NewsHoward University Med School Gifted $12M By MacKenzie Scott

Howard University Med School Gifted $12M By MacKenzie Scott

Howard University’s College of Medicine received a $12 million donation from a familiar face.

The College of Medicine at Howard University has been given a $12 million by philanthropist and author MacKenzie Scott.

Howard University College of Medicine has received a remarkable $12 million gift from philanthropist and author @MacKenzieScott! This unrestricted donation is part of her $2.2 billion in grants to organizations nationwide this year. 📰 | https://t.co/EXMDcpdrRF pic.twitter.com/xMlUAZfCkQ— Howard University (@HowardU) December 13, 2023

“The unrestricted nature of the gift, which is unusual for donors, allows Howard and the College of Medicine to determine how to make the greatest impact with these new resources,” shared the school’s news platform, The Dig.

The money will be used to establish an innovation center that will also aid the College of Engineering and Architecture students. The facility will be available for students of both colleges to dive deeper into medical technology and embark on new developments for patients.

“The center will allow Howard University students, through the support of MacKenzie Scott, to be leaders in medical technology innovation,” said Andrea A. Hayes Dixon, dean for the College of Medicine, in a statement. “We intend to capitalize on the diverse knowledge base of our students—knowledge that could change how medicine is practiced throughout the world.” 

The College of Medicine is the oldest medical school at an HBCU.

“My hope is that this gift will further solidify our College of Medicine as a world-class institution that attracts and retains future leaders in the field of medicine,” added Howard’s new president, Ben Vinson III, Ph.D. “We are extremely grateful to Ms. Scott for her amazing generosity and know that this gift will only strengthen us, and ultimately, the future of healthcare as our students learn to provide care that improves outcomes for all patients.” 


Source: Black Enterprise

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