Happy 40th, Sanford Burnham Prebys!
Today marks the 40th anniversary of our institute, which was founded on July 7, 1976 as the La Jolla Cancer Research Foundation. The institute that Dr. William and Lillian Fishman started in a renovated apartment building with equipment built from spare parts has since become ;a world-renowned research organization. The original staff of five has now grown to over 1,000 employees, including more than 700 scientists.
The City of San Diego has declared today, July 7, 2016 “Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute Day.” Mayor Faulconer’s Director of Outreach, John Ly, came to SBP to deliver the proclamation, which highlights 40 years of scientific successes.
SBP will continue to celebrate its 40 years of success with various events over the next 12 months.