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Drexel’s School of Public Health Receives $750,000 to Establish Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice

PHILADELPHIA, November 27, 2007

What: The Thomas Scattergood Behavioral Health Foundation will present Drexel University School of Public Health representatives with a five-year $750,000 grant to establish the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice. Leading efforts for the new Center is Drexel professor and 2006 MacArthur Foundation grant recipient Dr. John A. Rich, MD, MPH. The new Center will focus on trauma as a public health issue. In the first phase of the planning process the Center’s core staff will build the infrastructure for the training and technical assistance that the Center will provide to emergency-room personnel and first responders. Visuals/Who: Joseph Pyle, president of the Scattergood Foundation, and Samuel Rhoads, chair of the Scattergood Foundation Board of Directors, will present a giant mock check to School of Public Health representatives Dean Marla Gold, Dr. Rich and Dr. Sandra Bloom, Dr. Theodore Corbin of the Drexel University College of Medicine and Linda Rich. When: TODAY, November 28, 2007, at 6 p.m. Where: Paul Peck Alumni Center, 32nd and Market Streets. Background: Drexel University’s School of Public Health is the only school of public health in the Philadelphia region and one of two in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ### News Media Contact: Niki Gianakaris, Assistant Director, Drexel News Bureau 215-895-6741, 215-778-7752 (cell) or ngianakaris@drexel.edu