Rollins School of Public Health
Building Signals Greater Presence for Rollins
The transformative power of philanthropy rises to new heights at the Rollins School of Public Health in a bold, modern facility that signifies Emory University’s growing role in global wellness and disease prevention. The Claudia Nance Rollins Building, opened in 2010, more than doubles the size of the school and reemphasizes the Rollins family’s commitment to improving public health worldwide. The family’s $50 million lead gift for the building was the catalyst for more than $166 million given to the School of Public Health through Campaign Emory.
“The Claudia Nance Rollins Building is a tangible example of the importance of public health at Emory and our vision of the future for public health in the United States and throughout the world,” says Dean James W. Curran. “It is also a tangible example of support for our vision by committed donors and a symbol of shared optimism and belief in this mission.”
Campaign by the Numbers
Dean’s 2013 Priorities
Through the generosity of friends and alumni and the dedication of an exceptional faculty, the Rollins School of Public Health surpassed its campaign goal of $150 million. To build on this success, Rollins will attain even higher levels of public health scholarship and research in 2013. Increasing endowment funding for students and faculty remains Dean James W. Curran’s highest priority.
Scholarships. In 2012 Rollins ranked first in the nation in the number of MPH student applications and first in applications to the departments of epidemiology and global health. This recognition by tomorrow’s global health leaders is one example of the reputation that Rollins now enjoys nationally and internationally. Deepening the pool of outstanding applicants increases the need for scholarship support to recruit the most exceptional scholars.
Doctoral student support. Increasing support for the growing number of PhD candidates will enable Rollins to compete with much older and larger schools and help Rollins secure a place in the nation’s top five schools of public health.
Faculty support. Funding is key to recruiting and retaining world-class professors and creating new positions for promising junior faculty. Endowed positions often are key to faculty recruitment and retention.
Research. As the environment for attaining federal support grows more competitive, philanthropy becomes crucial to building and sustaining research. Private support enables the Rollins faculty to pursue promising initiatives and provides an impressive return on investment.