YEREVAN, Armenia – Dr. Haroutune Armenian, President Emeritus of the American University of Armenia (AUA) and Founding Dean of Turpanjian School of Public Health (SPH), donated more than 130 books, journals and other library materials from his own collection to the AGBU Papazian Library. Dr. Armenian is Professor in Residence of Epidemiology at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and has served as the Associate Dean of Academic Programs. He is also Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
The donated items have enriched the library collection of Public Health resources. In addition to dictionaries, statistical textbooks and other reference books, the collection has a number of books on different important aspects of public health, most of which are in Epidemiology.
AGBU Papazian Library Director Satenik Avakian stated: “In the collection there is a copy of Dr. Armenian’s Doctoral dissertation titled ‘The Relationship of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia to Cancer of the Prostate: An Epidemiologic Study.’ We were touched reading that he has dedicated his dissertation to his loving wife Sona.”
“The donated materials are important additions to the AUA library. These valuable resources will be serving the current and future generations of public health students, faculty, researchers, and other professionals who would like to pursue a rewarding career in public health and epidemiology,” added Dr. Varduhi Petrosyan, Dean of the Turpanjian School of Public Health.
Founded in 1991, the American University of Armenia (AUA) is a private, independent university located in Yerevan, Armenia, and affiliated with the University of California. AUA provides a global education in Armenia and the region, offering high-quality graduate and undergraduate studies, encouraging civic engagement, and promoting public service and democratic values.