$20 Million Commitment Made to Proposed New Pennsylvania College of Osteopathic Medicine

A college of osteopathic medicine proposed by Indiana University of Pennsylvania has secured a $20 million commitment from its foundation, the largest gift toward the initiative to date. The medical school would be the first osteopathic school of medicine on a public university campus in Pennsylvania. The commitment brings to $23.7 million the amount raised so far for the college, almost a fourth of what is believed to be needed initially, according to the university. In addition, Sen. John Fetterman, D-Braddock, and U.S. Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Jefferson, have announced they are seeking $2 million in community project funds in the federal budget for fiscal year 2025. Public and private funds already directed to the project include $2 million in state government funds announced in January by Senate Majority Leader Joe Pittman, R-Indiana; $1 million from alumnus Rich Caruso in May 2023; $500,000 from IUP’s alumni association in December; and another $150,000 in the 2024 federal budget. Read more.