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Dedicating the Strauss Lobby


Strauss Lobby

In honor of her late father, Robert Perry Strauss, Kimberly Strauss made a $500,000 investment to support the creation of a new Stem Cell Center at the Farber Institute for Neurosciences.

The Stem Cell Center will be led by Thomas Jefferson University professor, Dr. Lorraine Iacovitti whose research seeks to discover new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's Disease (PD).

Robert P. Strauss was a native of Bryn Mawr, PA and a former executive for Pep Boys Auto Stores, which was co-founded by his father in 1921. His daughter Kimberly embraced his lessons about the importance of philanthropy and has made generous contributions to many institutions, including the Farber Institute.

On December 3, Jefferson held a dedication ceremony and portrait unveiling to recognize Kimberly’s commitment to advancing neuroscience research at Jefferson and to honor her father, who died in 2014. The lobby of the Health Professions Academic Building at 901 Walnut Street is now bears Robert Strauss’ name; his portrait hangs near the building’s main entrance.

To read more about neuroscience research, please click here.

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