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Public health touches every aspect of our life. Our nation’s economy, security, environment and the quality of our daily lives depend on the strength of the public’s health and on the systems that support it.

You can do your part to prevent disease, protect the public from harm, and promote the health of communities throughout the state, the nation, and the world by making a gift to the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH).

Every gift to the JPHCOPH plays a vital role in improving the public’s health by supporting:

  • Excellence in Public Health Education. Provides scholarships and fellowships to highly qualified, committed, and diverse students, many of whom cannot attend the JPHCOPH without financial help. Gifts will also support curriculum development, innovations, and linkages with public health practice.
  • Excellence in Public Health Research. Supports distinguished faculty in their work to find answers and solutions to public health problems.
  • Excellence in Public Health Service and Outreach. Supports programs that focus upon the development of community-based participatory programs and research.
  • Gifts to the JPHCOPH are critical to our development. Private financial support provides the margin of excellence that distinguishes good universities from great ones. As a Doctoral Research University, Georgia Southern University is proud to be a public university. But direct public support accounts for less than half of Georgia Southern University’s annual operating budget. We rely on the generous support of our alumni, friends, and the research grant support of our faculty to make up the difference.

Please consider making a gift to JPHCOPH today. You may donate online by credit card or e-check.


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Funding Priorities

JPHCOPH has identified three key areas of support that will shape future instructional, research, and service opportunities:

Student Support

Recruitment of high-caliber graduate students will require a competitive financial aid portfolio that will provide ample support for students as they complete their advanced degrees.

Graduate Assistantships: A competitive aid portfolio will enable students to participate in relevant professional and research experiences while completing their graduate education.

Graduate Student Scholarships: Both need-based and merit-based scholarships will enhance the College’s efforts to attract a more diverse and dynamic student population and will provide greater access to graduate programs for students with financial need or outstanding academic credentials.

Distinguished Doctoral Fellowship Programs: These opportunities will enable the College to attract highly qualified doctoral students whose contributions will further enhance the College’s reputation as a leader in the areas of curriculum studies and educational administration and leadership.

Graduate Student Travel Fund: Students will have access to increased opportunities to attend and participate in professional workshops and conferences, seek advanced certifications and engage in lifetime learning experiences.

Faculty Research Enhancements

Our strategic goals are to (a) demonstrate an increase in the number of external grant proposals submitted by faculty and students; (b) increase our total annual funding volume to a level that is comparable to CEPH accredited schools/colleges of public health; and (c) establish an Endowed Chair in each of the core public health disciplines. Your gifts will enable the College to increase efforts to engage a research program that will enhance the research culture and the research productivity of the faculty.

Endowed Chairs: Salary, travel, and research support for distinguished faculty in their work to find answers and solutions public health problems.

Grant Cultivation Program: Studies have shown that the possibility of receiving funding from grant agencies and foundations increases dramatically when grantees can meet face-to-face with the organizations’ representatives. Your contribution can help faculty to make these vital contacts through visits to state, federal, and private funding agencies.

Proposal Development Program: Faculty participation in grant writing, proposal development, and related workshops provides essential knowledge and expertise necessary to develop winning grant proposals. The establishment of a graduate faculty proposal development program will increase the opportunities for faculty to engage in such activity.

Equipment Support Program: Start-up funds are needed to develop laboratories to enhance research programs that will attract talented faculty. Your gifts will make it possible to establish a program that will meet this need.

Technology Maturation Fund: As we seek to develop the intellectual property of our faculty into marketable products, funding is needed for proof of concept data collection, patent disclosures, and development of prototypes to market to potential vendors. Your contribution will assist the JPHCOPH in helping faculty move their ideas into the market place, benefiting the College in royalty recoveries.

Public Health Practice

Centers provide the opportunity to expand the educational and research mission of the JPHCOPH to our many publics. Through our Centers, partnerships with private and public organizations can be established to promote health and present disease. Your contribution will enhance the services that our centers can offer to our various partners.

Center for Public Health Practice and Research: The CPHPR functions as a focal point for the improvement of health status and quality of life of individuals in rural Georgia by creating successful partnerships with community organizations, faculty and students.

Karl E. Peace Center of Biostatistics: The KEPCB functions as a focal point for biostatistical consulting, education, and grantsmanship for the College and University.

Center for Addiction Recovery: The Center for Addiction Recovery provides a mechanism for research and offers educational programs on addiction and long-term recovery. The Center provides a nurturing, affirming environment in which students recovering from addictive disorders can successfully pursue academic, personal, and professional goals for the purpose of enhancing their quality of life and becoming productive members of society.


The Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established in 1963 to raise and manage private dollars to meet the needs of Georgia Southern University which are not funded through state allocations. The Georgia Southern University Foundation, Inc. is qualified by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) corporation.

You may donate online by credit card or e-check and designate your contribution to a foundation account and/or an endowment that has been established within the JPHCOPH.

If you have questions, please contact University Advancement at (912) 478-2000.

The following tables include the current JPHCOPH foundation accounts and endowments.

JPHCOPH Foundation Accounts

0475Center for Rural Health and Research
0743Karl E. Peace Center for Biostatistics
0762JPHCOPH-Office of the Dean
0798Dot and John Mooney Center for Addiction Recovery
0811John and Mary Franklin Foundation Student Scholarship
0813Public Health Research and Practice (CARES Evans County Projects)
0821Pathway to Health

JPHCOPH Endowments

3387Russell and Aliese Priddy MHA Scholarship
3410Karl E. Peace Endowed Chair in Biostatistics
3530Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium Scholarship (BASS) - Endowed Scholarship
3545Judith F. McLaughlin and Jeffrey C. McLellan Endowment
3561Karl E. Peace Graduate Scholarship in Biostatistics
3564Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Endowment
3623Thomas Graduate Studies in Public Health
3647Dot and John Mooney Center for Addiction Recovery Endowment
3648Karl E. Peace and Jiann-Ping Hsu Endowed Chair in Public Health


The JPHCOPH offers many opportunities for establishing and naming endowed funds. The principal of an endowment is held intact in perpetuity and invested. Some earnings are reinvested each year so that the principal grows and retains it purchasing power. The remaining earnings, generally about 4-5 percent of the principal, provide a steady flow of income for the purposes designated by the donor.

By setting minimum gift levels for certain types of endowments, the University ensures that sufficient income is available annually to support their designated purpose. Endowments may be named for the donor or, if the donor so chooses, in memory or honor of someone special, such as a relative, friend, or faculty member.

Named endowment funds may be established with the gifts for facilities, academic programs or other important activities.

Building Facilities

  • Dean’s Suite
  • JPHCOPH Conference Room
  • JPHCOPH Reception/Foyer
  • Research Laboratories
  • Faculty Offices
  • Decorative Art Work for Public Health

Named Programs

  • Academic Programs (BSPH, MPH, DrPH)
  • National Public Health Week Lecture Series


  • JPHCOPH Dean
  • Endowed Chair in Public Health Discipline
  • Endowed Professorship in a Public Health Discipline
  • Endowed Distinguished Scholar in a Public Health Discipline
  • Endowed Public Health Lecture
  • Endowed Graduate Assistantship

Last updated: 5/19/2019