shadow_tr
spacer
honors and awards
spacer


School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Awards in 2012


OUTSTANDING STUDENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
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 Pierre Buekens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Kristine Elizabeth Gullo, B.S.  

 

Awardsarrow right
Delta Omegaarrow right


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 Pierre Buekens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Braiden Laura Celeste Young Eilers, B.S.
Ronald Chigozie Ikechi, B.A.  

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 Penny Jessop, M.P.H.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of International Health and Development

Lisa Galli Ward, B.A.  

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


Sandy Leigh Mudge, B.A  

AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN BIOSTATISTICS
This award, established in 2002, honors a biostatistics student who shows excellence in scholarship and service to the department.

Presented by John Lefante, Ph.D. Professor and Chair, Biostatistics Department

Nicole Anne Lawhorn, M.P.P. 

ELIZABETH A. BENNETT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH
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 Carl Kendall, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Jennifer Marie Latimer, B.S.  

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 Carl Kendall, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Kathryn Clarke Kaplan, B.A.  

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 Carl Kendall, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Shaila Gineen Parker, B.S.  

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

Presented by Carl Kendall, Ph. D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Deborah Marie Willetts, B.S.  

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

Presented by Carl Kendall, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Global Community Health and Behavioral Sciences

Ronald Chigozie Ikechi, 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 Environmental Health Sciences


Elaine A. Chiu, B. Arch.
Brad Mickelson Clark, B.S.
Stacy Rae Dancker, B.S.N.
Alison Kate Duff, B.S.
Lauren Elizabeth Geddes, B.S.
Melany Camille Hughes, B.S.,M.D.
Pey Shan Kuo, B.S.P.H.
Michael Patrick Mellette, M.S.
Robert Martel, B.S.H.S
Mary Alice Sandberg, B.S.P.H.  

FRANK W. MACDONALD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES OUTSTANDING STUDENT AWARD
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 Environmental Health Sciences

Nicole Marie Orgeron, B.S.  

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 Environmental Health Sciences


Danielle Nikol Major, B.S.  

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

Casey Marie Rebholz, MPH  

MARY ELIZABETH O'CONNOR MEMORIAL SCHOLARHSHIP 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

Angela Marie Thompson-Paul, M.S.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 Health Systems Management


Richard John Grisoli, B.S.  

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 Health Systems Management


James Dickenson Grotting, B.S.E  

UPSILON PHI DELTA HONOR SOCIETY
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 Health Systems Management

Frances Pin Fan Chen, B.S.
Jeffery Stan DiDaniels, B.A.
Richard John Grisoli, B.S.
Ruth Fleming Schimmel, B.A.
Keith David Stenhouse, B.S.
Blaine Thomas Yelverton, 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

Caitlin Marie Mather Canfield, 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

Lee Margaret Van Iderstine, 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

Whitney Grace Magendie, 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 Richard Oberhelman, M.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Tropical Medicine

Jana Elyse Hambley, B.A.  
     

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 Nirbhay Kumar, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Department of Tropical Medicine

Toni-Marie Latoya Hudson, 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 Ryan Alipio
President, Student Government Association

Susan Hassig, Dr.P.H.
Thomas J. Stranova, Sc.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 Ryan Alipio
President, Student Government Association

Leslie Bayonne, B.S., C.P.M.  

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 Ryan Alipio
President, Student Government Association

Penny Jessop, M.P.H

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

Benjamin Charles Schulte, M.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 Pierre Buekens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine


Sarah P. Blackwell, B.A.
Emily R. Kelnhofer, B.S.
David Aaron Kulick, B.A. 
Marie Rose McKinnon, B.A.
Casey M. Rebholz, M.P.H.
Charles Edward Stewart, M.D.  

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.

Ryan Alipio, B.A.
Chelsea Balch Cipriano, B.A.
Christopher Alan Mundorf, B.A.  

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 Pierre Buekens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Lovie Lewis Rodgers, Pharm. D.
William Bradley Hawkins, M.P.H  

TULANE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND TROPICAL MEDICINE EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

Presented by Pierre Buekens, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Andrew  J. Englande, Ph.D.  

LIFETIME TEACHING AWARDS
This award honors faculty who have demonstrated long-term sustained devotion to student mentoring and teaching over their academic career at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Penny Jessop, M.P.H.
Janet Rice, Ph.D.     

 
spacer

1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112 504-988-5388 or 800-676-5389 website@tulane.edu