Past Alumni Awardees

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Bear: 2018 Delta Omega Inductee

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TODD BEAR (BCHS ’07, ’13) joined the Pitt Public Health faculty as an assistant professor immediately upon earning his PhD in 2013. His primary research interest is the study of adversity, including child maltreatment and exposure to violence, and its effects on health over the lifespan. He utilizes a life-course perspective to study the behavioral and psychosocial pathways by which childhood adversity affects adolescent and adult health. 

Talkowski: 2018 Early Career Excellence Award

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MICHAEL TALKOWSKI (HUGEN ’08) is associate professor of neurology (genetics) at Harvard Medical School and the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and an associate member of the Broad Institute of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard where he directs the Broad Structural Variation and Assembly Group. His research has led to paradigm-shifting discoveries that have left a mark on the field of genetics.  

Farmartino: 2018 Early Career Excellence Award

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In 2012, a year before completing her MPH, CHRISTINA FARMARTINO (IDM ’13) was hired as executive director of The Open Door, which provides supportive housing and representative payee services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS—including active injection drug users—to improve their health and housing stability. Among other duties, Farmartino has raised more than $250,000 over three years in additional, diversified funding.  

Peter: 2018 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award

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BERNADINE PETER (EPI ’88) is population health coordinator and registered dietitian at Val Verde Regional Medical Center in Del Rio, Texas. She previously served at Franklin Primary Health Center Inc. in Mobile, Ala., where she educated patients with diabetes, heart disease, and high blood pressure, in addition to securing nutrition and wellness grants for the underserved. 

Murphy: 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

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FREDRICK MURPHY (MSHyg ’77) is executive director of Atlanta, Ga.-based Lifelong Health Inc., a nonprofit serving inner-city communities around public health and social justice issues. He served for more than 28 years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS), active and inactive, and adjunct faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine.  

Norris: 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

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JILL NORRIS (EPI ’88, ’90) is professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology in the Colorado School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. Her research focuses on the relationship of environment in the development of autoimmune diseases, including type I diabetes, celiac disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus in genetically susceptible individuals. 

Modzelewski: 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice 

Modzelewski: 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

A two-time breast cancer survivor, RUTH MODZELEWSKI (HUGEN ’96) has served as mission coordinator for Susan G. Komen Pittsburgh since 2009, when she went from researching cancer at the University of Pittsburgh to practicing and promoting cancer prevention and treatment throughout Western Pennsylvani... (02/23/2018)

Eric Hulsey: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice 

Eric Hulsey: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

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 practi... (05/18/2017)

Michael Walsh: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice 

Michael Walsh: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice

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 sy... (05/18/2017)

Mary Ganguli: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research 

Mary Ganguli: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Research

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.... (05/18/2017)

Tammy Haley: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination 

Tammy Haley: 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination

Pitt Public Health's 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination was presented to Tammy Haley (MMPH '13) at the annual Alumni Awards Dinner.  Haley is director of nursing and radiological sciences, associate professor of nursing, and coordinator of the RN-BSN program in the Div... (05/18/2017)

Annette Fetchko: 2017 Gloninger Service Award 

Annette Fetchko: 2017 Gloninger Service Award

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 marginaliz... (05/18/2017)
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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)
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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)