University receives $5 million gift to create program on water, climate and health
Donor wishes to raise awareness of the importance of public health
The University of Nebraska will receive a $5 million gift to create a new program to address some of Nebraska’s most pressing public health issues associated with water and climate.
The Water, Climate and Health program will be based in the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s College of Public Health and bring together experts from the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute to conduct research and disseminate information on environmental issues related to water, climate and health.
Anne Hubbard, a retired physician, alumna of UNMC and member of the University of Nebraska Foundation Board of Directors, has made a $5 million gift commitment to the University of Nebraska Foundation through her family’s foundation, the Claire M. Hubbard Foundation, to create the program.
- Anne Hubbard
- Peter G. McCornick
Executive Director, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute
- Jesse Bell, PhD
Claire M. Hubbard Professorship of Water, Climate and Health at the UNMC College of Public Health
- Ali Khan, MD, MPH
Dean, UNMC College of Public Health