Training the Next Generation of Global Health Leaders

Brandon Johnson 12N 14MN

When Brandon Johnson 12N 14MN left the Peace Corps after a tour of duty in South Africa, he knew he wasn’t done serving others.

The computer scientist longed for a career where he could make a difference in the lives of others, so he chose to become a nurse and searched for a school that could provide him with a foundation in civic leadership.

“When I compared Emory to other schools, the defining characteristic and deciding factor was the emphasis on social responsibility,” said Johnson. “Emory made sense. My goals were compatible with the school’s and its reputation is outstanding.”

Johnson is able to pursue his dream of becoming a family nurse-midwife because of the generous support from the Helene Fuld Health Trust. He is one of the recipients of the Fuld Fellowship, which provides full-tuition scholarships for second-career students with a desire to serve vulnerable populations.

Since the Fuld Fellowship was established in 2002 with a $5 million grant, the Lillian Carter Center has supported more than 35 nursing students who are committed to touching the lives of those most in need. The Fuld Fellowship helps the Lillian Carter Center teach students that nursing is about more than health care—it’s about doing good and serving others.

Because of the generosity of the Helene Fuld Health Trust, the Lillian Carter Center is able to provide scholarship support to select Emory nursing students who are interested in  attaining a nursing education focused on social responsibility.

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