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Observer & Eccentric profiles Bloomfield couple who gave $1M for neurology research fund

December 10, 2012

The Wayne State University School of Medicine got a big boost from Bloomfield Hills residents Sindgi Dattu Sastry and Pushpa Sastry who gave $1 million to create the Sastry Foundation Clinical Neuroscience Endowed Research Fund to support research in the WSU Department of Neurology. The Sastrys awarded the gift because of their interest in research. Sindgi Dattu Sastry holds a doctoral degree in chemistry. "Neurology has been a black box for a long time," he said. "We hope, with this fund, to promote more research at Wayne State University to help develop new medicines or therapies. We also hope this gift encourages others to contribute to research," Pushpa Sastry said. "People need to contribute to the society they live in to help the common good."