the brain mediates other aspects of health. By better understanding brain dysrhythmias, neurotransmitter imbalances, and how to maintain optimal neuron health, we can help those afflicted by such diseases as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, and ALS. We can also learn how to improve treatment and recovery for the debilitating brain damage that often results from accidents, strokes, and brain tumors. The brain is one of the last great frontiers in medicine, and advances in related research could help both the individual and society function at a higher level.” -- Fiona and Stanley Druckenmiller

Established in 1993, the Druckenmiller Foundation primarily supports medical research, education, and efforts to fight poverty. The Foundation has also supported the Harlem Children’s Zone, the Robin Hood Foundation, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and the New York Stem Cell Foundation.