Johns Hopkins U Alum Establishes Charitable Trust With $10 Million Gift

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Leslie C. Norins, a 1958 Johns Hopkins University graduate, has established a charitable trust to fund an exchange program for students and young science faculty between Hopkins and an Australian research center, the university announced Monday.

In an effort to provide other young scientists with the same opportunities for international collaboration that he experienced after receiving his degree from the Hopkins Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Norins is endowing the exchange program with the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne, a bioscience research center.

The gift from Norins and his wife, Ann "Rainey" Norins, is estimated at about $10 million and will be given after their deaths, according to the university. Norins directed a laboratory at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for a decade, and then went on to launch over 80 scientific and medical newsletters.

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