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Acosta-Cazares: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

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"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 perspective, and in teaching physicians who are in the training  of a medical residency in epidemiology."  

Sun: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

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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 developmental trajectories of children led to her decade-long work with the CDC to generate the latest version of the CDC-NCHS growth charts that are used by... 

Wei: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

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"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 and career and also cared for me on a personal level."   

Knauer: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

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"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 is easily understandable and can help drive solutions to these pressing problems."    

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

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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 focus in BRCA gene-related projects with more than 80 peer reviewed publications. "It was at Pitt that I developed a clinical curiosity and a foundatio... 

King: 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award for Service

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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 creative fund-raising efforts, including posting video entries in the CCF’s online “IBDs Got Talent” competition.  

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)

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)

Gibb: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice 

Gibb: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

Now president of Gibb Epidemiology Consulting, Herman Gibb (EOH ’74) has more than 35 years of experience in health risk assessment and has provided expert consultation to a variety of international and national clients. He chairs the World Health Organization (WHO) Foodborne Epidemiology Reference... (04/22/2019)

Kip: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research 

Kip: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

Kevin Kip (EPI ’98) is a Distinguished Health Professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health as well as an epidemiologist with 18 years of research experience on federally funded and industry-sponsored studies. He is a methodologist with expertise in a wide range of health di... (04/22/2019)

Songer: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Songer: 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Thomas Songer (EPI ’86, ’90) is an assistant professor and the director of doctoral programs in the Department of Epidemiology at Pitt Public Health. Consistently one of the most highly rated teachers in the school, he is the primary instructor for graduate courses in injury epidemiology and injury... (04/22/2019)

Sokol: 2019 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award 

Sokol: 2019 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

Jamie Sokol (BCHS ’07) currently serves as an administrator for workforce development and training at the Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD). In this role she is responsible for ensuring quality internships and other experiential learning opportunities for Pitt Public Health students, includ... (04/22/2019)
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Year Distinguished Alumni Awards Gloninger Service Award and
Early Career Excellence Award
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 2018 Ruth Modzelewski (HUGEN '96)
Jill Norris (EPI '88, '90)
Frederick Murphy (BCHS '77)
Bernadine Peter (EPI '88)
Christina Farmartino (IDM '13) 
Michael Talkowski (HUGEN '08)
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 2017 Eric Hulsey (BCHS, DrPH '08)
Michael Walsh (HPM '04)
Mary Ganguli (EPI '81)
Tammy Haley (MMPH '13)
 Annette Fetchko (HSA '84)
Laura B. Gieraltowski (EPI '09)
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2016 Mehran S. Massoudi (MPH, PhD ’93)
Susan A. Slaugenhaupt (MS, PhD ’91)
Janice Scully Dorman (MSHyg, PhD ’83)
Michael Blackwood (MPH ’80)
Rashida R. Dorsey (PhD ’06)
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2015 Patricia Maryland (DrPH ’82)
Nancy Obuchowski (PhD ’91)
Yvette Conley (PhD ’99)
Nancy W. Glynn (PhD ’94)
Megan Kavanaugh (DrPH ’08)

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2014 Joyce Chang (PhD ’98)
Karen Cruickshanks (PhD ’87)
James Clise (MPH ’63)
Susan Ott (MPH ’76)
 Mary Herbert (MPH ’05) Photos
2013 William Holman (MHA ’79)
Coleen Boyle (PhD ’81)
Anita Caufield (MHA '84)
 Mary Patricia Nowalk (PhD ’93) Program
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2012 Joel Weissfeld (MPH ’82)
Edward W. Gregg (PhD ’96)
James B. Pieffer (MHA ’86)
John J. Zanardelli (MPH ’79) Program
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2010 Madalon O'Rawe Amenta (MPH ’68, DrPH ’78)
Clareann Bunker (PhD ’84)
Richard Lugg (MPH ’66)
Patsy Hesen Haslam (MPH ’69)  
2009 Kenneth Miller (MS ’70)
David Reed (MS ’61)
Jeanne Zborowski (PhD ’00)
No award recipients  
2008 Gerald M. Barron (MPH ’71)
James C. Helmkamp (PhD ’83)
Paul M. Winkler (MPH ’81)
Constance S. McCormick (MPH ’85)
Shirley McIlvried (MPH ’83)
 
2007 Agnes Bouldin (DrPH ’88)
Anthony Lubiniecki (ScD ’72)
Dietrich Stephan (PhD ’96)
Laura Rosato (PhD ’90)
Charles Vargo (MHA ’84)
 
2006 Robert Geddis (MSHyg ’73)
Marlene Lugg (MPH '66, DrPH ’81)
Thomas White (MSHyg ’72)
Diego Chaves-Gnecco (MMPH ’00)  
2005 Joseph Costantino (MPH ’74, DrPH ’76)
Constance Husman (MSHyg ’74),
Gerald Katz (MSHyg ’63)
Marc Hiller (MPH ’74, DrPH ’78)
Samuel Koilpillai (MSHyg ’76)
 
2004 Jane Cauley (MPH ’80, DrPH ’83)
Allen Brodsky (ScD ’66)
David Savitz (PhD ’82)
Marlene Lugg (MPH ’66, DrPH ’81)  
2003 Galen E. Cole (MPH ’87)
James M. Klingensmith (MPH ’77, ScD ’87)
Patricia W. Potrzebowski (PhD ’74)
Kimberlee Evert (MPH ’88)  
2002 Judith Badner (MSHyg ’85, PhD ’88)
Glenn Schneider (MPH ’91)
Gerald C. Colvin (MA ’86, DrPH ’93)
Joan M. Mavrinac (MPH ’88)
 
2001 Brian Jacob (MHA ’86)
Diane Peterson (MPH ’74)
Beth Elaine Quill (MPH ’82)
   
2000 Victor J. Catullo (MPH ’98)
William T. Godshall (MPH ’85)
Michael C. Waters (MS ’67)
Lynn Marie Weber (MPH '97)  
1999 GSPH 50th Anniversary
50 at 50 Awards given
   
1998 Marie C. Baker (MSHyg ’84)
Tood Schryer (MHA ’92)
Carol Synkewecz (MPH ’75)
Scott Becker (MPH ’80)
James Collins (MUN ’87)
Anne R. Medsger (MSHyg ’81)
Russell Rycheck (MPH ’59, DrPH ’65)
 
1997 Mark A. Vojtecky (MPH ’86) John A. Armstrong (ScDHyg ’67)
Maurice A. Shapiro (MEng ’49 - UC Berkeley)
Robert B. Yee (MS ’52[FAS], PhD ’57 [FAS])
 
1996 George Board (DrPH ’83)
Harold E. Kennah (MS ’85)
Daniel J. Schaid (MS '81, PhD ’86)
Joyce E. White (DrPH ’93)
William F. Gauss (MPH ’83)  
1995 Lucile L. Adams-Campbell (PhD ’83)
Ronette R. Briefel (MPH ’76, DrPH ’82)
Lawrence W. Keller (MSHyg ’71)
Michael R. Peterson (DrPH ’85)
Mary K. Conner (PhD ’78)
Joanne F. McVay (MPH ’75, DrPH ’84)
 
1994 Jan R. Jennings (MPH ’76)
Mohamed Sabet Mahdy (MPH ’60, ScDHyg ’63)
Grace E. Ware (MPH ’73)
Kenneth L. Garver (PhD ’75)  
1993 Janine Jagger (MPH ’74)
Akira Koizumi (MS ’66)
L. Jon Schurmeier (MSHyg ’70)
Theresa A. Chalich (MPH ’89)
Karen S. Peterson (MPH ’70)
 
1992 C. Michael Blackwood (MPH ’80)
John M. Lachin III (ScDHyg ’72)
Carol K. Redmond (ScDHyg ’66)
   
1991 Joanne Marie Andiorio (DrPH ’84)
David Gur (ScDHyg ’77)
   
1989 Mark H. Barnett (MPH ’61)
Mary Ann Scialabba (MSHyg ’63)
   
1986 Mostafa A. El Batawi (MPH ’57, ScDHyg ’59)
Sydney J. Cutler (ScDHyg ’61)
   
1983 Lois G. Michaels (MSHyg ’63)