Published June 23, 2022
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.
Jia Wang, Yihao Tan, Matthew Jeriho
Community Health and Health Behavior
Jerry Manuel, Tatiana Sanchez Nolasco, Ebehitale Imobhio
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Daniela Falcone, John Lewis Etter, Xin (Skai) Pan
Sarah Moreno, Natalie Logan, Jake Kelly, Jenny John, Srikrithi Krishnan, Kayla Giglia
This society promotes and recognizes significant scholarship, leadership, and contributions to the allied health profession among students in the OT, PT, Dietetic Internship and Athletic Training programs.
Christiana Berge, Emily Brown, Shelby Doyle, Katie Janson, Kellie Kostek, Abby Kubiak, Oscar Martinez, Kathryn Ronn, Olivia Torres
Alec Chelton, Zachary Kuntz, Michael Mammoser, Mardi Mangus, Alexandria Metzger, Steven Notaro, Noah Rockmore, Julia Spier
Lydia Champagne, Courtney Cole, Brooke Roys
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.
Nathen Cottom, Liz Lavoie, Yue Xin
Kellie Kostek, Alexandria Metzger, Fei Zhao
This award provides support for students wanting to implement public health initiatives or to conduct research in a resource-poor settings.
Jiaojiao Zhou, Xinyu Gao
This program offers support to doctorate and master’s students who demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
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.
Public Health/Social Work
This award is aimed at enhancing UB’s competitiveness in recruiting outstanding graduate students.
Epidemiology and Environmental Health
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
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 as, reflected by their qualifying exam scores and classroom performance.
This award honors a student who demonstrates academic excellence, as reflected by their 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 an MPH student who shows excellent potential for future contributions in public health.
This award is presented to MPH or PhD students who exemplify accomplishment and commitment to the profession of public health and service to the community.
This award supports students taking the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
Kaiden Girouard, Hannah Premo, Rachel Wenner, Andee Wik
This award helps support students’ travel to meetings to present their research findings.
Mengqi Duan, Seth Frndak, Brooks Harmon, Samantha Maley, Sarah Quiñones, Danelly Rodriguez, Yihua Yue, Kexin Zhu
First place: Kexin Zhu
Second place: Danelly Rodriguez
MS Notable Poster Award: Mengqi Duan, Samantha Maley
Best MPH Presentation: Michael Nanfara
MPH-HSA Best Poster: Madeline Ackley
MPH-HSA Best Oral Presentation: Kimberly Zammit
MPH-EPI Best Poster: Daniela Falcone
MPH-EPI Best Oral Presentation: Parveen Attai
MPH-EH Best Oral Presentation: Anthony Bruma
This award provides funds to support research activities that are being conducted as part of a doctoral dissertation.
This award is for excellence as a doctoral student in epidemiology and the prevention of disease.
Zhongzheng (Jason) Niu
This award provides a stipend each semester for one year to newly admitted MS or MPH student.
This endowment fund helps support exemplary doctoral students.
This program prepares researchers to influence policy and practice through effective communication.
This program is designed to advance students’ leadership skills.
The goal of this center is to ‘‘better direct limited resources to support evidence-based solutions that improve girls’ lives.’’
Fahed Ali, Danelly Rodriguez
Lindsey Mattick, Ahmed Soliman, Yihua Yue
This funded grant fellowships are awarded to student as Principal Investigators.
This award provides a scholarship for students studying nutrition.
Melissa Camp, Kayla Eugair, Taylor Jo Fairman, Peyton Hinterberger, Natalie Hurlbut, Greg Jameson, Jessica Lewis, Kelsey Otto, Zoe Pickerill, Brooke Rose Porter, Cristina Raghavan, Thomas Romack, Jahnvi Shah, Hannah Strassburg, Amanda Yang
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.
Exercise Science BS
This student assistance fund is given to deserving and hardworking UB dietetic interns.
Taylor Fairman, Peyton Hinterberger
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.
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.
Brady Collver, Zhimiao Jin, Harleen Karir, Madeline Wnuk
This award is given to fifth-year academic students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and excellent clinical promise.
Courtney Campagna, Katie Ronn, Olivia Torres
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.
Abby Kubiak, Anita Lam, Oscar Martinez, Kelly Schlifke
Mardi Mangus, Ericka Taplin, Max Villatoro
This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students in professional entry-level programs.
Monty Singh Arora, Brianna Egan, Rachel Ertrachter, Nicole Fernandez, Alex Gross, Alyssa Lewis, Xing Hong Li, Haley Loss, Lexie Matheney, Chloe McCann, Michaela McDaniels, Christine Ngo, Nayh Seonarain, Emilee Walker, Meredith Wheelock
This association recognizes a graduating DPT student who has demonstrated leadership qualities and has participated in professional and extracurricular events.