is May, the loveliest of months. The fresh green here
in Songdo proves this month’s reputation to be true.
Since 2006, we have been tirelessly preparing for
the May 9th opening of the Gachon University of Medicine
and Science ‘Lee Gil
Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute’.
We opened the doors of our institute on May 9th with
the hopes of growing into a leading research institute
that can proudly stand beside those of its kind.
Through the determination and worldly knowledge
of Chairman Lee Gil Ya of the Gachon Gil Foundation
along with a cutting edge research system and equipment,
our institute will research the close examination,
prevention and new treatments of two of mankind’s
greatest afflictions: cancer and diabetes. Such
research will contribute significantly to the improvement
of patients’ health and will undoubtedly lead to
a better quality of life for all mankind.
The Lee Gil Ya Cancer and Diabetes Institute is
the first and sole research institute with a ‘Mouse
Metabolic Phenotyping Center’. We
are also constructing our nation’s leading animal
research center and genomics-proteomics center.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the Gachon
Gil Foundation. As we move beyond the accomplishments
of this past half-century towards a hundred-year
cornerstone, our institute represents the link between
the thousand-year goals of the Foundation and the
realization of these hopes.
At our institute, we will do our very best to overcome
cancer and diabetes in order to become a beacon
of hope for those afflicted with these diseases
and eventually improve the quality of life for all
mankind. Through original research and first-rate
skill, we intend to become the medical front-runner
of the 21st century. We ask for your unwavering
support and interest in helping us achieve our goals.