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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has donated $300 million to the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the Baltimore Sun reports.

This is, the Sun notes, the largest donation made to the public health school. According to the school, the funds will be used to establish the Bloomberg American Health Initiative. In particular, $100 million will be used to support 50 public health fellows from around the US each year; $125 million will fund faculty members researching drug addiction, obesity, gun violence, adolescent health, and environmental issues; and $75 million will go toward scholarships for the school's new Doctor of Public Health program and support a biennial public health meeting.

"By spreading smart public health strategies that save lives and bringing people together to try new approaches, we can make the same strides in the 21st century against health threats like air pollution, gun violence, and obesity that we did in the 20th century against polio and other infectious diseases," Bloomberg said in a statement, according to the Sun.

In total, Bloomberg has now given $1.5 billion to Hopkins' various schools, the Sun says, adding that the former mayor and businessman earned his bachelor's degree there in 1964.

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