James Curran honored

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James Curran

James Curran has served as dean of Emory's Rollin's School of Public Health (RSPH) since 1995, but recently he received new recognition: Emory’s first endowed chair in honor of a sitting dean.

Endowed chairs allow the university to recruit and recognize faculty who are leaders in teaching and scholarship. Curran is such a leader. Under his stewardship, the RSPH has grown from 30 faculty members and $5 million in research grants on its founding in 1990 to nearly 200 faculty, 900 graduate and doctoral students, and more than $55 million in annually funded research. Curran, who is principal investigator and co-director of the Emory Center for AIDS Research, formerly led the HIV/AIDS Division at CDC, attaining the rank of assistant surgeon general. The chair is made possible by Emory’s long-time friends Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon, who serve as co-chairs of the RSPH’s $150 million fundraising initiative as part of Emory’s $1.6 billion campaign. 

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