Dr. Kathleen Rasmussen is the Nancy Schlegel Meinig Professor of Maternal and Child Nutrition in the Division of Nutritional Sciences and International Professor of Nutritional Science at Cornell University. Since the Global Health Program’s inception, Professor Rasmussen has been a key faculty member and advisor. She was integral in the creation of the GHP, the university-wide minor in Global Health and the course, NS 2600: Introduction to Global Health. For the last 15 years, Dr. Rasmussen has continued to generously share her time with students enrolled in NS 2600 by delivering key lectures in the maternal mortality module.
Professor Rasmussen and her husband, Dr. Brian Chabot (Professor Emeritus in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences), established an endowment to support engaged and experiential learning for students pursuing major and minor studies in Global and Public Health. This generous gift will provide exciting pathways for students to deepen and apply their learning beyond the classroom. Through this endowment, they also hope to create an opportunity for others to contribute gifts toward global and public health engagement at the undergraduate level. We thank them for this generous gift!
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