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Epi students honored with 2017 Iris Marion Young Award for Social Justice

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Congratulations to Pitt Public Health students ABIGAIL R. CARTUS and C. ELIZABETH SHAABAN, given the awards on November 15, 2017, by the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at Pitt. The Young Award honors faculty, staff, and students who work to promote social justice, and recognizes that social activism takes many forms. 

Cartus (EPIDEM '21) is the cofounder of Pittsburgh Lead Action Now, a citizen-led group working for lead-free drinking water in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, she worked with a coalition of women and femme activists to organize the Pittsburgh International Women's Strike/Paro de Mujeres. In addition to Pittsburgh Lead Action Now, Cartus is a member of Pitt's Graduate Student Organizing Committee and the Democratic Socialists of America. In 2010, Cartus earned a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Pitt. She earned a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the University of Texas at Austin. Cartus is currently pursuing her PhD. 

Shaaban (EPIDEM '18) is the cofounder of Pittsburgh Lead Action Now, a citizen-led group working for lead-free drinking water in Pittsburgh. Earlier this year, she played an integral role in the planning and execution of March for Science Pittsburgh. In addition to Pittsburgh Lead Action Now, Shaaban is a member of Pitt's Graduate Student Organizing Committee, the Pittsburgh chapter of Women in Bio, and a community garden in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, among other organizations. Shaaban earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology as well as a Master of Public Health degree at Pitt. She is currently pursuing her PhD.



11/29/2017
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