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Alumni Awards

The Alumni Awards are the highest given to alumni by the Graduate School of Public Heatlh in recognition of significant contributions to the field of public health, to the school, or to both. Each year, outstanding alumni from the master's and doctoral programs at Pitt Public Health are chosen to be recognized.

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Eric Hulsey: 2017 Dinstinguished Alumni Award for Practice

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Eric Hulsey is manager of behavioral health analytics in the Allegheny County Department of Human Services (DHS) Office of Data Analysis, Research and Evaluation. In this role, he is responsible for working with key partners to evaluate behavioral health services administered by DHS and find practical applications for research, as well as for managing all research activities, implementation, and reporting efforts; designing and developing quanti... 

Michael Walsh: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

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Michael T. Walsh Jr. is founder and principal of 25 Strategies, a consulting firm focused on creating and deploying impact strategy for foundations, health systems, nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and social impact ventures that address public health challenges, strengthen health systems, and build resilient communities. Walsh is also interim chief of strategy and programs for the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center’... 

Mary Ganguli: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

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Mary Ganguli is professor of psychiatry and neurology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and professor of epidemiology at Pitt Public Health. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of late-life mental disorders, particularly neurocognitive disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease. She is the principal investigator of several National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded, population-based investigations in the area of dementia and Al... 

Tammy Haley: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

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Tammy Haley is director of nursing and radiological sciences, associate professor of nursing, and coordinator of the RN-BSN program in the Division of Biological and Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, where she has been a member of the nursing faculty since 2003. She teaches Physical Examination and Health Promotion and Community Health Nursing at the BSN level and teaches at all levels of the ASN program, in both the c... 

Annette Fetchko: 2017 Gloninger Service Award

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Annette Fetchko currently serves as the regional manager for the Center for Inclusion Health (CIH), a division of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network (AHN), with a mission to provide outstanding health care to all people in the region served by AHN, especially socially marginalized and vulnerable populations. Fetchko oversees the operational and strategic development of the programs within CIH. Prior to her role at CIH, Fet... 

Laura Gieraltowski: 2017 Early Career Excellence Award

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Laura B. Gieraltowski is serving as a lieutenant commander with the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) for which she is a epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Emerging and Infectious Zoonotic Diseases, Division of the Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases’ Outbreak Response and Prevention Branch (ORPB). She regularly leads teams of public health professiona... 

Massoudi Receives Alumni Award for Practice

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Mehran Massoudi (EPI '92, '93) was awarded the Pitt Public Health Alumni Award for Practice on May 20, 2016, at the Alumni Awards dinner. 

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Announcing the 2017 Alumni Award recipients

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARDS

For Practice: Eric Hulsey, DrPH, MA (BCHS ’08) and Michael Walsh Jr., MHA (HPM ’04)
For Research: Mary Ganguli, MD, MPH (EPI ’81)
For Teaching and Dissemination:Tammy Haley, PhD, MSN, MPH, RN (MMPH ’13)

THE MARGARET F. GLONINGER SERVICE AWARD

Annette Fetchko, MPH (HSA ’84)

EARLY CAREER EXCELLENCE AWARD

Laura B. Gieraltowski, PhD, MPH (EPI ’09)

SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF SERVICE

Diane Howard, PhD, MPH (HPM ’79)

DELTA OMEGA INITIATES

Nancy W. Glynn, PhD, Faculty (EPI ’94)
Leah M. Lamonte, MS (IDM ’06)
Natalie A. Solomon-Brimage, MPH (BCHS ’06)
Christopher A. Taylor, PhD (EPI ’10)

2017 Awards Dinner

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Nominations for next year

Nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards will open in winter 2017.  

About the Gloninger Service Award

The Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award has been presented annually since 1993 to alumni having made a 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 graduate and former faculty member in maternal and child health.

Delta Omega Initiation

Also at this time, new alumni members are inducted into the Pitt Public Health Omicron Chapter of the Delta Omega national honor society. Delta Omega members are models for future graduates in their contributions to the practice of public health. Nominations for alumni inductees are accepted each winter.

2015 Awards Dinner

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