Medical schools win service grants

NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted Aug. 22, 2005

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Eight medical schools have been awarded grants for medical student-initiated community service programs, through a program of the Assn. of American Medical Colleges and the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative.

The "Caring for Community" program this year will help fund six free medical clinics and two health education programs.

The grants range from $12,000 to $30,000 over the span of one to four years.

For 2005 the grant winners are Baylor College of Medicine in Texas; Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City; Louisiana State University School of Medicine; University at Buffalo State University of New York School of Medicine and Biological Sciences; University of Massachusetts Medical School; University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; and University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in New York.

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