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20 Million Dollars For Duke University

Research and education programs at Duke University will receive 280 million dollars from the Duke University Health System.

The announcement came this morning during Duke Medicine's 75th
Anniversary Science Symposium.

Health Affairs Chancellor Dr. Victor Dzau (zow) says the money will be used over the next ten years and comes from the health system's reserves. Academic programs and research in the schools of
medicine and nursing will use the money.

Dzau says it will be aimed at discoveries related to biological
processes and applying that to finding new methods to diagnose and
treat diseases. He says there will also be money for research in
looking at factors such as race and poverty that may play a part in
diseases.


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