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(L to r): Timothy Rollins, Amy Rollins Kreisler, Kathleen Rollins, Gary W. Rollins, Stephen D. Clements Jr., and Randall Rollins 

Dean James Curran is pleased to announce two new endowed chairs—the Stephen D. Clements Jr. Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and the Eugene J. and Rose S. Gangarosa Chair in Global Safe WASH.

“Endowed chairs are an excellent way to attract, retain, and honor outstanding faculty,” says Curran. “They allow our school to further its leadership in public health, and they are a tribute to the donor as well as to the faculty member who holds the chair. The Rollins School of Public Health is stronger for these gifts.”

The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation established the Clements chair to honor Dr. Stephen D. Clements Jr., an Emory physician and longtime friend of the Rollins family. This prestigious position acknowledges Clements' many contributions to clinical care, prevention, and discovery in cardiovascular disease.

The Clements chair is the ninth faculty position that the Rollins family has endowed at RSPH, and it will complement the Wilton Looney Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention established in 2013.

Eugene and Rose Gangarosa established their chair in the WASH program Gangarosa founded and built into one of the top in the country. The Gangarosas have endowed two other chairs—the Eugene J. Gangarosa Chair in Safe Water and Sanitation and the Rose Salamone Gangarosa Chair in Environmental Health. They have also endowed two scholarship funds—the Eugene J. Gangarosa Scholarship Fund helps fund global field experiences for MPH students, and the Eugene J. and Rose S. Gangarosa Scholarship for Global Safe WASH helps recruit outstanding students to the program.

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Rose and Eugene Gangarosa with Christine Moe, the Eugene J. Gangarosa Chair in Safe Water and Sanitation.

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