COPH seeks outstanding alumni for annual award, deadline Dec. 1

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To date, the USF College of Public Health has recognized 29 alumni with significant impact in public health. Nominations are currently being accepted for the Class of 2017.

USF COPH alumni awardees

COPH alumni award recipients are rock stars in their own right. Nominate a public health leader today for the Class of 2017.

“During the process of soliciting and reviewing nominations for 2015 it became clear that the Outstanding Alumni Awards should be an annual event recognizing our more than 5,800 alumni doing great things in various places,” said Dr. Heather Stockwell, emeritus professor from the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

And so, the nomination period for 2017 is officially open.

To be considered for the 2017 Outstanding Alumni Award, nominees must have earned an academic degree (BS, MHA, MPH, MSPH, PhD or DrPH) from the COPH and not be currently employed by the college. Additionally, nominees must have significant domestic or global impact in two or more of the following areas:

  • Research
  • Leadership in public health
  • Impact on the community, college, university or society
  • Teaching, scholarship and mentorship of health professionals

“Our alumni are doing wonderful things locally, statewide and internationally and this award is one way that the college can acknowledge their success,” said Dr. Karen Liller, COPH professor of community and family health.  “We look forward to receiving many nominations!”

The nomination process is simple: (1) a nomination cover sheet , (2) a letter of nomination, and (3) 1-3 letters of support that explicitly address the nominee’s contributions to the field of public health as referenced above. Acceptable nominators include colleagues and university faculty. Self-nominations are not accepted.

“I applaud the College of Public Health for recognizing alumni who not only have tremendous accomplishments, but who have made a difference in the lives of so many,” said Bill McCausland, executive director of the USF Alumni Association.

The 2017 Outstanding Alumni Awards will be presented in Tampa during National Public Health Week, April 3-9. Be sure to visit the alumni awards website for complete details on the nomination process. The deadline for all materials to be received is 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1.

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