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Amgen Gifts $1M to Keck Graduate Institute for Genomics Education Center

NEW YORK — The Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) said today that it has received a $1 million gift from Amgen to establish a genomic sciences education center.

Called the KGI Center for Training in Applied Genomics, the center will focus on providing genomics training to young scientists, as well as executive and continuing education to current professionals in the field. KGI said Amgen's contribution will be used for executive education course development, new faculty, student scholarships, infrastructure, program management, and research.

In 2016, Amgen gave KGI $1.5 million to start a two-year master's degree program in human genetics and genetic counseling. According to KGI, the first students in the program are set to graduate in May.