|(From left) UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Dr. John C. Mazziotta (RES ’81, FEL ’83), chairman of the UCLA Department of Neurology, Steven Gordon and Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau.
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The Steven C. Gordon Family Foundation has pledged a gift to the Department of Neurology in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA to establish the Steven C. Gordon Family Chair in Parkinson’s Disease Research. The Gordon family graciously made the donation in memory of Steven Gordon’s father, Benjamin Gordon, who was afflicted with Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Carlos Portera-Cailliau, professor in the Movement Disorders Program in the Department of Neurology, has been selected as the inaugural chair holder. The department celebrated the Gordon family’s gift and Dr. Portera-Cailliau’s appointment on May 19, 2014, with both Mr. Gordon and Dr. Portera-Cailliau in attendance, along with their family and friends. This important philanthropic contribution will provide long-term teaching and research support for distinguished faculty in the Department of Neurology.