Hartford, CT--(HISPANIC PR WIRE - BUSINESS WIRE)--November 16, 2004--The University of Connecticut today announced that it has received a total of $3.5 million in endowment gifts -- $2 million from the Aetna Foundation to support the University of Connecticut Health Center's Health Professions Partnership Initiative (HPPI) and $1.5 million from Aetna Chairman and CEO John W. Rowe, M.D., and his wife, Valerie Rowe, Ph.D., to fund the John and Valerie Rowe Health Professions Scholars Program.
...Dr. Rowe is also chairman of the UConn Board of Trustees.Mrs. Rowe is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University. "We are grateful to Aetna and to Jack and Valerie Rowe for their support of the University and these important programs," said Philip E. Austin, president of the University of Connecticut.
"These initiatives represent a multifaceted commitment to youth, education and health," said Dr. Rowe
has been a part of the fabric of Connecticut for more than 150 years, and this is a perfect fit with our integrated business and philanthropic focus on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care.This initiative will enrich the diversity of Connecticut's physicians and dentists and ultimately lead to increased access to quality health care for Connecticut's diverse populations.
and I are proud to personally support the work being done by UConn