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Indiana University School of Medicine Receives $60M Gift

Lilly Endowment, an Indianapolis private philanthropic foundation, announced that it will give a $60 million gift to the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine to be disbursed over a period of 6 years. The gift will establish the Indiana Physician Scientist Initiative, an effort to stimulate and streamline the process of translating laboratory research into viable treatment options, and will benefit the university's recruitment of top scientists and researchers.

According to IU, the Lilly Endowment gift will be used to assist in recruitment of physician-scientists and to bolster the school's Medical Scientist Training Program, as well as to invest in the Indiana Biobank for storage of and access to patient biological samples. Funds are also slated to support IU's international clinical efforts and the school's Translational Research Acceleration Collaboration (ITRAC).

NIA Awards $2M to Weill Cornell

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a $2 million, five-year, grant to Weill Cornell Medical College to fund an Edward R. Roybal Center for Research on Applied Gerontology. The grant will establish the Cornell-Columbia Translational Research Institute on Pain in Later Life (TRIPLL). TRIPLL, a multi-institutional and interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at improving pain management in older adults, will serve New York metro-area senior citizens in a variety of settings including hospitals, managed care centers and home health aides.

TRIPLL will be an expansion of the existing Roybal Center in Ithaca, the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging (CITRA), and, along with Weill Cornell's Division of Geriatrics and Gerontology, will serve as the program's hub. Cornell University College of Human Ecology, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, the Hospital for Special Surgery, and the Visiting Nurse Service of New …

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