Self Regional donates $5.6M
Saturday, February 22, 2014 12:00 AM
Clemson University President James Clements speaks during a partnership announcement Friday morning at Self Regional's Cancer Center in Greenwood.
(Matt Bruce | Index-Journal)
It was a day in which researchers from across the state drew together for a landmark effort.
Self Regional Healthcare on Friday announced it was partnering with the Greenwood Genetic Center and Clemson University as part of a historic alliance poised to create a bridge toward genetic advances in the Emerald City.
Dozens of civic leaders and Upstate medical professionals gathered for the announcement Friday morning at Self Regional's Cancer Center in Greenwood. During the event, Self Regional announced it would be gifting $5.6 million during the next three years to support the development of a 17,000-square-foot genetic research and education center here.
Self Regional Healthcare President and CEO Jim Pfeiffer dubbed the collaboration a winning formula that could amount to breakthroughs in genetic testing and research in Greenwood, leading to improved treatments for everything from intellectual disabilities to cancer and diabetes.
"This is what I would like to call a 'win-win-win' scenario," he said. "We think that this is basically going to put us on the map in terms of biogenetics research, not only for the state of South Carolina, but I think for the nation and possibly even the world."
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