Rollins School of Public Health
At the Rollins School of Public Health, the power of philanthropy to save lives is evident in our classrooms and laboratories; in our research; and in the work of Rollins faculty, students, and alumni. Located in the public health capital of the world, Rollins is a destination for those who want to make a real difference through health promotion and disease prevention.
Gifts to scholarships help us attract the most deserving students each year. Support for research and doctoral programs accelerates the pace of discovery. Endowed professorships enable Rollins to recruit and retain a world-class faculty.
Your gift to the Rollins School of Public Health is an investment in improving the health of millions of people each year in the United States and across the world. Thank you for your support.
Dean’s 2014 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 2014. Increasing endowment funding for students and faculty remains Dean James W. Curran’s highest priority.
Scholarships. In 2013 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.