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Drexel University receives $9 million donation for new center to combat ‘structural racism’

Drexel University receives $9 million donation for new center to combat ‘structural racism’
Will treat racism as a 'public health crisis.'

p p Will treat racism as a ‘public health crisis’ Drexel University received a $9 million donation from alumna Dana Dornsife and her husband David to establish a new center dedicated to studying racism and public health issues.” “All over the world there are renewed calls to address racism as the public health crisis that it is,” Ana Diez Roux, dean of the Dornsife School, said in the statement.The Dornsife School of Public Health was founded in 1996 on the “principles of health as a human right and the importance of social justice to health,” according to the private university in Philadelphia’s news release.University officials said the center aims to “provide anti-racist public health educational and training opportunities for students and public health professionals.

” Another primary goal includes promoting “multidisciplinary, anti-racist public health research and scholarship rooted in historical context, contemporary theoretical frameworks and rigorous, innovative methods.” The Dornsife School of Public Health will now be able to hire two new faculty members who specialize in racial inequities and health as a result of the donation.

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