Making lives by what we give

James Curran

Dean James W. Curran

The Rollins School of Public Health is on a remarkable journey. We have outgrown the Grace Crum Rollins Building—having tripled our faculty, students, and research—and will more than double our physical space when the Claudia Nance Rollins Building opens in 2010.

This fall, our journey took on additional meaning with the launch of Campaign Emory. As part of this effort, the RSPH plans to raise $150 million by 2012 to grow our endowments for faculty, scholarships, and programs. To date, we have received more than $110 million from friends, donors, and foundations, some of whom are featured in this issue of Public Health.

We are especially indebted to the Rollins family, whose generosity has helped our school thrive and for their magnificent lead gift for the new building. The Hubert Foundation is helping us recruit a new chair for the Hubert Department of Global Health. Eugene and Rose Gangarosa have endowed faculty chairs for global safe water and environmental health. Mental health advocate Beverly Long helped create the Rosalynn Carter Chair of Mental Health, held by RSPH researcher Benjamin Druss. Joseph Blount is supporting an endowment for initiatives led by Sandra Thurman, who directs our Interfaith Health Program. Retired biostatistics professor Donna Brogan and Emory School of Medicine physician Michael Lindsay, 91MPH, have found personal ways to stay connected to our school through their gifts. So have the many supporters in our Donor Report.



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Where would we be without our RSPH Campaign Emory volunteers? Lawrence and Ann Estes Klamon, 65C, 76L, didn't hesitate when asked to serve as our campaign co-chairs. Nor did former CDC deputy director Virginia Bales Harris, 71C, 77MPH, our campaign chair for alumni.

We are indeed fortunate, especially during these tough economic times as families find it increasingly difficult to lead healthy, productive lives. Consequently, our mission in the RSPH is more important than ever. Please join us as we protect health and prevent disease through our vital work.


 James W. Curran, MD, MPH