ATLANTA (PRWEB) December 22, 2020
Morehouse School of Medicine has received a $200,000 grant from Bank of America that will be used to upgrade the school’s technological infrastructure, allowing for complete continuity of operations for learners and researchers during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funds will be used to replace hardware, update software, and adopt standard technology platforms across the institution.
“The Bank of America grant will allow Morehouse School of Medicine to give its students and researchers access to leading-edge technologies that will enhance our overall learning environment as we train the next generation of medical practitioners to address health disparities in underserved communities across the country,” said President and Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD.
Morehouse School of Medicine previously offered some live-streaming and recording of classroom lectures. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the institution was required to pivot to virtual learning and rely more on technology. Now, the Bank of America grant will help MSM develop a full suite of tools and services to support students and faculty and provide continuous access to the learning and teaching environment.
The grant is part of Bank of America’s efforts to build better communities and advance racial equity and opportunity through health.
“Morehouse School of Medicine’s robust curriculum offers a strong foundation to train medical professionals serving Atlanta and beyond,” said Wendy Stewart, Atlanta market president for Bank of America. “Our partnership will help further these efforts through quality academic instruction and educational support for job training.”
Earlier this year, Morehouse School of Medicine was one of several organizations that partnered with Bank of America to distribute personal protective equipment, including 40,000 masks, to help address the spread of COVID-19 in Atlanta.