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Kettering Gift invests in new Biomedical Research at Wright State
DAYTON, OHIO -- The Kettering Fund has donated $500,000 to Wright State University School of Medicine to launch innovative new projects in biomedical research. The Kettering gift will be used for seed grants to develop new lines of research through the Medical Innovations grant program at Wright State. Six research projects were selected for funding in a competitive, peer-review selection process.
"This generous gift will be used to encourage Wright State scientists to develop new and promising research ideas," says Dr. Howard Part, acting dean of medicine at Wright State. "Our goal is turning the best ideas into research initiatives that lead to the next generation of medical treatments and cures."
Medical Innovations grants were awarded to six principal investigators for the following research projects:
In 1974 the Kettering family contributed $1 million to help found Wright State University School of Medicine. In 1996 the Kettering family donated another $1 million to endow a scholarship fund for Wright State medical students who make a commitment to treat geriatric patients in the Miami Valley region. "The Kettering family is pleased to continue its support of Wright State University School of Medicine. As the School celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we hope this gift will open up new horizons for biomedical research at Wright State which will benefit the Miami Valley region for many more years to come," says Al Leland, executive vice president of Bank One Trust Company in Dayton, who represents the Kettering Fund.