Public Health Magazine | Spring 2011

The Fabric of Hope: Reflecting on 30 years of HIV/AIDS

The 1,200 panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed at Emory on World AIDS Day represent only a portion of the 40,000 panels stitched by families and friends to honor 91,000 men, women, and children who died of the disease.

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Public Health is published by the Rollins School of Public Health, a component of the Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University. 

On the Cover: Each December 1, Emory hosts a portion of the AIDS Memorial Quilt in observance of World AIDS Day. The quilt panels represent only a portion of the 40,000 handmade panels honoring more than 91,000 men, women, and children who have died of AIDS in the United States and several countries. The quilt is curated by the Names Project Foundation, based in Atlanta.

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Dean's Message

In Brief:
Humanitarians at heart
Global health experts honored
Gates grant funds study of health risks from poor sanitation
Rollins/Georgia Tech receive $8 million to study air pollution
Rollins rises in U.S. News rankings


The mystery of stillbirths
National study identifies potential causes.

The spirit of public health
A school dedicates a new building and honors the Rollins family legacy.

Of heart and mind
Viola Vaccarino believes the brain exerts a powerful influence on cardiovascular disease in women.

The fabric of hope
Reflecting on 30 years of HIV/AIDS research at Emory.

Campaign Emory:
Half-century mark
Seats campaign funds scholarships
A promise fulfilled

Alumni News:
Leaders in HIV prevention: Robert Bailey and Allison Smith
Board Members and Upcoming Events

Class Notes

RSPH Dean's Council