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2020 Alumni Awards                 

This is a special year for the Alumni Awards. While we are not able to connect in person due to COVID-19, we are planning to host the first ever Virtual Alumni Awards on November 18! Mark your calendars and check back for ongoing updates about the remote program. The online nomination window has closed. Please contact Jennifer Sciullo, alumni coordinator, with any questions.  

The Pitt Public Health Alumni Awards recognize exemplary alumni for significant contributions to public health practice, research, and teaching and dissemination. We applaud the career milestones and the commitment of our alumni to serve others via the early career excellence and service awards. This year we are encouraging nominations of individuals who are engaged in COVID-related research and practice, and those engaged in social justice research and practice for all of the award categories.

Past winners have included CEOs of major health systems, Peace Corps volunteers, members of the U.S. Public Health Service, regional health department administrators, and university faculty. Alumni are welcome to self-nominate, or can be nominated by their advisor, home department, or by an external colleague(s).

Award Categories

PRACTICE

Award recognizes significant contributions to public health practice. Successful candidates will have demonstrated sustained efforts to improve the health of participants and populations through various channels including, but not limited to, policies, outcomes, and programming.

RESEARCH

Award recognizes significant contributions to public health research. Successful nominees will have a track record of rigorous scientific exploration and study to advance the health and well-being of populations. It's important to have an established funding and publication record.

TEACHING AND DISSEMINATION

Award recognizes significant contributions to teaching and dissemination, either in the classroom or in the field. Successful candidates will have documented measurable, effective, and innovative approaches to learning and the advancement of public health knowledge.

THE MARGARET F. GLONINGER SERVICE AWARD

Award recognizes significant contribution to the school or greater community through volunteer service. This award was established in honor of the late Margaret Fitzgerald Gloninger (MSHyg ’66), Pitt Public Health alumna and former faculty member in maternal and child health. Candidates from regional, national, and international sectors will be considered.

THE EARLY CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARDs

Awards recognize significant achievements early in the alumnus or alumna's career. Master's and doctoral alumni are welcome to apply. Ideal candidates will have graduated from Pitt Public Health within 5-10 years of the nomination window. 

Delta omega initiation

In 1984, the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of Delta Omega was established. New members are inducted each year from three groups: students who are candidates for a graduate degree in public health, faculty members at the school of public health, and alumni actively engaged in public health work. Election from all three groups is based on outstanding performance—scholarship in students, teaching and research in faculty members, and community service in alumni.

Alumni Awards Questions?

Jennifer Sciullo
alumni coordinator
jennifer.alison@pitt.edu
412-641-0481

Recent Alumni Awardees

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Gibb: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice 

Gibb: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

Now president of Gibb Epidemiology Consulting, Herman Gibb (EOH ’74) has more than 35 years of experience in health risk assessment and has provided expert consultation to a variety of international and national clients. He chairs the World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Epidemiology Reference... (04/22/2019)
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Kip: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research 

Kip: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

Kevin Kip (EPI ’98) is a Distinguished Health Professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health as well as an epidemiologist with 18 years of research experience on federally funded and industry-sponsored studies. He is a methodologist with expertise in a wide range of health di... (04/22/2019)
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Songer: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Songer: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Thomas Songer (EPI ’86, ’90) is an assistant professor and the director of doctoral programs in the Department of Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health. Consistently one of the most highly rated teachers in the school, he is the primary instructor for graduate courses in injury epidemiology and injury... (04/22/2019)
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Sokol: 2019 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award 

Sokol: 2019 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

Jamie Sokol (BCHS ’07) currently serves as an administrator for workforce development and training at the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). In this role she is responsible for ensuring quality internships and other experiential learning opportunities for Pitt Public Health students, includ... (04/22/2019)
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Barbour: 2019 Early Career Excellence Award 

Barbour: 2019 Early Career Excellence Award

Kamil Barbour (BIOST ’11, EPI ’10) is an epidemiologist with the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion for the CDC, currently serving as team lead of the State Chronic Disease Epidemiology Assignee Program. In this hand-selected role, he supervises four senior-level ... (04/22/2019)
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Nagy: 2019 Early Career Excellence Award 

Nagy: 2019 Early Career Excellence Award

Annie Nagy (IDM ’10) is the maternal and child health program administrator at the Allegheny County Health Department where she uses current public health science and evidence-based practices to manage the weC.A.R.E. and Healthy Families Allegheny programs. Nagy analyzes health information to assis... (04/22/2019)
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