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Mailman School of Public Health
For over 85 years, the Mailman School of Public Health has been a leader in the field. Today, the School confronts critical issues such as infectious and environmental disease, health care for the uninsured, prevention of violence and teen pregnancy, preparedness for natural and human-made disasters, and treatment for mothers and children with HIV/AIDS in resource-poor countries. In addition to expanding student financial aid, faculty development, and programs, the School also needs to create facilities that match the extraordinary caliber of its departments, centers and programs.
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Fund for Public Health Leadership
Provide direct scholarship funding for students.
Financial support has a significant impact on the lives of our students. This fund makes it possible for the School to attract the most talented students, regardless of their economic status. Make a contribution of $10,000 or more for student financial support to receive special recognition as a member of the DeLamar Council.
The Allan Rosenfield Scholars Fund
Honor Dr. Allan Rosenfield, dean emeritus of the Mailman School, by supporting the next generation of public health leaders.
The Allan Rosenfield Scholars Fund—named in honor of Dr. Allan Rosenfield, dean emeritus of the Mailman School and a true pioneer in the field of public health—is a need-based scholarship awarded annually to outstanding students pursuing a doctoral degree or performing postdoctoral research in the field of public health. Dr. Rosenfield was an ardent supporter of providing financial aid to students who otherwise who may have been unable to pursue a degree in public health. This fund is an integral part of the School's support of our future public health leaders.
Injury Free Coalition
Improve the health and safety of children, their families, and senior citizens in high-risk neighborhoods.
Funds will facilitate risk assessment, fire/burn prevention, medication, home, pedestrian, sports, all terrain vehicle (ATV), teen driving, and child passenger safety, as well as other injury-prevention projects, including the endowment of an injury prevention center with naming opportunities for both the Center and each of its office suites.
New Ventures Fund
Help the School respond to emerging public health issues by providing "venture capital" for programs.
By giving to this fund, you create a reserve for new initiatives such as: disaster preparedness, infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, and women's reproductive health and rights.
International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs
Support expanded HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment activities.
A gift to the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Programs (ICAP) will support global efforts to provide state-of-the-art services and public health training for those most severely affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic.
Student Travel Fund
Help Public Health students to serve the world.
Gifts to the Student Travel Fund will cover living and travel expenses for students selected for two- to three-month internships with national and international organizations, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, UNICEF, Save the Children, and others. These internships provide valuable experience and opportunities for networking. Help students intern nationally for $1,500, or send a student abroad for $2,500.
Global Health Traineeship
Provide one student with a stipend to cover travel and living expenses for one year as he or she is mentored by global health leaders in an international setting.
A gift to support this initiative will afford a highly qualified student six months of international, practice-based experience.
Dean's Award for Curriculum Innovation
Support new course development, teaching innovation, or enhanced design and delivery of a course or new program of study.
The Dean's Award for Curriculum Innovation plays an integral role in our commitment to strengthen the School's educational mission.
Develop the next generation of public health leaders and advocates by providing a full scholarship for one student for a year.
This gift provides access to a world-class education to one of the Mailman School's diverse and talented students. Close to 70 percent of MSPH students currently receive financial support to help cover tuition, books, and living expenses.
Annual Fellowships for Doctoral Study
Support a doctoral student for one year.
PhD students at the Mailman School need a minimum of five years to complete their degrees. With overall tuition costs nearing $170,000 per student, fellowship gifts are an essential source of funding to cover tuition and stipends.
Junior Faculty Scholars
Provide critical seed money to launch promising initiatives and leverage future research funding for young and mid-career faculty members.
An annual gift helps junior faculty face the challenge of establishing their research agendas with limited financial support. These gifts allow the School to recruit bright young scholars while supporting their cutting-edge work.
Endowed Lectureship Series
Stimulate academic discourse; provide a forum for the exchange of ideas.
Lectureships help students and faculty engage with renowned leaders in the field of public health. Endow an annual lecture series with a named fund.
Sustain ongoing work for infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS treatment in resource-poor areas, environment and chronic diseases, and health care for the uninsured.
Program trusts will provide spendable funds, ensuring a steady stream of support over a period of up to five years for the Mailman School's work on the most important public health issues.
Create a permanent, named scholarship fund for master's degree candidates.
Help the Mailman School continue to attract and retain the most talented and diverse students by creating endowed scholarships for future public health advocates.
Endowed Scholarships for Doctoral Study
Endow a fellowship for doctoral study in public health.
Emerging diseases and other public health challenges present an urgent call for new knowledge and research techniques. Gifts of endowment provide a steady funding stream to support the five-year commitment to complete the rigorous course of study and research necessary to finish a PhD or DrPH.
Junior Faculty Career Advancement Fund
Endow a fund for junior faculty positions and mentorship programs.
One of the School's greatest assets is its world-class faculty. A gift of endowment provides income to attract outstanding and diverse junior faculty, and promote their successful academic careers.
Recognize the work of a prominent faculty member, a leader in the field.
Endow one of the School's distinguished Centers to focus teaching and research on cutting-edge issues in public health.
Centers include the International Center for AIDS Care and Treatment Program (ICAP), the National Center for Children in Poverty (NCCP), the Center for Community Health and Education, the Harlem Health Promotion Center, and the Center for History and Ethics of Public Health.