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NEH grant to Center for History and Ethics of Public Health at Columbia's Mailman School
Date:1/6/2010

Challenge Grant the National Endowment for the Humanities recognizes the importance of bringing to bear the insights of history and ethics to the vast contemporary problems faced by public health both globally as well as domestically, and the extraordinary intellectual ability of the faculty of The Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health to lead in this arena," said Linda P. Fried, MD, dean of the Mailman School of Public Health. "We see the Center as playing a critical and innovative role at the Mailman School of Public Health and believe that this endowment campaign will lay the foundation for extending and strengthening this thought leadership for the public good."

"Our Center's research and teaching activities confront the challenges facing public health by understanding their ethical dimensions," says Dr. Bayer. "The Challenge grant will inspire historical research into the ethical challenges of contemporary public health. Such research will in turn help reframe our policy options."

David Rosner underscores that "This is truly an extraordinary opportunity to solidify and build the collaboration between professional and liberal arts education, between the Mailman School of Public Health and the Department of History. Here we have two of the nation's leading intellectual units joining in an effort that will prove to be a model for other universities. We owe the NEH our gratitude for their support and foresight."

"On behalf of the entire Mailman School faculty I congratulate Drs. Bayer and Rosner and their colleagues on receiving this highly coveted award," says Dr. Fried.


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Contact: Stephanie Berger
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212-305-4372
Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health
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