The gift will enable the Catholic university to develop programs at its Henrietta Schmoll School of Health that address changing needs in senior living, primary care, and global health. The gift also will fund technology upgrades and the hiring of additional faculty to support the school's ongoing expansion.
"This gift will help us bridge the gap between theory and practice in some of the most rapidly changing areas of health care," said Penelope Moyers, dean of the Schmoll School and the university's Graduate College. "Thoughtful application of learning technologies will integrate education and workforce demands and thus significantly influence the way health care is delivered. The GHR gift will help us develop culturally sensitive practitioners who will both improve the quality of patient care and lower overall healthcare costs."