WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that 12 Ohio institutions have been awarded $295,267 in funds through a competitive grant program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services aimed at expanding the training of health care professionals in Ohio.  These federal funds, made available through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, were allocated through the Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students program.

“These funds will address our nation’s shortage of health care professionals while generating economic activity in Ohio,” Brown said. “This investment will allow Ohio institutions to attract talented health care workers to meet our state’s needs.”

The funds will be used to support health professional education programs, including scholarships for disadvantaged students that commit to working in underserved areas.

The list of colleges and universities that would receive funds can be found below.

Northeast Ohio
Case Western Reserve University               Cleveland        Cuyahoga        $18,896
Lorain County Community College              Elyria               Lorain              $7,042
Medcentral College of Nursing                    Mansfield        Richland          $52,111
Northeastern Ohio Universities                  Rootstown      Portage            $36,215

Northwest Ohio
Mercy College of Northwest Ohio                 Toledo             Lucas               $14,436
Ohio Northern University                              Ada                 Hardin             $24,144

Southeast Ohio
Ohio University                                           Athens             Athens             $8,048

Southwest Ohio
College of Mount St. Joseph                      Cincinnati        Hamilton         $4,287
University of Cincinnati                             Cincinnati        Hamilton         $31,184
Wright State University                             Dayton            Montgomery     $10,060

Central Ohio
Ohio State University                               Columbus        Franklin           $64,482
Ohio State University
Research Foundation                               Columbus        Franklin           $24,362