Chao Family Elevates Medical Care in OC
$5 million gift from the Chao family supports cancer research at UCI
June 26, 2017
Chao family siblings Allen Chao, Agnes Kung, Phylis Hsia and Richard Chao and their spouses donate $5 million to establish two endowed chairs at the UC Irvine Health Chao Family Comprehensive Center. The gift will support renowned leukemia researchers Richard Van Etten, M.D., Ph.D., and Susan O’Brien, M.D., and their work.
“From our father, who owned a pharmaceutical company, to the children in our family who chose health-related careers, three generations of the Chao family have been involved in keeping people healthy,” said Allen Chao, CEO of Tanvex BioPharma. “It is important to our family to give back to the community. We are pleased to partner with UC Irvine Health to move important cancer research forward and to give residents local access to nationally recognized physicians and potentially lifesaving treatments.”