Published June 22, 2021
The School of Public Health and Health Professions recently held its Sixth Annual Student Awards Reception. The reception celebrates and recognizes the admirable accomplishments of hardworking students across all five departments.
“These students have shown astonishing success in their education along with improving the health of others,” said Dean Jean Wactawski-Wende, PhD. The continuous support and dedication of donors who have contributed to award funds have allowed The School of Public Health and Health Professions to provide the scholarships and awards to recipients. The full list of award recipients follows:
Membership reflects the dedication of an individual to quality in the field of public health and to the protection and advancement of the health of all people.
Lorin Miller, Nan Nan, Jingtao Zhu
Community Health and Health Behavior
Steven Gabriel, Alexa Schenk, Alyssa Tzetzo
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Zhongzheng Nui, Alora Rumfola, Mikayla Thompson
Mya Agard, Nicholas Blatto, Lindsay Chmieleski, Ashley Jelfo, Erin Kenney, Naomi Lazurus, Minyoung Lee
This scholarship is awarded to graduate students or upperclassmen pursuing an SPHHP degree who show potential for superior scholarship and will be prepared for the future.
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Rachel Barich, Hannah Latour, Abby Ottman, Courtney Wheelock
Amy An, Hayley Chizuk, Katherine Jansen, Mardi Mangus, Kristen Saskowski
This award provides support for students wanting to implement public health initiatives or to conduct research in a resource-poor setting.
This program offers support to doctorate and master’s students who demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body.
Schuyler Lawson, Mehreen Arif
This award provides support for students from diverse backgrounds.
This award is given to a master’s student who is a member of a traditionally underrepresented population.
This award is aimed at enhancing UB’s competitiveness in recruiting outstanding graduate students.
Jon Elliot Havor, Angelica Dayana Tutsis Lozada
This award assists a junior bachelor of science in public health major who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, service and academic excellence.
This award assists a senior bachelor of science in public health major who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, service, and academic excellence.
This award honors a PhD student who has demonstrated academic excellence in statistical research.
This award honors a student who demonstrates academic excellence, as reflected by Master’s Comprehensive Exam scores and classroom performance.
This award is given to a PhD student who shows excellent potential for future research and/or practices contributions to the field of public health.
This award is presented to MPH, MS, or PhD students who exemplify accomplishment and commitment to the profession of public health and service to the community.
This award helps support students’ travel to meetings to present their research findings.
Seth Frndak, Zhongzheng Nui, Kexin Zhu
This award provides support for student education.
This award is for excellence as a doctoral student in epidemiology and the prevention of disease.
This award provides a scholarship for students studying nutrition.
Rachel Barich, Divya Choudhary, Emily Galbraith, Maggie Hallahan, Lori Hatzinger, Brandy Ireland, Caitlin Knisley, Kelly Lindner, Matthew Metz, Summer Neu, Hanalyn Podgurski, Nicole Presti, John Przybysz, Tyler Re
This award recognizes an outstanding graduate student.
This award assists a senior exercise science student who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, service, and academic excellence.
Hannah Latour, Abby Ottman
This student assistance fund is given to deserving and hardworking UB dietetic interns.
Lydia Champagne, Brandy Ireland
The honoree models Cathy’s desire for academic and professional excellence, and passion for expanding their knowledge of nutrition.
This award is given to a graduate student who possessed academic persistence and determination, as well as a willingness to help others.
Future athletic trainers are funded to help complete their education where they will care for athletes in a variety of sports organizations, from grade-school teams to the pros.
Rylee Haffey, Victoria Parr
This award recognizes an OT student who has demonstrated consistent dedication and perseverance in the attainment of academic excellence.
This award honors Doctor of Physical Therapy students during their second year of study.
Christine Biegert, Camille Clawson. Michael Mammoser, Alex Tischler
This award is given to fifth-year academic students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and excellent clinical promise.
Jennifer Behlmaier, Richard Engel, Katharine Grosche
This award recognizes a non-traditional OT student who successfully completes the OT program while managing many other roles and responsibilities.
This award recognizes an OT student who has demonstrated outstanding performance and professional promise.
This scholarship supports advanced standing students in OT and PT.
Amanda Augesen, Dana Cowley, Faith Hodges, Elizabeth Kalappura, Jessica Lam, Kristen Saskowski, Natalie Stockschlaeder, Angelene Dimaano, Erica Fischer, Tessa James, Navid Siddiqui, Christina Victor
This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students in professional entry-level programs.
Christina Berge, Ashley Brocklebank, Emily Brown, Shelby Doyle, Katherine Janson, Emily Kim, Kellie Kostek, Abbigail Kubiak, Erin Lawton, Oscar Martinez, Andrea Rieth, Kathryn Ronn, Kelly Schilfke, Adam Sing, Olivia Torres