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LIU Brooklyn Receives Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation Grant


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Brooklyn, N.Y. (April 18, 2016) – The LIU Brooklyn School of Health Professions has been awarded a prestigious President’s Grant from the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation to further develop workshops, teaching modules, and curriculum for interprofessional education.

“With a proud tradition of support for innovative, interdisciplinary health care, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is a prestigious partner for our efforts to advance interprofessional education in the health professions,” said Kimberly R. Cline, president of LIU. “This grant will further advance student opportunities in health care at LIU Brooklyn.”

The New York City-based Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation is a highly respected and selective national funder that has worked since 1930 to improve health care across the United States. Founded by Kate Macy Ladd in memory of her father, the prominent philanthropist Josiah Macy Jr. who ran the company that later became Standard Oil, the Foundation supports projects that broaden and improve health professional education. With $144 million in assets and $6 million in annual giving, the Foundation is the nation’s largest funder of interprofessional education, and it is now the only national foundation solely dedicated to this mission.

More than 500 LIU Brooklyn students convened Thursday, April 7 for the most recent workshop, further engaging students with the four core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice. The goal of these workshops it to prepare all health professions students to work together deliberatively,with the common goal of building a safer, stronger, patient-centered and community-oriented U.S. health care system.

LIU Brooklyn offers more professional programs in health care than any other campus in New York City between the School of Health Professions, the Harriet Rothkopf Heilbrunn School of Nursing, and the Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. ranks the School of Health Professions first in the nation for health care major salaries.


LIU is one of the nation’s largest private universities. Since 1926, LIU has provided high quality academic programs taught by world-class faculty.  LIU offers 500 accredited programs to more than 20,000 students and has a network of over 200,000 alumni, including leaders in industries across the globe. Visit for more information.

Posted 04/20/2016

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