Fred Brown Jr., MPH and Laura Brown

 
October 05, 2007
Promoting public health collaboration and synergy

Fred Brown Jr., MPH and Laura Brown

Fred Brown Jr., MPH and Laura Brown

Some of Fred Brown’s fondest memories as a UNC School of Public Health graduate student took place in a student lounge in Rosenau Hall. “Students and professors went there to relax, share stories and discuss ideas,” says Fred, who is Managing Director of Business Development for Carolinas Healthcare System in Charlotte, N.C., and President of the Public Health Foundation at UNC. “Those interactions were a very important part of my education.”

With the School growing and federal support shrinking, Fred and his wife Laura decided to fund construction of a student government association office in Rosenau Hall where more students can congregate. The office will be named in their honor. “We’ve seen the School grow in stature and make contributions to health care not only nationally but globally, and we believe a large part of that is due to how much it encourages people to share ideas and collaborate,” Fred says.

The UNC School of Public Health’s continued excellence depends on you. By naming a room in Rosenau Hall or the Michael Hooker Research Center, you can help cultivate ideas that may some day change the world. For more information on how you can help, call Peggy Glenn at (919) 966-0198, or email her at peggy_glenn@unc.edu. Complete the enclosed envelope and invest in our collaborative future.

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