Through the collective advocacy efforts of the Department of External Affairs, the School of Podiatric Medicine, the Center for Juvenile Justice, the Division of Nursing, and the School of Social Work, Barry University has received state funding in the amount of $523,520. Florida Gov. Rick Scott recently signed the state’s budget which included the line items containing Barry’s funding. The money provided will go toward funding three Barry initiatives that address vital needs in the state and aim to reduce overall costs to taxpayers.
Barry University School of Podiatric Medicine
The School of Podiatric Medicine’s Paul & Margaret Brand Research Center and Barry’s Center for Juvenile Justice will receive $200,000 and $250,000 respectively. Barry’s Diabetes Amputation Prevention Program at the Brand Research Center will enable researchers to conduct evidenced-based evaluation of diabetic amputations with an end-goal of making recommendations to reduce the cost of healthcare through limiting amputations. The Juvenile Justice Center will continue to work closely with public defenders to enhance representation of minors and reduce recidivism.