Congratulations to HELI 2013 alumna Nandi Marshall, DrPH, MPH, CHES!
Dr. Marshall and her colleague Joseph Telfair, DrPH, of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) at Georgia Southern University have received a 2020-25 U.S. Department of Health Resources and Service Administration grant valued at $3.25 million to support the Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program. Each year, $650,000 will be available to offer scholarships to qualifying students who wish to pursue a Master of Public Health or Doctor of Public Health at Georgia Southern.
The SDS program promotes diversity among the health professions by providing awards to eligible health professions and nursing schools for schools to provide scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are enrolled full time in a health profession program or nursing program.
“We are excited about the opportunity for funding, but this program also aims to intentionally expose our students to opportunities that serve medically underserved communities,” said Marshall. “We look forward to continuing to work with our partners to ensure our public health students can put our mission of eliminating health inequities into practice.”
Dr. Marshall is Associate Professor and Interim Associate Dean of Academic Affairs in JPHCOPH.
Congratulations to Dr. Marshall and all involved!