Forrest Hoglund, chairman of KU First's 18-member steering committee, and his wife, Sally, gave the campaign its unofficial start last October with a $7 million pledge. The gift includes $4 million for the establishment of a new center for brain research at the Kansas University Medical Center. Expected to open next year, the Hoglund Brain Imaging Center will be one of 12 U.S. facilities equipped with sophisticated brain-imaging machines that scientists hope will shed new light on the causes and cures for Alzheimer's disease and other diseases of the brain.


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