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The Milken Institute improving public health through education
By: Milken Institute
March 11, 2014
   
   

The George Washington University today announced the Milken Institute School of Public Health and the establishment of the Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness. The Milken Institute, in collaboration with the Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation and the Milken Family Foundation, has contributed in an effort to advance public health initiatives around the world.

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George Washington University Dean Lynn R. Goldman and Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken. Click on the image to watch the video about the announcement.

aEURoeFor decades, Mike Milken and Sumner Redstone have exemplified philanthropy of the most visionary and powerful kind,aEUR? said George Washington University President Steven Knapp. aEURoeThese new resources will greatly enhance our universityaEUR(TM)s capacity to address global health challenges with life-altering solutions.aEUR?

Advances in treatment and cures have been rapid, but the benefits for public health have been muted as these strides are largely offset by poor nutrition, insufficient focus on prevention and wellness, environmental factors and lifestyle decisions. The school and center will develop solutions to many of the worldaEUR(TM)s public health challenges.