In 2006, faculty and colleagues of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University created a student financial aid fund to honor its longtime dean, Allan Rosenfield, MD. The fund supports students pursuing Masters of Public Health degrees at the school.
Under Rosenfield's 20-year leadership, the Mailman student body more than doubled and now enrolls almost a thousand students each year. "More students than ever need financial assistance," says Marlyn Delva, MA, Mailman's dean of students. "Expanding student financial aid is one of Dr. Rosenfield's core priorities."
The Rosenfield fund provided a Masters of Public Health student at the Mailman School of Public Health a tuition grant of $25,000 for the 2006–2007 academic year.
Rosenfield died in October 2008.