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Distinguished Alumni Award

Dean Seneca, BA ’90
Seneca has been with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta since 1999. He serves as a senior health scientist, policy health analyst and project advisor for global health programs within the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support. 

He has been heavily involved in health issues of American Indians, Alaska natives and native Hawaiians, including the Zika virus, the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, polio threats in Afghanistan and Ethiopia, and the H1N1 influenza pandemic in 2009. Seneca, a Sequoyah Fellow, grew up in the inner city of south Buffalo, later moving to the Seneca Nation in Cattaraugus. He has been a leader in engaging UB alumni in the Atlanta area. 

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Distinguished Alumni Awards and International Distinguished Alumni Awards

These awards are given in recognition of exceptional career accomplishments, community or university service, and research and scholarly activity.