Heinz Endowment Helps Support Continued Growth Of STARS Program

Jennifer ElliottDr. Jennifer Padden Elliott, a School of Pharmacy Associate Professor, has been awarded a $375,000 grant by The Heinz Endowments for the purpose of tracking asthma in the region's schoolchildren and asthma developing prevention policies.

Goals for the asthma-tracking project include analyzing the impact of outdoor allergens and air pollution on asthma exacerbations, increasing community awareness of the impact of environment on children's asthma, and implementing a specific 2-year plan and strategy to develop schools' asthma tracking and primary prevention policy outcomes.

"Dr. Elliott's work in the community continues to make a difference in improving health outcomes in patients and their communities, as our Mission is defined," said Dr. J. Douglas Bricker, Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The Heinz Endowments is devoted to the mission of helping southwestern Pennsylvania prosper as a vibrant center of creativity, learning, and social, economic and environmental sustainability.  Core to its work is the vision of a just community where all are included and where everyone who calls the region home has a real and meaningful opportunity to thrive.

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