Wednesday October 9, 2013 0 commentsFORT COLLINS - The Malone Family Foundation, led by media magnate and philanthropist John C. Malone, has donated $6 million to Colorado State University's Orthopaedic Research Center to advance the center's scientific discovery and clinical expertise in sports medicine and rehabilitation, CSU announced.
The gift will establish the Leslie A. Malone Presidential Chair in Equine Sports Medicine and will expand the Orthopaedic Research Center's pioneering Equine Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Program by supporting an additional faculty member and resident.
"We are grateful for the Malone Family Foundation's substantial gift, and for the foresight of John and Leslie Malone, who understand the importance of supporting leading-edge teaching, research and clinical service in equine sports medicine and rehabilitation," said Tony Frank, CSU president.
"This gift will help Colorado State to advance a new veterinary specialty that is critical to the health of equine athletes and the horse industry."
The CSU Orthopaedic Research Center is renowned for its research into equine musculoskeletal disease and injury, development of new diagnostic imaging and surgery techniques and cutting-edge gene and stem cell therapies, CSU said.
The center's faculty works with competitive race horses, cutting and reining horses, jumpers and dressage horses.