MEDICAL SCHOOL GIFT Marshall University Medical School Receives $500,000 Donation
Reported by: Tiersa Davis
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Jan. 31, 2013 12:13 PM EST
Updated: Jan. 31, 2013 12:27 PM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University has received a $500,000 donation from the Huntington Foundation Inc.
The school was given the donation to create The Huntington Foundation Inc./Frank E. Hanshaw Sr. Endowed Chair of Geriatrics, according to a news release from Marshall University. The West Virginia Research Trust Fund, or Bucks for Brains, is expected to match the gift, bringing the total to $1 million for Marshall.
The hope is that the school can do research on diseases and the aging process of the elderly community.
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