Wistar receives $1.5 million grant from trust

Posted: August 23, 2013

The Wistar Institute said it has received a $1.5 million grant from the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust of West Conshohocken to endow a professorship in cancer research.

Wistar, a medical-research center in University City, said it has been a regular recipient of research grants from the W.W. Smith trust for more than 30 years.

The trust, established through the will of William Wykoff Smith, an oil company executive who died in 1976, made $9.8 million in grants in the year ended June 30, 2013, according to its website.


Contact Harold Brubaker at 215-854-4651 or hbrubaker@phillynews.com.

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