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In April 2011, San Diegans gained their first and only dedicated cardiovascular center with research, programs and patient services all in one location. The culmination of a seven-year project, the Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center was named for Richard and Maria (Gaby) Sulpizio, who bestowed a $10 million dollar leadership gift on the University of California, San Diego. The University, with their strong academic cardiovascular program in mind, made the logical decision to build the new Center across the freeway from the main UC San Diego campus. The $230 million dollar building, attached to the existing Thornton Hospital in La Jolla, California, resulted from a level of successful teambuilding and rapport atypical of extended construction projects.