Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center

Clark University


Ground breaking ceremony was held Saturday, May 21, 1983
The Center includes a new structure with 24,000 square feet of space on three levels, connecting with the Bio-Physics Building and Jeppson laboratory. Approximately 43,500 square feet of space in the older buildings will be renovated as part of the overall project. This was made possible through generous gifts from trustees, friends, alumni, foundations, and corporations. The Arthur M. Sackler Sciences Center at Clark University opened on March 1, 1985.

Clark University
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610

The Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences

Tufts University


President of Tufts, Jean Mayer, contacted Sackler in January 1979 and proposed building a new Sackler college on the Medical School campus in the center of Boston. The whole deal was quickly accomplished, the first agreement was drawn up in September 1979 and the final was signed, together with his brothers, in January 1980. The groundbreaking took place on October 7, 1980 with Margaret Heckler, Secretary of Health and Human Services, in attendance at Sackler’s invitation. The school could offer double degrees – MD-PhD, VMD-PhD or DMD-PhD. Sackler suggested Lou Lasagna, known as the father of clinical pharmacology, then at University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, to be Founding Dean.

Tufts University
145 Harrison Avenue,
Medford, MA 02155‎

Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Science

New York University


President James McNaughton Hester asked Arthur Sackler for a donation and his brothers joined. The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biochemical Sciences opened in 1980. It was a model of diversity with African, Native and Hispanic Americans and people with economic and physical disabilities making up a sizable percentage of the enrollment. Students came from Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South American; and more than half of the graduate candidates were women. Many students went immediately into teaching, medicine, industry, law and government. Sackler was on the Board of Trustees of New York University from 1982-7.

NYU Medical Center
550 First Avenue, New York, NY 10016