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Duke Endowment gives $15 million for two-state collaboration

The Charlotte-based Duke Endowment has donated $15.3 million to Health Sciences South Carolina, a collaborative established in 2004 by South Carolina’s largest research universities and health systems.

For its latest project, the collaborative will also work with health systems and medical schools in North Carolina, including UNC Chapel Hill, Duke University and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. The entities will share technology, data and analytical resources to identify and implement solutions to health-related challenges such as diabetes, stroke, obesity, heart disease and health disparities.

Organizations in the HSSC include Clemson University, the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina as well as AnMed Health, Greenville Health System, McLeod Health, MUSC Health, Palmetto Health, Self Regional Healthcare and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

The latest award is the third multimillion dollar grant made to HSSC by the Duke Endowment, for a total of $47.55 million.

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