Expert introduces new child-abuse center

Esteemed child abuse expert Dr. Richard D. Krugman spoke Thursday afternoon at the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center before a reception held for the new Penn State Hershey Center for the Protection of Children. Krugman, who is the vice chancellor for health affairs for the University of Colorado Denver, provided strong background information for why it is so important to continue the efforts to reduce child abuse. Dean of the College of Medicine Dr. Harold L. Paz said the new center will focus mainly on patient care, education, research and the formation of partnerships with other organizations such as the Dickinson School of Law to advocate against child abuse. According to Paz, the center was established in December when the university announced it would contribute $500,000 to $800,000 of the Big Ten Bowl Game revenue to the center, on top of the $1.5 million to the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center. Paz said the Hershey Medical Center has had different initiatives for a long time but recently found the momentum to bring them together with the center. Expert introduces new child-abuse center with lecture

By Sam Janesch and Mitchell Culler Collegian Staff Writers

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