Alumni Awards

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2021 Alumni Honorees


DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD FOR PRACTICE

  • John Scott, PhD (BIOST '08)

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD FOR RESEARCH

  • Inmaculada Hernandez, PhD (HSRP '16)

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD FOR TEACHING AND DISSEMINATION

  • Shauna Clark, PhD (IDM '18)
  • Mary Beth Zeni, ScD (HSADM '93)

THE MARGARET F. GLONINGER SERVICE AWARD

  • Lyn Barry Robertson, DrPH (BCHS '05)

EARLY CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD

  • Alexandra Bhatti, JD (IDM '11)
  • Tushar Singh, PhD (EPI '14)

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Scott: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice 

Scott: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

John Scott (BIOST '08) was awarded the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice in recognition of significant contributions to public health practice. (11/30/2021)
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Hernandez: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research 

Hernandez: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

Inmaculada Hernandez (HSRP '16) awarded 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research in recognition of significant contributions to public health practice. (11/30/2021)
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Clark: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Clark: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Shauna Clark (IDM '08) awarded 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination in recognition of significant contributions to teaching and dissemination, either in the classroom or in the field.  (11/30/2021)
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Zeni: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Zeni: 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Mary Beth Zeni (HSADM '93) awarded 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination in recognition of significant contributions to teaching and dissemination, either in the classroom or in the field. (11/30/2021)
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Bhatti: 2021 Early Career Excellence Award 

Bhatti: 2021 Early Career Excellence Award

Alexandra Bhatti (IDM '11) awarded 2021 Early Career Excellence Award in recognition of significant achievements early in an alumnus or alumna's career.  (11/30/2021)
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Singh: 2021 Early Career Excellence Award 

Singh: 2021 Early Career Excellence Award

Tushar Singh (EPI '14) awarded 2021 Early Career Excellence Award in recognition of significant achievements early in an alumnus or alumna's career.  (11/30/2021)
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Robertson: 2021 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award 

Robertson: 2021 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

Lyn Barry Robertson (BCHS '05) awarded Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award in recognition of significant contribution to the school or greater community through volunteer service.  (11/30/2021)
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Acosta-Cazares: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice 

Acosta-Cazares: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

"The application of the epidemiological method to everyday problems is something that pleases me and creates challenges for me. I enjoy my work because most of the time I have been involved in the analysis of morbidity and mortality data, in the research of health problems from the epidemiological ... (11/17/2020)
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Sun: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research 

Sun: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

Shumei Sun is the W. Hans Carter Professor and Chair of the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has joint appointments in the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at VCU. Her knowledge of the develop... (11/17/2020)
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Wei: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research 

Wei: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

"I entered the doctoral program without an MPH and Pitt Public Health cultivated my deep appreciation for the field of public health, in particular its principle of social justice. I was fortunate enough to have some of the best advisors and mentors, who helped me establish a vision for my research... (11/17/2020)
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Knauer: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Knauer: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

"At Pitt Public Health, I gained a deep understanding of how environmental factors like water quality, air pollution and toxic chemicals impact human health. This knowledge has been invaluable in my career in journalism, as I am able to communicate environmental issues to the public in a way that i... (11/17/2020)
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Senter-Jamieson: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Senter-Jamieson: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Leigha Senter is a licensed genetic counselor and associate professor at The Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute where she has specialized in cancer genetics risk assessment for 17 years. Senter has more than a decade of research experience with a primary foc... (11/17/2020)
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King: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service 

King: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service

Since 2011, King and her family have raised over $65,000 for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF) as part of their annual fundraising campaign, the “Take Steps” walk. Although the in-person walk was replaced by an online event this past June, King and her daughter, Madeline, raised $8,533 with ... (11/17/2020)
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Hosman: 2020 Early Career Excellence Award 

Hosman: 2020 Early Career Excellence Award

Emma Hosman is Response Coordintor for the Philadelphia Department of Health's Bioterrorism and Public Health Preparedness Program, working on the front lines of PA's largest city's COVID-19 emergency response. "This year has really shown that public health is adaptable...[COVID-19] is challenging ... (11/17/2020)
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Taylor: 2020 Early Career Excellence Award 

Taylor: 2020 Early Career Excellence Award

"Like anyone in academia, I wear a lot of hats with my job between teaching, research and administrative duties but I still get excited about writing papers and publishing my research. I have always enjoyed the writing process and without hesitation that is my favorite part of the job. The only thi... (11/17/2020)
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Blaney: 2020 Delta Omega Initiate  

Blaney: 2020 Delta Omega Initiate

Kayleigh Blaney attended the University of Pittsburgh, graduating in 2013 with a BS in biology and history and in 2014 with a Master of Public Health in epidemiology. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Health at the University of South Florida. After working with the University of Pitt... (11/17/2020)
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