November 1-4, 2013
More than 300 Harvard School of Public Health alumni, students, faculty, and guests, from a dozen countries and 29 U.S. states, came back to campus to celebrate Alumni Weekend on November 1-4. More alumni than ever returned to the festivities in the School’s Centennial year, as the weekend also coincided with the American Public Health Association (APHA)’s annual meeting taking place in Boston.
The Alumni Association honored three individuals, chosen by their peers to receive the 2013 Alumni Award of Merit—the highest honor presented to an alumna/us: Marc Schenker, MPH ’80, Debra Silverman, SD ’81, and Eiji Yano, MPH ’84. Additional alumni awards, which recognize achievements in various arenas of public health and at various stages in public health careers, were presented over lunch. The recipients were Kelechi Ohiri, MPH ’02, SM ’03 (Emerging Public Health Professional Award), Adam Finkel, AB ’79, MPP ’84, SD ’87 (Leadership in Public Health Practice Award), and Royce Ellen Clifford, MPH ’06, and Akudo Anyanwu Ikemba, MPH ’03 (Public Health Innovator Award).