2019 Awards and Recognition

April 17, 2019

 

On April 17, 2019, the College of Public Health honored outstanding students and faculty with the 2019 Awards and Recognition Ceremony. Held at the Gatton Student Center, the luncheon was punctuated by a keynote address delivered by Ben Chandler, President and CEO of the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.

 

The following students and faculty were recognized for outstanding achievements in scholarship, service, leadership and teaching. 

 

Student Awards

 

Undergraduate Research Awards

Yasmine Jackson

Jhoan Dutton

 

Undergraduate Leadership Awards

Crysta Meekins

Michael Regard

 

Outstanding Bachelor of Public Health Student Awards

Honour McDaniel

Morgan Avery

 

MHA Outstanding First-Year Student Award

Christen Sikora

 

MHA Outstanding Graduating Student Award

Lucas Brooks

 

MHA Outstanding Leadership Award

Larrin Collins

 

MPH Biostatistics Concentration Award

Feitong Lei

 

MPH Epidemiology Concentration Award

Courtney Marshall

 

MPH Health Behavior Concentration Award

Cady Cornell

 

MPH Health Management and Policy Concentration Award

Ashwin Krista

 

MPH Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health Award

Paul Bellamy

 

MPH Promising Practitioner Award

Chelsey Reid

 

Richard R. Clayton MPH Promising Investigator Award

Paul Bellamy

 

MPH Academic Excellence Award

Karina Manz

 

Outstanding Doctoral Student

Xuan Zhang

 

Outstanding PhD Student

Huong Luu

 

Community Service Award

Courtney Marshall

 

Howard L. Bost Award

Dakota Halbert

 

John Sterling Wiggs “Golden Rule” Award

Cady Cornell

 

Research Day Awards

 

Oral Presentation Awards

 

Undergraduate: Julianna Maita

Master’s: Nathaniel Wilson

Doctoral: Vira Pravosud

 

Poster Presentation Awards

 

Undergraduate: Sarah Jane Robbins

Master’s: Cady Cornell

Doctoral: Patrick Ward

 

 

Faculty Awards

 

Golden Apple Award, Presented by the Student Public Health Association

Christina Studts, associate professor of Health, Behavior & Society

 

Dean’s Innovation in Teaching Award

Erin Abner, associate professor of Epidemiology

 

Dean’s Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Performance Award

Jennifer Daddysman, lecturer in Biostatistics

 

Dean’s Outstanding Graduate Teaching Performance Award

Sarah Wackerbarth, associate professor of Health Management and Policy

 

Graduating CPH Ambassadors

 

Zaynab Al-Abdali

Lucas Brooks

Larrin Collins

Dakota Halbert

Alex Miller

 

MHA Student Association Officers

 

Lucas Brooks, President

Cameron Hyde, Vice President

Larrin Collins, Recruitment Chair

Andrew Horn, Treasurer

Olivia Colliver, Secretary

 

Student Public Health Association Officers

 

Payton Malone, President

Alexandra Miller, Vice President

Maanasa Manchikanti, Secretary

Thomas (Brendan) Mathews, Treasurer

 

 

Delta Omega Honorary Society Inductees

 

Undergraduate Students:

Ansley McElroy

Morgan Avery

Shelby Rutledge

Michael Regard

Honour McDaniel

Leovarda Eminoski Nunez

Nicole Martin

Madison Lichtefeld

Kaelyn Short

Whitney Smith

 

Graduate Students:

Deborah Adekunle

Paul Bellamy

Cady Cornell

Feitong Lei

Katherine Youngen

Xuan Zhang

Huong Luu

 

Faculty:

Teresa Waters

James Norton

James Keck

Philip Westgate

 

Alumni:

William Mase

 

Honorary Member:

Ben Chandler

 

Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society Inductees

 

Keyana Boka

Lucas Brooks

Larrin Collins

Olivia Colliver

Reynalda Davis

Blake Freeman

Kristen Green

Andrew Horn

Matt Hutson

Cameron Hyde

Elizabeth Lancaster

Tarra Lowe

Adam Mardis

Baeley Reed

Kaden Ross

Eliza Smith

Raaj Talauliker

Renee Wilson

 


 

The University of Kentucky College of Public Health is a catalyst of positive change for population health, with a mission to develop health champions, conduct multidisciplinary and applied research, and collaborate with partners to improve health in Kentucky and beyond.