Awards and Distinctions


  • Vanda Hudson

    October 10, 2019 | Vanda P. Hudson Named 2019 Emory Award of Distinction Honoree

    Vanda P. Hudson, director of Fulfillment Services, has been recognized with Emory's highest honor for university staff members.

  • Carlos del Rio

    October 2, 2019 | Carlos del Rio receives the 2019 HIVMA Clinical Educator Award

    Carlos del Rio was recognized for significant achievement in the area of HIV clinical care and provider education.

  • Milkie Vu

    September 20, 2019 | Ha Ngan Vu Receives F31 NRSA Fellowship

    Student receives a three-year $135,000 fellowship to support her research surrounding HPV vaccine uptake.

  • Melissa Smarr

    August 19, 2019 | Rollins Researcher Focus of Pediatric Research's Early Investigator Spotlight

    Melissa Smarr is the Early Investigator Spotlight for the month of August

  • Qiang Zhang

    August 14, 2019 | Faculty Recognized for Outstanding Paper by the Society of Toxicology

    Qiang Zhang's paper was published in the Frontiers in Public Health in 2018

  • Lauren McCullough

    June 18, 2019 | Lauren E. McCullough recipient of the 2019 Brian MacMahon Early Career Award

  • Julia Gallini MSPH

    May 23, 2019 | Julia Gallini wins 2019 Charles C. Shepard Award

    Gallini's thesis analyzed sampling methods for trachoma surveillance

  • Aisha Mahmood

    May 10, 2019 | The Change Maker: Aisha Mahmood Receives the 2019 Heart of Emory Award

    Rollins first-year HPM student, Aisha Mahmood, receives the Heart of Emory Award.

  • Angela Udongwo

    May 6, 2019 | Pitch Perfect: Angela Udongwo's winning business model tackles tropical diseases

    Angela Udongwo has won three student pitch competitions with her start-up InnoHealth Diagnostics Co.

  • Rosa Abraha

    April 18, 2019 | Rollins Student 2019 Emory Graduate Student Leader of the Year

    Rosa Abraha has been recognized for her outstanding leadership qualities by the University.

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    March 12, 2019 | Rollins School of Public Health Ranked 5th

    Rollins was ranked 5th among 177 accredited programs and schools of public health.

  • Cam Escoffery

    February 4, 2019 | Rollins Faculty Named President-Elect of SOPHE

    Cam Escoffery is the new president-elect of the Society for Public Health Education.

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    January 24, 2019 | BIOS PhD Students Recognized with Awards

    Yikai Wang and Jeong Hoon Jang receive the Kutner and Livingston awards.

  • Dean James W. Curran

    December 10, 2018 | Dean Curran receives lifetime achievement award

    The Fulton County Board of Health recognized James W. Curran with a lifetime achievement award for his work in HIV/AIDS.

  • Do Mai Hoa

    December 7, 2018 | Rollins Alumna Receives Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award

    Dr. Do Mai Hoa was awarded the 2018 Sheth Distinguished International Alumni Award.

  • Lisa Carlson

    November 14, 2018 | Rollins Alumna and Instructor Named President-Elect of APHA

    Lisa Carlson was named American Public Health Association's president-elect.

  • Hannah Cooper

    October 19, 2018 | Hannah Cooper named chair in substance use disorders

    Hannah Cooper has been chosen as the first Rollins Chair in Substance Use Disorders

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    July 24, 2018 | Global health seed grants support multidisciplinary faculty research

    Two Rollins faculty, Melissa Young and Thomas Clasen, received EGHI seed grants.

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    July 6, 2018 | Emory doctoral graduate named Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient

    Xu Ji wins Outstanding Dissertation Award

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    May 4, 2018 | Tim Lash named chair of the Department of Epidemiology

    Timothy L. Lash has been appointed as Rollins Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology

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    April 26, 2018 | Rollins researchers receive IBM grant to study impact of climate change on health

    Howard Chang and Yang Liu have received one of IBM's Climate Change and Environmental grants

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    April 23, 2018 | Rollins-Developed Database Integrated into CDC Platform

    Rollins-developed PrEP Locator has been integrated into NPIN's national service directory

  • Ying Guo

    April 23, 2018 | Rollins Biostatisticians awarded by the American Statistical Association

    The American Statistical Association has recognized biostatisticians from Rollins for excellence in the field

  • Kathy Miner

    April 13, 2018 | Kathleen Miner named 2018 Charles Hatcher Award Recipient

    Kathleen Miner is the 2018 recipient of the Charles R. Hatcher Jr. Award for Excellence in Public Health.

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    March 30, 2018 | Rollins Students Receive Healthcare Innovation Seed Grants

    Grants go toward funding research and education projects addressing health care quality, costs and/or access.

  • Jim Lavery

    March 26, 2018 | Jim Lavery receives Global Forum for Bioethics in Research Award

    Jim Lavery was recognized for his significant contributions to progress in international research ethics.

  • Stephen D. Clements

    January 9, 2018 | Rollins Foundation creates Stephen D. Clements, Jr. Chair in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention

    The O. Wayne Rollins Foundation has established a chair honoring Stephen D. Clements.

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    December 7, 2017 | Rollins researchers selected as partners in 10-year Gilead HIV/AIDS COMPASS Initiative

    Rollins researchers have been selected by Gilead Sciences, Inc., as a coordinating center for their new COMPASS Initiative.

  • Casey Hall

    November 3, 2017 | Award-winning doctoral candidate selected as the 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant recipient

    Casey D. Hall receives 2017 Lesbian Health Fund grant

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    October 23, 2017 | Emory Alumni Board honors scholars dedicated to making positive impacts

    Elizabeth Odunaiya is a winner of the Emory Alumni Board scholarship.

  • David Kleinbaum

    October 10, 2017 | Rollins epidemiologist David Kleinbaum retires

    Epidemiology professor David Kleinbaum has retired from Rollins.

  • Dabney P. Evans

    August 9, 2017 | Dabney P. Evans receives 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health

    Dabney P. Evans received APHA's 2017 Mid-Career Award in International Health.

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    July 7, 2017 | Limin Peng named 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient

    Limin Peng was selected as the American Public Health Association's 2017 Mortimer Spiegelman Award recipient.

  • Carol Hogue

    May 5, 2017 | Carol Hogue Wins Jefferson Award

    Carol Hogue wins 2017 Jefferson Award for a career dedicated to healthier families.

  • Polly Price

    April 26, 2017 | Rollins Professor Named Carnegie Fellow

    Polly J. Price named one of 35 recipients of the 2017 Andrew Carnegie fellowship.

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    February 17, 2017 | Karen Levy named 2017-2018 AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

    Karen Levy named as a 2017-2018 Public Engagement Fellow.

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    January 26, 2017 | From immigrant health to disability law, faculty exchanges broaden perspectives

    Solveig Cunningham contemplates her time as a Fulbright grant recipient.

  • Researchers at Emory University

    October 17, 2016 | Emory receives record $574.6 million in external research funding for FY 2016

    Emory brings in $574.6 million in external research funding for FY 2016

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    October 17, 2016 | National Academy of Medicine elects Emory nursing, public health researchers

    Deborah W. Bruner, RN, PhD, and K.M. Venkat Narayan, MD, MSc, elected to National Academy of Medicine.

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    October 6, 2016 | The Task Force for Global Health receives world's largest humanitarian prize

    The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation has awarded The Task Force for Global Health with the Hilton Humanitarian Prize.

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    October 3, 2016 | School of Public Health to receive over $850K for Zika capacity building in Latin America

    Rollins has received $850K from the CDC in support of cross-collaborative Zika response and training efforts.

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    September 20, 2016 | Synergy awards support collaborative research among health sciences schools, faculty

    The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has announced the six winning proposals for its first cycle of Synergy Awards.

  • James Lavery

    September 2, 2016 | James V. Lavery named inaugural Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory

    James V. Lavery was named the first Hilton Chair in Global Health Ethics at Emory University.

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    June 17, 2016 | Rollins researcher appointed to Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS

    Patrick Sullivan has been appointed to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS.

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    May 23, 2016 | Rollins professors named American Statistical Association Fellows

    Limin Peng, Qi Long, and Eugene Huang were named fellows of the American Statistical Association

  • Nancy Thompson

    May 6, 2016 | Early architect of public health at Emory wins Scholar/Teacher Award

    Nancy Thompson wins the Scholar/Teacher Award.

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    April 19, 2016 | Government of Mexico selects Carlos del Rio for Ohtli Award

    The government of Mexico selected Carlos del Rio for the Ohtli Award.

  • Dana Boyd Barr

    January 20, 2016 | School of public health faculty member recognized as most highly cited researcher

    Dana Barr listed as a "Highly Cited Researcher" for the second year in a row

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    January 13, 2016 | School of Public Health names associate dean for Academic Affairs

    Kim Arriola named associate dean for Academic Affairs