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Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund

Purpose of the Fund: This fund provides stipends to support leadership opportunities for two LGBT students or allies each year. In keeping with the values of the fund's namesake, Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund recipients will pursue opportunities related to physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual or environmental health.

Apply for Funding: Requests for funding are accepted on an ongoing basis. Click here for the application materials.

Malcolm Bruni and Dr Daniel D AdameAbout Dr. Daniel D. Adame: Dr. Daniel D. Adame was an Associate Professor of Health Education and Chair of Health, Physical Education, and Dance Department. He developed Emory's P.E. 101 course taken by thousands of Emory students over his 26 year tenure on campus. A post-doctoral Lilly Teaching Fellow, he was awarded the Emory Williams Distinguished Teaching Award for excellence in teaching in 1994. Dr. Adame was the founding member and former President of the Georgia Federation for Professional Health Educators.  A member of the Board of Reviewers for the American Journal of Health Behavior, Dr. Adame is the author of numerous articles centered on his primary program of research that investigates physical fitness, body image, locus of control and depression in college students. 

The Dr. Daniel D. Adame Leadership Fund was developed by one of Dr. Adame's former students, Malcolm Bruni, 92C. Bruni attributes Dr. Adame and his P.E. 101 course with saving his life. "Dr. Adame created open dialogue in the class about sensitive issues such as sexual health and taught students how to protect themselves from HIV and other pathogens." Because of the education and mentorship he received from Dr. Adame, Bruni created the Dr. Daniel D. Adame leadership fund to honor the legacy of Dr. Adame, support Emory’s commitment to maintaining a diverse community, and provide development opportunities for outstanding LGBT students and allies.