Feb 21, 2012
Faculty member gives School of Public Health historic $50 million
Dr. Jonathan Fielding
, UCLA professor of health services, and his wife Karin have given the School of Public Health $50 million, the largest gift in the school’s 50-year history. To recognize their outstanding contribution, the school will be renamed the UCLA Jonathan and Karin Fielding School of Public Health.
In addition to funding faculty, students and educational infrastructure, the Fieldings’ gift will also create an endowed chair in population health to encourage research that improves health through non-traditional sectors such as transportation, housing and education.
Fielding is the founding director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and a distinguished professor who joined the UCLA faculty in 1979. Karin Fielding is an officer of a charitable organization, the Everychild Foundation, as well as a court-appointed special advocate who works with children in foster care.
"I am humbled by the exceptional generosity of Jonathan and Karin Fielding," Chancellor Gene Block said. "This investment from longtime champions of public health reflects our shared confidence in the UCLA School of Public Health as a resource not only for greater Los Angeles but the entire world, and will extend the school's reach as a global leader in teaching and service."
To learn more, see the full release at UCLA Newsroom