$5M UC-Riverside Med School Grant Closer to Final Approval
On Tuesday, a Desert Healthcare District committee voted unanimously to recommend a $5 million grant to UC-Riverside's proposed medical school. The grant would be distributed as five $1 million grants over five years for four key initiatives to improve health care in the Coachella Valley. The funding would be used to hire primary care doctors; develop residency and clinical training programs; build a school-wide telemedicine system; and reinforce local health education programs. The full board is scheduled to vote Sept. 27 on final approval of the grant.
- "UCR Medical School One Step Closer to $5M Grant" (Kaufmann, Palm Springs Desert Sun, 9/14).