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2021 Superior Accomplishment Awards

Two members of the MPH staff were honored with a Superior Accomplishment Award in February, 2021. Katherine Pizarro-Gutierrez, MPH, and Robyn Smith were both recognized for their exemplary service to the MPH program and its students. The award recognizes employees who contribute outstanding service, efficiency and/or economy to the university,…

Tyrus Fleetwood Named Recipient of Dr. John J. Benton Endowment Fund

Last month, Tyrus Fleetwood was named this year’s recipient of the Dr. John J. Benton Endowment Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to provide scholarships to students in the Master of Public Health program. Fleetwood first found out about the scholarship from a professor and was selected for demonstrating…

2020 PHHP Outstanding Alumni Awards

Congratulations to Frank Bandiera, PhD, MPH (’07), for being recognized as one of the 13 recipients of the College of Public Health & Health Professions’ Outstanding Alumni Awards. Dr. Bandiera is an epidemiologist whose research has focused on tobacco use among special and vulnerable populations, especially ethnic minorities, people with…

Alum Michael Prietula Awarded Joint Appointment

Michael Prietula, PhD, MPH Dr. Michael J. Prietula, MPH ’14, is a professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School. He has been awarded a joint appointment with the Hubert Department of Global Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. In addition, Dr. Prietula recently coauthored an article entitled, “Using…

MPH Student Named as Dean’s Ambassador

“I hope that the dean’s ambassador program allows me to gain a new professional family with whom I can develop professionally, network and connect with, as well as use my platform to help other students,” said MPH student Jae’Lyn Gilbert about her new appointment as a 2020-2021 Dean’s…

Environmental Health Student Dena Sadi Abusrur Volunteers Abroad

In the past year, student Dena Sadi Abusrur has volunteered in two countries overseas, in three different areas while taking classes. Her most recent service trip was to Zambia and Greece, spending a month in Zambia and six weeks in Samos, Greece. In Greece, she provided primary care and emergency…

MPH Alumna Johanzynn Gatewood Publishes Article on Social Media Strategies

Johanzynn Gatewood, an MPH graduate of the College of Public Health, recently published the article "Social Media in Public Health: Strategies to Distill, Package, and Disseminate Public Health Research" in the Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. Learn more about her journey in the MPH program and her flourishing career as a Health Communications Specialist. The article can be read in its entirety here.

FPHA Mental Health Regional Training December 5th at UF

The Florida Public Health Association (FPHA) will be hosting a Mental Health Regional Training at UF Thursday, December 5, 2019, on how community-based health mental health and substance abuse treatment systems work. Registration is required and the last day to register online is Tuesday, November 27, 2019. There…

Public Health Practice Student Erica Tramuta-Drobnis Publishes One-Health Article

Online MPH Public Health Practice student and veterinarian Erica Tramuta-Drobnis recently published her article “The One Health Conceptualization of Public Health Practice, Veterinarians in Public Health: Looking Outside the Two-Legged Box” in the Fall 2019 issue of Lehigh County Health and Medicine. Marrying her experience in veterinary…