Public Health Awards

Texas A&M School of Public Health Awards

Student Research Poster Contest February 28, 2018 All SPH graduate students
Student Award for Research Excellence February 28, 2018 All SPH masters and doctoral level students eligible to participate in graduation ceremony
Faculty Research Excellence Award February 28, 2018 SPH faculty at all ranks (2018- Early Career; 2019 Assoc/Full)
REDI Awards Letter of Intent: January 31, 2018
Full Submissions:
February 28, 2018
All SPH principal faculty; preference is given to new investigators (who have completed their terminal degree in the last 5 years) at assistant professor level

General Public Health Awards

Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Awards
Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence December 17, 2016 Student mentor, teaching outside of traditional degree programs, teaching-related contributions to one’s field, scholarship on teaching methodology, high-level national leadership to improve teaching, demonstration of national reputation as educator, creative efforts in education
Pfizer Award for Early Career in Public Health Teaching December 17, 2016 Student mentor; teaching outside one’s university; innovating teaching-related contributions to one’s field; publications and/or presentation on teaching methodology; leadership to improve teaching 
Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice December 17, 2016 Graduate faculty; practice-based research; practice-based service; practice-based teaching; academic-practice linkages
Pfizer Award for Early Career Public Health Research Award December 17, 2016 Early-career investigator graduate public health faculty; exemplary scholarly accomplishments that advance research mission of school or program
Award for Excellence in Student Services December 17, 2016 Employed by ASPPH member school; primary role in student services; demonstrate notable record of success in the field; outstanding contributions in recruitment, admissions, student services, financial aid, and career services
Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health January 7, 2017 Any faculty of staff member of a CEPH-accredited school or program on public health; individual who has made a significant contribution to academic public health
    American Public Health Association
Sedgwick Memorial Award May 5, 2017 The Sedgwick award, one of the highest honors bestowed by APHA, is a true accolade of the profession – the recognition by an individual’s colleagues of outstanding accomplishments in the field of public health.
APHA Award for Excellence May 5, 2017 Awarded to an individual in recognition of his/her exceptionally meritorious contribution to the improvement of health of the people. It honors creative work of particular effectiveness in applying scientific knowledge or innovative organizational work to the betterment of community health
David P. Rall Award for Advocacy May 5, 2017 Awarded to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to public health through science-based advocacy. Priority shall be given to recognize individuals at mid-career whose accomplishments have advanced prevention through policy change. The area of consideration for the Rall Award is international in scope, and nominees may include those working in a government agency, academic institution, or non-profit organization.
APHA Distinguished Public Health Legislator of the Year Award May 5, 2017 Recognizes local, state and federal lawmakers who are public health champions.
Milton and Ruth Roemer Prize May 5, 2017 Local health officer of a county, city or other unit of local government, in recognition for outstanding creative and innovative public health work
Sidel Levy Award for Peace May 5, 2017 APHA member who has made outstanding contributions to preventing war and promote international peace.  The award draws attention to the profound health consequences of war and what public health workers can do to help prevent war and promote international peace.
Martha May Eliot Award May 5, 2017 Honors extraordinary health service to mothers and children; to bring such achievement to the eyes of related professional people and the public; to stimulate young people in the field to emulate efforts resulting in such recognition; and to add within the profession and in the eyes of the public to the stature of professional workers in the field of maternal and child health.
Helen Rodriguez-Trias Award May 5, 2017 Awarded to a person who has distinguished herself/himself professionally by working toward social justice for underserved and disadvantaged populations

Environmental & Occupational Health Awards

Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
Hal W. Hendrick Distinguished International Colleague Award March 31, 2017 Non U.S. citizen who has made contributions to human factors/ergonomics field
Paul M. Fitts Education Award March 31, 2017 Currently or previously engaged in university teaching of HF/E material; student influence; contributions to the education and training of HF/E specialists
A. R. Lauer Safety Award March 31, 2017 Contributions to HF/E in area of safety or safety training technology
Alexander C. Williams, Jr., Design Award March 31, 2017 Contributions to conception or design of product, service, or system; has achieved operational status and conception and design are based on outstanding application of experimentally determined HF/E design principles
Jack A. Kraft Innovator Award March 31, 2017 Significant efforts to diversify the application of HE/E principles and methods to new areas of endeavor; must have made effective efforts to encourage the application of HF/E knowledge and techniques in new areas
Oliver Keith Hansen Outreach Award March 31, 2017 Members and nonmembers who engage in significant activities that broaden awareness of the existence of HF/E profession and the benefits it brings to humankind
The William C. Howell Young Investigator Award March 31, 2017 Contributions to HF/E as a young investigator; HF/E member currently in good standing within 7 years of graduation with a degree in HF/E or related field; resume, CV, two letters of support
IIE Ergonomics
Creativeness in Ergonomics Practitioner of the Year Award TBA Creative application of ergonomics; process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development 
Creativeness in Ergonomics Student of the Year Award TBA Achievements in ergonomics application or research; including process improvement, education, applied instrumentation and product development
National Academy of Inventors
Fellow Award TBA  
Society of Toxicology Awards and Fellowships
Stanley Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award April 22, 2016 Consideration is given to products, software or systems that are meant for use in the home, in the workplace, or while mobile including consumer, commercial, and medical products.  Military equipment or systems are excluded from consideration. The product or system being nominated must be operational at time of submission.  At a minimum, it must be scheduled for commercial use within one year with no substantial changes.  At a maximum, the product or system can be on the market for three years

Epidemiology & Biostatistics 

The Society for Epidemiological Research
Career Accomplishment Award 
January 13, 2017
Excellence in Education Award January 13, 2017  
Early Career Award January 13, 2017 Must be SER member; early career epidemiologist less than or equal to 7 years from terminal degree; evidence of strong trajectory of career development and promise of leadership strength; substantial contributions to the field and are poised to become future leaders in epidemiology
Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiological Research
Mentoring Award April 7, 2017 Individuals with established career from academia, government, or private sector; Associate Professor rank or above, SPER members in good standing
Rising Star Award April 7, 2017 Early to mid-career investigators from academia, government, or private sector; Assistant to Associate Professor rank; time since highest degree should be no more than 7 years; must be current members of SPER in good standing

Health Policy & Management


Health Promotion & Community Health Sciences

Robert F. Allen Symbol of H.O.P.E. Award TBA Outstanding contributions to promoting cultural diversity within health promotion; demonstrated significant achievement in serving health promotion needs of underserved populations