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A.T. Still University Receives Grants from HRSA

By Yvette Crenshaw

A.T. Still University (ATSU) in Kirksville, MO has a lot to be proud of after receiving eight awards totalling $5.86 million in grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). According to a recent press release, the grants will really benefit the University, which has campuses in Kirksville, MO and Mesa, AZ.

The press release noted that the grants are designated for specific areas and cannot be used for anything else. One of the grants will go toward establishing a department of family and community medicine at the University’s school of Osteopathic Medicine. This department will train Community Health Centers on meeting the needs of vulnerable populations. Other purposes for the grants include a workforce development initiative to produce oral health leaders for health centers, intensifying instruction and assessment in health literacy, and providing more teaching resources and classroom technology. Douglas Wood, D.O., Ph.D., ATSU Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs, said the following:

“the funding from these awards will first and foremost benefit the patients and the healthcare professionals in primary care, public health, and underserved locations. These new resources will help ATSU to concentrate on sound and innovative education and compassionate practice.”

Home of the world’s first osteopathic medical school, established in 1892, A.T. Still University is recognized around the world as a renowned, multidisciplinary healthcare educator. ATSU instills in students the compassion and hands-on experience needed to address the needs of the whole person. The University has a rich history of providing leadership for comprehensive health care education and research and is consistently ranked in U.S. News and World Report’s “Best Graduate Schools” guide.

Photo Courtesy of ATSU.