Dr. Wendy M. Whitner ’05, a PhD in Health Services graduate, has been named to the Board of Examiners for the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dr. Whitner is an assistant clinical professor at Towson University in Maryland.
Dr. Vanessa Hiratsuka ’13, a PhD in Public Health graduate, was awarded the Jens Peder Hart Hansen award from the American Society of Circumpolar Health at the 16th International Congress on Circumpolar Health in Oulu, Finland.
Dr. Grace Gachanja ’12, a PhD in Public Health graduate, was awarded the Excellence in Abstract Submission on an International Topic award by the American Public Health Association. Dr. Gachanja’s submission, Healthcare Professionals’ Perspectives on HIV Disclosure of a Parent’s and a Child’s Illness in Kenya, will be announced at the annual meeting in Chicago in November.
Martha Hall ’08, a Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate, was recently appointed health officer for Lenawee County, Michigan.
Dr. Melissa Thomas ’07 ’05, a PhD in Public Health and Master of Public Health (MPH) graduate, and Scholar of Change video contest winner, recently received the 2015 Distinguished Health Educator Service Award from the Ohio Public Health Association.
Dr. Tyra Norris-Ellis ’08, ’11, an MS and PhD in Public Health graduate, was recently named director of the High Blood Pressure Program at the Greater Southeast Affiliate of the American Heart Association in Marietta, Georgia.