This article was originally published as part of the Grow PA solutions journalism project, published by and underwritten in part by The Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.

Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center is helping nurses better treat an increasing number of victims.

A grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice is helping Penn State University’s College of Nursing improve access to high-quality forensic sexual assault care in rural areas through the opening of a forensic simulation lab.

The lab was created in the spring to stand as a hub for IT technology to support the teleforensic program. It is a part of a larger project with the Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Forensic Examination and Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center headed up by Dr. Sheridan Miyamoto, assistant professor of nursing and faculty in the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network.