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College of Nursing receives $250,000 donation

October 17, 2013

Jeff Adler and his wife, Ellen, are donating $750,000 to various Detroit entities to help the city's renaissance, including $250,000 to Wayne State University's College of Nursing. Charged with an urban mission at a time when thousands of people may seek medical treatment for the first time under the Affordable Health Care Act, the college is training nurses as well as nurse practitioners that might address the challenge of not enough doctors to meet patient demand. "We're so thankful for the Adlers and their generous gift," interim Dean Nancy Artinian said of the largest individual gift the nursing school has ever received. She said the money would create Adler Scholarships to help current students and recruit new students in a state that needs thousands of them.