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Rollins Dean’s Council member Rhona S. Applebaum (pictured at above) and her husband, Mark Peabody, have established the Applebaum-Peabody Scholarship Fund to provide funding for doctoral or master’s students interested in chronic disease prevention and physical activity promotion. Student recipients will work with the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center.

The couple’s gift will be matched though a program established by Dean James Curran. Gifts ranging from $50,000 to $100,000 are matched on a one-to-one basis, enabling donors to create a scholarship that will exist in perpetuity.

“A major part of the work of the Emory Global Diabetes Research Center is the training of talented young American students at master’s and doctoral levels, and providing them the opportunities to do high-quality research in global diabetes and related diseases,” says Dr. K.M. Venkat Narayan, the Ruth and O.C. Hubert Professor of Global Health. “The generous donation from Rhona and Mark will go a long way toward this mission. It is an invaluable contribution, especially when invested in bright young minds."

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