Published March 20, 2020
The School of Public Health and Health Professions recently held its Fifth 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.
Yuxin Ding, Rachael Tylock, Fengwei Yang
BS in Public Health (PH)
Claire Fusani, Kennedy George, Emma Jones, Jennifer Seidman
Community Health and Health Behavior (CHHB)
Jen Gilbert, Jim Harris, Danielle Smith
Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH)
Daniel Culpepper, Zeinab Farhat, Kelly Gleason
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.
Tiffany Cao (DPT), Sarah Kostek (OT), Karen Martinez (OT), Halle Sauer (DPT/MPH)
Exercise and Nutrition Sciences (ENS)
Hayden Hess (PhD/ENS), Keiona Nance (BS/MS/AT), Victoria Parr (BS/ES), Morgan Worley (PhD/ENS)
This award provides support for students wanting to implement public health initiatives or to conduct research in a resource-poor setting.
Daniel Culpepper (EEH), Michael Richbart (Biostatistics)
This program offers support to doctorate and master’s students who demonstrate that they would contribute to the diversity of the student body.
Autum Carter (PH), Sarah Quinones (EEH)
This award is given to a master’s student who is a member of a traditionally underrepresented population.
Colleen Lewis (PH)
This award is aimed at enhancing UB’s competitiveness in recruiting outstanding graduate students.
Jacob Bleasdale (CHHB)
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.
Maria Catharina Andrade de Freitas Lantyer
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 supports Public Health program graduate students in implementing their vision for essential improvements in different areas.
This award helps support students’ travel to meetings to present their research findings.
Christina Crabtree-Ide, Gauri Desai, Lindsey Mattick, Zhongzheng (Jason) Niu
This award is for excellence as a doctoral student in epidemiology and the prevention of disease.
This award is given to outstanding first-year masters students.
Jennifer Rowan, Alora Rumfola
This award provides a scholarship for students studying nutrition.
Adrianna Calabro, Divya Choudhary, Adrianne DiBrog, Emily Galbraith, Arturo Gregory, Annie Gross, Lori Hatzinger, Hayden Hess, Megan McCann, Matthew Metz, Summer Neu, Nicole Presti, Tyler Re, Kelsey Schaffstall, Brenna Sleggs, Heidi Smith, Morgan Worley
This award recognizes an outstanding graduate student.
This award supports a deserving dietician who is continuing their education in graduate studies at UB and reflects Denise’s resilient pursuit of academic excellence.
This award assists a senior exercise science student who exemplifies the qualities of leadership, service, and academic excellence.
This student assistance fund is given to deserving and hardworking UB dietetic interns.
Emily Galbraith, Christina Patterson
This award is given to a graduate student who possessed academic persistence and determination, as well as a willingness to help others.
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.
Samantha Curtis, Erica Fischer, Robert Schwarztrauber, Molly Tupta
This award supports DPT students in their third year of professional study at UB.
David Brunette, Tiffany Cao, Joseph Couche, Katherine Hall, Michelle Hutchison
This award is given to fifth-year academic students who have demonstrated high academic achievement and excellent clinical promise.
Gillian Hopkins, Danielle O’Connell
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.
OT: Gillian Hopkins, Paige Lanio, Jenna Schunke
PT: Katherine Hall, Mark Reynolds, Steve Starczewski, Sarah Zimmerman
This society recognizes and encourages superior scholarship among students in professional entry-level programs.
Amy Augesen, Jessie Celebi, Brandy Clarke, Dana Cowley, Leah Dennison, Richard Engel, Kate Grosche, Allison Laquidara, Rebecca Lawrence, Anna Olejniczak, Paige Sarnataro, Kristen Saskowski, Abigail Silverman-Hrubes, Morgan Weber, Bridget Whalen