Making Donations to Our Center

As our work is focused on technology development, there are many opportunities for collaboration with industrial partners. Given the breadth and nature of our work, there is potential to collaborate with diverse entities, including companies involved in ultrasound imaging systems, contrast agent manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, cell therapy, and delivery systems, to name a few.

The integration of the multidisciplinary Center functions, our compact group structure, and our new facilities lend themselves to efficient and productive collaborations with industry partners.

Models for investment or collaboration between the Center and extramural parties include, but are not limited to:

  • Sponsored (funded) research grants – pre-clinical and clinical
  • Equipment grants
  • Beta site testing of new imaging modalities
  • Material transfer agreements (e.g. for new contrast agents) Licensing of our intellectual property
  • Gifts of cash, check, or credit card
  • Gifts of stock or other assets
  • Memorial gifts, unrestricted gifts, or planned gifts

For more information on making a donation to our center, please contact Flordeliza S. Villanueva, MD, FACC at the Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics at (412) 647-5840.

Matching Gifts

Your gift may be increased if you work for a company with a matching gift program. Spouse and retiree gifts may also be matched. Please ask your employer for details.

Tax Concerns

Your contribution may be tax-deductible. Contributions to the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC are tax-deductible as provided by law. Official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free at 1-800-732-0999. Please consult with your tax advisor before making any contribution or taking any tax deduction.