The Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

Arthur Sackler was asked to help found a new medical school in the young state of Israel. He was intrigued by the need and potential, and he negotiated a special stipulation that doctors who qualified at the Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv had the right to practice in New York. He asked his brothers to join him and they did. The school officially opened in October 1972. It was not only the largest medical school in Israel, with an enrollment of 2,400 students, it stood at the forefront of medical and health education in the country. In 1976 a unique Israel-New York program was introduced: Every year, 40 New York residents are subsidized to enter the program in Tel Aviv and trained according to United States standards. In return, they must agree to return home and practice in parts of New York State where doctors are scarce.

Sackler School of Medicine
17 East 62nd Street
New York, New York 10065

Arthur M. Sackler Center for Health Communications, Tufts University

The Arthur M. Sackler Center for Health Communications, at Tufts University on Boston’s Harrison Avenue, opened in 1986. There were several days of celebrations, including the first live University conference across the world with an international symposium on health that would link with Chinese scientists. The Minister of Public Health, Dr. Qian Xinzhong, was in attendance with other Chinese doctors, and many took part from a location in Beijing. The building provided classroom and office space and a state of the art library with the latest in computer technology.

Tufts University
145 Harrison Avenue,
Medford, MA 02155‎

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 Institute of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, New York University

President James McNaughton Hester asked Arthur Sackler for a donation and his brothers joined. The Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical 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

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