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Penn State Gets $20M Grant To Improve Public Health

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The National Institutes of Health is awarding a $20 million grant to Penn State Health's Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine.

The funds essentially aim to use scientific discoveries to make healthier communities.

The money will go towards training programs for faculty, staff and students, groundbreaking research, as well as a data system that will be able to analyze information to predict and prevent disease.

It will connect research done at 10 different schools and institutes at Penn State.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute is one of three of its kind in the state.

"The CTSI provides an opportunity to...use research informatics and innovative community engagement strategies to better understand how we can manage the health of diverse populations," said Dr.

A. Craig Hillemeier, dean of Penn State College of Medicine, chief executive officer of the Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and senior vice president of health affairs for Penn State.

Ben Allen was the Morning Edition host at KOSU, from March 2012 to October 2013.
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