$5 million will boost OSU's global medical efforts

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Officials say a $5 million grant will be used to raise Ohio State University's standing in global medicine and advance its humanitarian work overseas.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/UvTj6y ) reports that the corporate gift from Greif Packaging Charitable Trust will cement ties between OSU's Wexner Medical Center and the Global Health Delivery Partnership in Boston. It was announced Thursday.

Half of the $5 million gift will go to Ohio State. The rest will go to the Global Health Delivery Partnership, a Boston-based nonprofit that works to improve the health of the poor in the developing world.

Dr. Daniel Sedmak, director of Wexner Medical Center's Office of Global Health, said that although Ohio State will use some of its share for part-time faculty hires, it plans to spend the bulk of it overseas.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com