School Awards and Honors

School Awards and Honors - School Awards and Honors

Faculty Awards

Excellence in Teaching Award

The UTHealth School of Public Health Academic Council gives an annual award for Excellence in Teaching. It is presented to two faculty members or teams who have made exemplary contributions to the UTHealth School of Public Health educational mission.

2018  Kristina Mena, Ph.D. and Shreela Sharma, Ph.D.

2017 R. Sue Day, Ph.D. and Catherine Troisi, Ph.D.

2016 Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D. and Michael Swartz, Ph.D.

2015 George Delclos, M.D. and David Lairson, Ph.D.

2014 Pamela Diamond, Ph.D., and Christine Markham, Ph.D.

2013 Wenyaw Chan, Ph.D., and Margaret Caughy, Sc.D.

2012 Stephen Linder, Ph.D.,  and Beatrice Selwyn, Sc.D.

2011 Jan Risser, Ph.D., Linda Lloyd, Ph.D., and Larry Whitehead, Ph.D.

 

Research Mentoring Award

UTHealth School of Public Health Research Council annually recognizes a research mentor-mentee pair that has made significant progress towards establishing the mentee as an independent investigator. Division directors nominate one mentor-mentee pair for the Research Mentoring Award.

2018 Jennifer Gonzalez, Ph.D. and Katelyn Jetelina, Ph.D.

2017 Alanna Morrison, Ph.D. and Bing Yu, Ph.D.

2016 Kay Bartholomew, Ed.D. and Linda Highfield, Ph.D.

2015 Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D. and Sandra Evans, Ph.D.

2014 David Lairson, Ph.D., and Suja Rajan, Ph.D.

2013 Susan Tortolero, Ph.D., and Melissa Peskin, Ph.D.

2012 Laura Mitchell, Ph.D., and Philip Lupo, Ph.D.

2011 Cheryl Perry, Ph.D., and Melissa Stigler, Ph.D.

 

Excellence In Service Award

The Practice Council presented the inaugural Award for Excellence in Service. This award will be presented to faculty members who have made a continuous commitment to community service on behalf of UTHealth School of Public Health.

2018 Vanessa Schick, Ph.D. and J. Michael Wilkerson, Ph.D.

2017 Steven Kelder, Ph.D. and Shreela Sharma, Ph.D.

2016 Sandra Evans, Ph.D. and Sheryl McCurdy, Ph.D.

2015 Louis Brown, Ph.D. and Michael Businelle, Ph.D.

2014 Chuck Begley, Ph.D., and Kristi Mena, Ph.D.

2013 Deanna Hoelscher, Ph.D., and Cathy Troisi, Ph.D.

2012 Belinda Reininger, Dr.P.H., and Andrew Springer, Dr.P.H.

UTHealth School of Public Health Student Association Awards

The McGovern Award for Excellence in Teaching

2012-2013 Pamela Diamond, Ph.D.

2011-2012 Elizabeth Gammon, Ph.D.

2010-2011 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

2009-2010 Elizabeth Gammon, Ph.D.

2008-2009 J. Kay Dunn, Ph.D.

2007-2008 Xianglin L. Du, Ph.D.

2006-2007 J. Kay Dunn, Ph.D.

2005-2006 Lowell E. Sever, Ph.D.

2004-2005 Ann L. Coker, Ph.D.

2003-2004 Susan Tortolero, Ph.D.

2002-2003 J. Kay Dunn, Ph.D.

2001-2002 Karen J. Goodman, Ph.D.

2000-2001 Sharon Cooper, Ph.D.

1999-2000 Lowell E. Sever, Ph.D.

1998-1999 Stephen Linder, Ph.D.

1997-1998 Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.

1996-1997 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

1995-1996 Richard B. Shekelle, Ph.D.

1994-1995 Mary Ann Smith, Ph.D.

1993-1994 Asha Kapadia, Ph.D.

1992-1993 Lu Ann Aday, Ph.D.

1991-1992 J. Fred Annegers, Ph.D.

1990-1991 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

1989-1990 Ronald N. Forthofer, Ph.D.

1988-1989 Alfonso Holguin, M.D., M.P.H.

1987-1988 Carl H. Slater, M.D., M.Ed.

1986-1987 C. Morton Hawkins, Sc.D.

1985-1986 Alfonso Holguin, M.D., M.P.H.

1984-1985 Michael Decker, Ph.D.

The James Emerson Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant

2016 Tasnuva Rashid 

2012 Dhaval Desai, M.B.B.S.

2011 Hari Sagiraju, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor Emeritus

The following faculty members have been honored with Professor Emeritus status for their years of research and teaching excellence given to UTHealth School of Public Health.

Dean Emeritus

Guy S. Parcel, Ph.D. (2013)

Biostatistics

C. Morton Hawkins, M.P.H., Sc.D. (2000)

Asha S. Kapadia, Ph.D. (2010)

George R. Kerr, M.D. (2004)

William J. Schull, Ph.D. (1998)

Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

Alfonso H. Holguin, M.D., M.P.H. (2004)

Marcus M. Key, M.D. (1996)

Management, Policy and Community Health

Lu Ann Aday, Ph.D. (2007)

M. David Low, M.D., Ph.D. (2005)

Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau, Ph.D. (2013)

SPHSA Awards

The McGovern Award for Excellence in Teaching

2016-2017 Mary Ann Smith, Ph.D.

2015-2016 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

2014-2015 Christine Markham, Ph.D.

2013-2014 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

2012-2013 Pamela Diamond, Ph.D.

2011-2012 Elizabeth Gammon, Ph.D.

2010-2011 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

2009-2010 Elizabeth Gammon, Ph.D.

2008-2009 J. Kay Dunn, Ph.D.

2007-2008 Xianglin L. Du, Ph.D.

2006-2007 J. Kay Dunn, Ph.D.

2005-2006 Lowell E. Sever, Ph.D.

2004-2005 Ann L. Coker, Ph.D.

2003-2004 Susan Tortolero, Ph.D.

2002-2003 J. Kay Dunn, Ph.D.

2001-2002 Karen J. Goodman, Ph.D.

2000-2001 Sharon Cooper, Ph.D.

1999-2000 Lowell E. Sever, Ph.D.

1998-1999 Stephen Linder, Ph.D.

1997-1998 Elizabeth Heitman, Ph.D.

1996-1997 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

1995-1996 Richard B. Shekelle, Ph.D.

1994-1995 Mary Ann Smith, Ph.D.

1993-1994 Asha Kapadia, Ph.D.

1992-1993 Lu Ann Aday, Ph.D.

1991-1992 J. Fred Annegers, Ph.D.

1990-1991 Beatrice J. Selwyn, Sc.D.

1989-1990 Ronald N. Forthofer, Ph.D.

1988-1989 Alfonso Holguin, M.D., M.P.H.

1987-1988 Carl H. Slater, M.D., M.Ed.

1986-1987 C. Morton Hawkins, Sc.D.

1985-1986 Alfonso Holguin, M.D., M.P.H.

1984-1985 Michael Decker, Ph.D.

The James Emerson Award for Outstanding Teaching Assistant

2012 Dhaval Desai, M.B.B.S.

2011 Hari Sagiraju, M.D., M.P.H.

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) considers the naming of faculty members to Emeritus/Emerita status a highly selective institutional honor. The following retired UTHealth School of Public Health faculty members have been honored with Emeritus/Emerita status for their years of research, service, and teaching excellence.

Dean Emeritus

Guy S. Parcel, PhD (2013)

Biostatistics and Data Science

Ralph F. Frankowski, PhD (2014)

Robert J. Hardy, PhD (2014)

C. Morton Hawkins, MPH, ScD (2000)

Asha S. Kapadia, PhD (2010)

Barbara C. Tilley, PhD (2018)

Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences

Raul Caetano, MD, PhD, MPH (2015)

Marcus M. Key, MD (1996)

Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

Robert E. Roberts, PhD (2017)

Management, Policy and Community Health

Lu Ann Aday, PhD (2007)

Luisa Franzini, PhD (2014)

Pauline Vaillancourt Rosenau, PhD (2013)