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School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Awards in 2014


 

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OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
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The school honors a strong leader, someone who identifies necessary changes and has the initiative and conviction to accomplish those changes. This individual is an inspiration to his peers and motivates them to meet new challenges as well.

Presented by Luann E. White, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Interim Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Sarah Catherine Donahue, B.S.P.H.
Bryce James Slinger, B.A.  

OUTSTANDING STUDENT SERVICE AWARD
The school honors a student committed to his or her school, university, and community, with particular enthusiasm for improving public health. The student assumes responsibility, finds worthy outlets for his or her energy and talents, and successfully carries out commitments.

Presented by Luann E. White, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Interim Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Julia Anne LeMense, J.D.

TULANE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION STUDENT RECOGNITION AWARD
This award honors a student who has demonstrated outstanding scholastic accomplishment and shows promise of distinctive achievement and leadership as an alumnus. The student has an outstanding academic record with a GPA of 3.8 or better, has demonstrated exemplary school service, and has clear public health career goals.

Presented by Lisanne F. Brown, Ph.D., M.P.H. 
Alumni Association Board Member and Adjunct Associate Professor

Christopher Roundy, B.S.  

JOHN J. WALSH, M.D., AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN THE MD/MPH PROGRAM
The John J. Walsh, M.D, Award is presented to the graduating MD/MPH combined degree student who best exhibits extraordinary leadership in and commitment to improving the health of individuals and communities. The award is made possible by a generous donation from the Donum Dei Foundation.

Presented by Marie Antoinette Krousel-Wood, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Associate Provost for MD/MPH Program


Luisito de Leon Caleon, B.J.
Michael Robert Halstead, B.A.  


ELIZABETH A. BENNETT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH

awards_ceremony4 The award is given to the graduating master's student in maternal and child health who best exemplifies Betty Bennett's dedication to the health of mothers and children. Bennett was a leader in maternal and child health at Tulane for many years.

Presented by Donald "Diego" Rose, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Anastasia Yinpa-ala Gordon, B.A.  

CAESAR CORZANTES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
This award recipient displays outstanding academic achievement and commitment to the underserved. Caesar Corzantes, a much-loved maternal and child health faculty member, established primary care clinics in New Orleans.

Presented by Donald "Diego" Rose, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Sarah Lynn Short, B.A.  

R. ELISE MAGNUS L. MEMORIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award recognizes a person(s) who has demonstrated excellence, achievement, and/or leadership in disease prevention or health promotion programs in the Greater New Orleans area.

Presented by Donald "Diego" Rose, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Vanessa Vosteen, B.S.  

GLOBAL COMMUNITY HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN NUTRITION
This award is given for outstanding achievement in nutrition.

Presented by Donald "Diego" Rose, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Rachel Suzanna Pallin, B.A.  
Kaitlin Ann Storck, B.A.

GLOBAL COMMUNITY HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION
This award is given for outstanding academic achievement in health education.

Presented by Donald "Diego" Rose, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Rebecca R. Kemnitz, B.A.  

CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
The department recognizes students who have shown superior performance.

Presented by Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences


Michael Atta, M.BcH.B. 
Brenden Carter, B.A.
Panita Charoensuk, M.Sc., B.S.
Anita Daniel, M.D.
Jill Kauker, B.S.
Julia LeMense, J.D., M.L.L.
Sasithorn Srimeechai, M.S., B.S.
Anthony Zepeda, B.A.

FRANK W. MACDONALD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
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This is the highest environmental health sciences award. It is presented to a student who demonstrates outstanding performance in the master's program, excels academically, explores challenging curriculum, contributes to the department and school, is a strong leader, and is committed to environmental health sciences as a profession.

Presented by Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences

Colette Brogna, B.S.P.H.
  

WILLIAM R. HARTLEY, ScD AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH
This award is presented for excellence in environmental health research and celebrates Dr. Hartley's commitment to students.

Presented by Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences


Chien-Hsiu Weng, B.S.
  

JIM AND SONIA MILLER SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This award to establish an endowed scholarship for deserving students in the graduate program of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with preference to students studying Global Environmental Health Sciences.

Presented by Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences

Ourania Georgacopoulos, B.S.P.H.

DOROTHY R. LEBLANC MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This award is given to an epidemiology student showing  promise in a research career. Dorothy LeBlanc, a dedicated Tulane professor and field epidemiologist, was highly regarded by  students and faculty.

Presented by Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Katherine T. Mills, M.S.P.H.

MARY ELIZABETH O'CONNOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
This scholarship is provided to an outstanding epidemiology student. Harald M. Graning, M.D., established this as a thoughtful tribute to O'Connor, a distinguished alumna who had extensive accomplishments in international health work.

Presented by Jiang He, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology

Yiqiong Xie, M.P.H.   

THE JEFFREY H. EPSTEIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
The alumni and faculty select a student who demonstrates former student Jeffrey H. Epstein's ability to make the department a more enjoyable and intellectually rewarding environment. Epstein, who received his MBA and MPH from Tulane, instilled a sense of community, stimulated the faculty to be at their best, and set a standard of excellence for his fellow classmates. He died suddenly in 1982 while a Wharton Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, but his spirit remains in the department.

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development


Kime Cleary McClintock, B.A.
  

GAYLORD CUMMINS OUTSTANDING MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH STUDENT
The faculty present this award to an outstanding student in memory of Gaylord Cummins, chair of the department from the late 1970s until 1990. Cummins was instrumental in establishing the executive master of health administration program and expanding the master of public health program to include evening courses.

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development


Darius Erlangga, M.D.
 
 

UPSILON PHI DELTA HONOR SOCIETY
KT Kramer, Jane Bertrand Upsilon Phi Delta is a national academic honor society for students in healthcare administration.

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development

Katheryne Taylor Kramer, B.A.
Samuel Louis Pueringer, B.A.
David Francise Wolfgang, B.A.
 

A.U.P.H.A./FOSTER G. MCGAW SCHOLARSHIP
This scholarship award is presented to a current MHA student best exemplifying hard work and great promise in health care management. This scholarship is administered through the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and the faculty in our Department select a student to receive this award. This year's recipients have shown remarkable commitment and drive within the MHA program. 

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development

Katheryne Taylor Kramer, B.A.
Samuel Louis Pueringer, B.A.

HEALTH SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT ALUMNI AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP
This award is presented to the MHA student best exemplifying leadership in academic work and future leadership in health care management settings. It is given on behalf of the extensive network of Tulane alumni who have led and transformed health care systems throughout the country. They welcome this year's recipient into their community with open arms.

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development

Christopher James Cobb, B.A.

JAMES P. GRANT CHILD SURVIVAL INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AWARD
This award recognizes a student who demonstrates academic excellence and potential for contributions to child survival. It was named for UNICEF executive director James P. Grant, who led the campaign to combat the death of millions of children each year from easily preventable illnesses. In 1983, he mobilized initiatives to bring life-saving, cost-effective techniques to children in developing countries. By the end of the 1980s, this had saved an estimated 12 million lives.

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development

Kime Cleary McClintock, B.A.  
 

CARROLL BEHRHORST INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AWARD
This award recognizes a student who demonstrates academic excellence and dedication to primary health care in lesser developed countries. It is named for physician Carroll Behrhorst, who established a medical program to serve rural Kaqchikel Indians of the Guatemala highlands in Chimaltenango. The clinic served as a community health care training program as well. Behrhorst's approach of combining health care and community development was selected in 1974 by the World Health Organization as a model for all developing countries.

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development

Ann-Marie Labron Yongho, B.S.  

JACK C. S. LING INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT STUDENT SERVICE AWARD
This award is given to the student who demonstrates academic excellence and has provided service to the department, staff, and students during his/her tenure as a student. The award is named for Jack C. S. Ling, emeritus professor of public health. For nearly thirty years Professor Ling worked with UNICEF and WHO as a director of information and communication planning and implemented WHO'S global communication and education programs. At Tulane, he was director of Tulane's International Communication Enhancement Center and principal investigator for IDD elimination communication projects, global social mobilization training, and the child survival video clearinghouse of UNICEF. He was a superb teacher and mentor for the master's degree students and was a great resource for them as they embarked on their careers.

Presented by Jane Bertrand, Ph.D., M.B.A.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Health Systems and Development

Meredith R. Sugarman, B.A.  

CHARLES C. BASS AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN THE MPH&TM PROGRAM
This award is presented to a student who has shown outstanding academic excellence in the master of public health and tropical medicine degree program.

Presented by Preston A. Marx, Ph.D.
Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Tropical Medicine

Justine Stremick, B.S.  
     

ERNEST CARROLL FAUST AWARD FOR THE OUTSTANDING STUDENT IN THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM
This award is presented to a tropical medicine student showing outstanding academic excellence in the M.S.P.H. program.

Presented by Preston A. Marx, Ph.D.
Professor and Acting Chair, Department of Tropical Medicine

Corey Weinstein, B.S.   

TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION TEACHING EXCELLENCE AWARD
A faculty member is chosen for professional demeanor and ability to advise and give direction. The recipient is approachable and accessible to students.

Presented by Sarah Donahue
President, Student Government Association

Mollye Demosthenidy, J.D.

TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION STAFF EXCELLENCE AWARD
A staff member is chosen for dedication, exceptional work, providing direction, and being responsive and attentive to students.

Presented by Sarah Donahue
President, Student Government Association

L. Vonnie Wright

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DEAN E. ELAINE BOSTON AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LONG-TERM COMMITMENT TO STUDENT NEEDS
This prestigious award was initiated in 2005 by the Student Government Association to honor Dean Boston's outstanding commitment of over 20 years to the students of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. This award recognizes one individual each year that exhibits qualities and gifts similar to those of Dean Boston.

Presented by Sarah Donahue
President, Student Government Association

T.J. Stranova, Ph.D

DELTA OMEGA, ETA CHAPTER AWARD FOR BEST DISSERTATION
This award is presented to the doctoral student whose dissertation best exemplifies outstanding original research and relevance to the goals of public health.

Presented by Joseph Contiguglia, M.D., M.P.H&T.M. M.B.A
President, ETA Chapter, Delta Omega

Elizabeth Jane Howard, M.S.P.H.

THE DEAN'S SCHOLASTIC AWARD
The award acknowledges students academic achievements. The Dean's Scholastic Award is given to the student or students in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine with the highest grade point average.

Presented by Luann White, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.
Interim Dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Elliott Scott Brannon, M.P.H.
Janelle Marie Driscoll, M.P.H.
Katherine Smith Williams, M.P.H. 
 

TULANE 34 AWARDS
The Tulane 34 Award, presented to 34 graduates from Tulane's 10 schools and colleges, recognizes students for their exemplary leadership, service, and academic excellence. Named for the year in which the university was founded, the Tulane 34 Award is among the most coveted university-wide honors bestowed upon students.

Carlie Congdon, B.S.
Sarah Donahue, B.S.P.H.
Vanessa Vosteen, B.S.  

TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN RESEARCH AND PRESENTATION
Each spring the Tulane Health Sciences Center holds the Research Recognition Event to recognize the success of health sciences researchers who attract research funding dollars that lead to new treatments and approaches to prevention.

Presented by LuAnn E. White, Ph.D., D.A.B.T.,
Interim Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Alyana A. Samai
Fritha Morrison

 

 
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