CURRENT AWARD OPPORTUNITIES:
The American Public Health Association Student Assembly is continuing its new scholarship/grant program entitled A.C.T.I.O.N (Advocacy on Campuses That Impacts Our Nation). This is an opportunity for all public health students on campus to design grassroots advocacy projects. The top submission nationally will be granted $500 and implemented during the spring of 2013, preferably during National Public Health Week (April 1-7, 2013). This grant program aims to motivate public health students to create and implement plans for raising public health advocacy on their campuses and in their communities.The application deadline is Friday, September 28th, 2012. If you have additional questions, please contact the APHA-SA NPHW Subcommittee Co-Chair, Bianca Badrinath, at email@example.com.
***Please see attached complete application form and requirements***
PRIOR AWARD OPPORTUNITIES:
Annual Meeting Student Scholarship - Info and Application (due Aug 1, 2012)
Trong D. Nguyen Memorial Award For Student Leadership
2012 Governance Document
2012 Award Application - Due August 1, 2012
The American Public Health Association Student Assembly is now accepting nominations for the second annual Trong D. Nguyen Memorial Award.
The Trong D. Nguyen Memorial Award was established to recognize the significant leadership contribution of a student in public health or a related field. The award, officially established in April of 2007 by the APHA Student Assembly leadership in memory of Trong D. Nguyen, will be presented annually by the American Public Health Association Student Assembly.
Trong D. Nguyen, MHA, joined the Government of Canada in 1991 and spent much of his public service career at Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada where he was devoted to policy issues related to environmental health, product safety, quarantine and migration, health security, bioterrorism, emergency preparedness and response, public health system renewal, Canada-U.S. relations, and was a manager of strategic policy and planning.
Trong’s career was left unfinished as he and his daughter were killed in a tragic automobile crash in February 2006. Trong had studied health administration at the University of Ottawa where he received the Robert Wood Johnson Award for the student most likely to contribute valuable service to the health administration discipline. While a doctoral student in health policy at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, Trong was a founding member of the Public Health Student Caucus (PHSC), the organization that later became the APHA Student Assembly. He was an active member of the APHA until the time of his death in 2006, and a member of the Ottawa Hospital Research Ethics Board and served as Director and Webmaster for the National Capital Region Chapter of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada. Trong was a quiet but determined leader with a great sense of humor and a fantastic appetite for life.
Under the terms established for the Nguyen Award, the Student Assembly will recognize one student who has made a significant
leadership contribution in the field of public health. This can be at any school or at any organization at the national, state, or local level.
Neither academic credentials nor grades will be a factor in selecting the awardees. Nominees will be judged by a committee of reviewers based on
a personal essay about their public health leadership accomplishment and at least one letter of recommendation. Nominees must be enrolled full
time in an academic program in public health or a related field, and be a student member of APHA at nomination due date.
The award consists of a plaque, one-year APHA membership, annual meeting registration, and a $250 stipend for travel and lodging to attend
the APHA 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition, October 29-November 2, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The recipient will be honored at the APHA-SA
Welcome and Orientation Session on Monday, October 31st from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.
2011 Award Recipient: Mercy Laurino, MS CGC
University of Washington
Institute for Public Health Genetics
2010 Award Recipient: Lynn Huynh, MBA, MPH
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2009 Award Recipient: Byron D. Hughes
Master of Public Health Student
Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
2008 Award Recipient: Robert Nelb
2007 Award Recipient: Lissa Knudsen, MPH, CHE
Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award presented by APHA
- deadline April 20, 2012. The Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award is given to a promising young public health professional or student, 30 years of age or less, who has demonstrated potential in the health field (broadly defined) by challenging traditional public health policy or practice in a creative and positive manner. Neither academic credentials nor grades will be a factor in selecting
2012 Student Assembly Public Health Mentoring Award
- deadline April 20, 2012. This award is intended to recognize the essential role of mentoring in public health and leadership development. It is given annually to senior public health practitioners or academics who take an active role in mentoring students and young professionals through regular contact, professional development, research support or joint publications.
APHA-SA Annual Meeting Student Scholarship
The APHA-SA Annual Meeting Student Scholarship Fund was started in 2005 with the goal of increasing student attendance at the APHA Annual Meeting. In its first year, 4 scholarships were awarded to students to assist with the costs of registration for the meeting, and this year, we were able to support 11 students through this scholarship fund.
- Shubha Bhat - Iodized salt and child growth: Isolating causality and implications for government policy in India (#209559)
- Marie Boman - Family Environment, Social Capital and Smoking among Brazilian Migrants in the Boston Metropolitan Area (#204982)
- Susan Darlow - Race Differences in Risk Perception and Weight Perception among Female Health Center Patients (#208092)
- Lianne Estefan - Think about family: A critical review of the intersection of child maltreatment and domestic violence (#207356)
- Aarti Patil - A Short, Intensive Educational Intervention to Improve Spanish Communication Skills of Medical Students Entering the Clinical Years (#203020)
- Niketa Williams - Experiences with Decision-Making for Microbicide Clinical Trial Enrollment among Women in Lusaka, Zambia (#204229)
- Gabrielle Foley - Western New York Wellness Works Regional Resource Center (WNYWWRRC): Measuring and Evaluating the Health of Rural, Minority and Underserved Worksites in Western New York. (#180074)
- Rachel Hart - Prenatal care: A localized view of language barriers (#178767)
- Herpreet Kaur Thind - Review of training programs for medical practitioners to improve patient adherence (#181891)
- Jamie Kimberly Lok - Gender differences in a smoking cue-provoked craving(#182203)
- Ghazal Soleimani - Exposure to Neighborhood Disorder and Risk Behaviors in a Sample of South African Youths (#176418)
- Stephanie B Wheeler - Comparative cost-effectiveness of reversible family planning methods following emergency contraception use in the Medicaid population (#186103)
- Keri Welsh
- Lori Palen
- Jessica Beaman
- Heather Clayton
- Elizabeth Cooper
- Megan Canavera, RD, University of Cincinnati, Universal elementary school-based interventions to prevent childhood obesity
- Annie Chu, BA, Harvard University, Health-related Quality of Life for children with birth defects in China
- Yola Patricia Duhaney, RN, BSN, Barry University, Obesity and overweight in Black Women: Assessing the effectiveness of a faith-based screening program
- Negar Elmieh, MS, MPH, University of British Columbia, Role of lifestyle characteristics and risk perceptions in preventing West Nile virus disease
- Julia Eminger, BA, Indiana University, Enhancing stress reduction interventions through the exploration of working mothers' determinants for practicing meditation
- Naomi Goodman, MPHc, Boston University, Compassionate research: Exploring answers to ethical questions
- Tilly A. Gurman, MPH, Johns Hopkins University, Let's get it on: Implications of sexual content in African American situation comedies
- Andrew Horowitz, BS, Brown University, Assessment of physicians' teaching of testicular self-examination in the outpatient setting
- Jaqueline Leung, BA, University of Iowa, Perspectives on health: Findings from a qualitative study on migrant farm workers in Iowa
- Andreea Seicean, Case Western Reserve University, Healthcare of elderly legal immigrants
- Jessi Westling, University of Hawaii, Generation Sex: STI education and prevention
- Rotrease Regan Yates, MPH, UCLA, HIV/AIDS knowledge and behavior among African-Americans in California
- J. Nwando Onyejekwe, MD, MPH, Harvard University, Assessment of support for school-based sexuality education in Lynn, MA
- Julie Lager, MS, Texas A&M University, Relationship among religious coping, psychosocial factors, diabetes management, and quality of life among individuals with type 2 diabetes
- Sabrina M. Charles, BA, Yale University and Harvard University, Contracting with private health clinics: Promoting community benefit ideals