Blue Cross Blue Shield Gives UF $1.6 Million

Blue Cross Blue Shield recently gave the University of Florida $1.5 million to promote faculty research that addresses health disparities among Florida residents. The funding established the Florida Blue Endowed Chair in Health and Disparities Research at UF, which will work to promote culturally sensitive practices in health care, train future health providers to follow such practices and help lead efforts at UF to eliminate health disproportions.

Additionally, the BCBSF Foundation gave a $100,000 endowment to create the Robert I. Lufrano, M.D. Health Disparities Support Fund, which will support undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral students, academic programs and presentations.


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