The Greenwood Genetic Center announced this week it was awarded a $2.75 million donation from the Duke Endowment.
The three-year, multi-million dollar grant will help fund the Greenwood-based research center's upcoming expansion of treatment initiatives, according to a press release issued Thursday trumpeting the endowment. The Duke Endowment comes on the heels of Self Regional Healthcare announcing last month its partnership with Clemson University and the Genetic Center to help support the expansion endeavor with a $5.6 million, three-year donation of its own.

The Genetic Center makes up Self Regional Healthcare's Department of Genetics and the Duke grant comes to the center through its connection with Self Regional. It will complement Self's grant announced in February, officials said.
"We are appreciative to The Duke Endowment for their continued support of our treatment initiatives," GGC Director Steve Skinner said. "Our patients will benefit from this gift by having access to more clinical trials, improved diagnostics and more clinicians dedicated to treatment than ever before."