fischell-umd-med-image.jpgFamous local inventor Robert E. Fischell is gifting $20 million to the University of Maryland School of Medicine in support of biomedical research.

The gift will be used to establish the Robert E. Fischell Center for Biomedical Innovation at the medical school, and provide funding for a planned new 450,000 square foot research building on the school's Baltimore campus. It will also support research funds and endowed professorships for the new Fischell Center.