Large legacy for panic disorder research

The University of Helsinki has received a legacy of 910,000 euros, which will be used for establishing a fund for panic disorder research.

University Tuulikki Ilvonen (1909–2003), a retired teacher from Kouvola, has left a legacy which, according to her will, shall be used for establishing the Yrjö and Tuulikki Ilvonen fund to support the research into, and the development of treatments for, panic disorder. The board of the fund will be appointed this spring.

Rector Ilkka Niiniluoto accepted the legacy with great gratitude. He says that leaving such a substantial legacy to benefit university research shows that the donator had faith in the methods of academia and scientific research to help solve difficult problems.

Text: Liisa Voutilainen
Photo: Eero Roine

Translation: Valtasana Oy

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