Indiana University School of Medicine receives $14M gift


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana University School of Medicine has received a $14 million gift that will allow for the establishment of a program that helps oncology patients navigate challenges they face with cancer and more.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the gift was provided to the university by the Walther Cancer Foundation. The Walther Supportive Oncology Program at the IU Simon Cancer Center will now offer the services in one place to patients.

Dr. Patrick Loehrer is the director of the cancer center. He says matching and in-kind dollars from the medical school and Indiana University Health will bring the total value of the gift to more than $20 million.

University officials say the gift will be put toward five new faculty positions, like specialists in palliative care, psychologist and/or psychiatrist and symptom management.

Information from: The Indianapolis Star

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