Green Family Foundation Gives $10 Million Boost to FIU Community Medicine Program
The gift is among the ten biggest ever made to FIU and is eligible for matching funds through the State of Florida’s Major Gifts Challenge Grant Program, making its total impact
The Green Family Foundation gift is eligible for a Batchelor Foundation challenge grant worth up to
“Driven by the strength of its growing medical program, FIU has become an emerging player within the national health education community. This partnership is the perfect synergy of local community outreach and education. FIU’s hands-on community approach parallels GFF’s vision in helping to serve the communities of South Florida,” said
The Green family and its foundation are longtime champions of local higher education and FIU. For more than two decades, they have supported FIU’s Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum by underwriting the Steven & Dorothea Green Critics’ Lecture Series. In 1997, a
“At FIU we have a long history of doing great things for the community together with the Green family,” said FIU President
Founded in 1991 by
Currently, the Foundation supports several programs in
“As a family and a foundation, we have long been interested in supporting programs that foster sustainable health and education initiatives,” said Ambassador
Medicine & Society, a new model for medical education, aims to prepare physicians to not only treat the disease, but also to assess and address the non-medical causes that affect health outcomes. Students will learn to approach the treatment of disease from a “cell to society” perspective, incorporating both molecular and societal factors. The curriculum integrates ethics, public health principles, the social determinants of health, cultural competency, interdisciplinary experiences, and household community visits.
“This endowment will be put to good use, preparing socially aware and responsive physicians to practice medicine in a compassionate and comprehensive manner,” said Dr.
The FIU College of Medicine, which will welcome its first class of 43 students in August, is expected to generate 66,000 new jobs and have an annual economic impact of more than
About the Green Family Foundation:
The Green Family Foundation’s (www.greenff.org) mission is to make a positive and meaningful impact in communities both at home and abroad. We provide funding and resources to organizations that support education, global health and community development. GFF empowers underserved communities to fight the cycle of extreme poverty, leading to sustainable programs that improve lives.
About the FIU College of Medicine:
The College of Medicine was approved in 2006 by the
SOURCE Green Family Foundation