At the eighth annual Crown Awards, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons celebrated Dr. P. Roy and Diana Vagelos, whose generosity and foresight continue to shape the future of our institution.
At the event, held on Dec. 4, 2017, Columbia announced that the medical school will be renamed in their honor. It will be officially known as the Columbia University Roy and Diana Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Columbia University also announced a new gift of $250 million from Roy and Diana Vagelos for the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. A major portion of the gift, $150 million, will endow a fund that will help Columbia eliminate student loans for medical students who qualify for financial aid.