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Governor Names KSU a Center of Excellence in Biomedicine/Health Care

Posted Feb. 19, 2010

Gov. Ted Strickland, together with the Ohio Board of Regents Chancellor Eric D. Fingerhut, today announced Kent State as a Center of Excellence in Biomedicine and Health Care for the state of Ohio. Kent State joins 13 other universities throughout the state to receive this distinction.

The Centers are committed to focusing their academic and research activities on biomedical and health care to create jobs in Ohio and further strengthen Ohio’s international reputation as a leader in bioscience research and development. Kent State’s Center focuses on the health of individuals and communities. Kent State’s College of Nursing is one of the top five producers of nurses in the country. The university’s new College of Public Health was established to help meet the demonstrated state and national need for public health professionals.

For more information on Ohio’s Centers of Excellence in Biomedicine and Health Care, visit http://www.governor.ohio.gov/Default.aspx?tabid=1532.