Awards

Each year several awards are presented to graduating students, faculty, and staff at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The criteria and nomination processes vary. Please visit each award for more information.

STUDENT AWARDS

Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Award

Awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology.

Edgar Haber Award

Presented annually to one graduating Ph.D. or S.D. student in the Division of Biological Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Gareth M. Green Award

Recognizes a student team or individual whose project in public health practice contributes to the improvement of health of a defined population and makes a significant contribution to the public health practice knowledge base.

Albert Schweitzer Award

A certificate to one or more graduating students whose past work and current activities exemplify a reverence for life and who have sought, as expressed by Schweitzer, “to make my life my argument.”

Dr. Fang-Ching Sun Memorial Award

Awarded each year to an outstanding graduating student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health who is dedicated to promoting the health of vulnerable people.

James H. Ware Award

Awarded to a student upon graduation who has demonstrated commitment and achievement and has advanced the cause of public health practice while enrolled as a student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Marianne Wessling-Resnick Biological Sciences in Public Health (BPH) Student Service Award

Presented annually in July to a current student or student team who has shown extraordinary commitment to the improvement of the program and experience of fellow students at Harvard. Awarded to a student who has gone above and beyond their normal training and daily tasks to improve the experience and well-being of BPH peers and, through dedication and depth of service, demonstrated leadership and commitment to the members of the Harvard community.

Student Recognition Award

Honors a graduating student who has demonstrated, through student activities and/or community service efforts, a commitment to leadership, volunteerism, and the highest ethical standards.

TEACHING AWARDS

Teaching Assistant Award

A certificate to the graduating student voted by his or her fellow students to have been the best teaching assistant of the year.

Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award 

This award is intended to enhance the quality of education in public health by honoring outstanding achievement in teaching at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The award shall recognize excellence in classroom instruction, capacity to inspire students and dedication to teaching. Members of the Faculty whose principal employment and primary academic affiliation is the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health are eligible for the award.

Teaching Citation Awards

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health teaching awards are based on course evaluation questions that focus on quality of teaching and effectiveness in class for teaching awards.

To include your course evaluation in this process, it must be submitted by 12pm ET on May 17, 2021. (Please note that students may complete their course evaluation after May 17, 2021 but feedback after that date cannot be considered as part of the Award process.)

Mentoring Awards

Awarded to a faculty member who has enriched your academic, professional, or personal development at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Marianne Wessling-Resnick Memorial Award – Postponed to Fall 2021

The award honors Marianne Wessling-Resnick’s memory by supporting faculty members at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in recognition of their commitment and achievement in the areas of mentorship, academic excellence, and service to the community, with a preference for recipients who have demonstrated exceptional mentorship, especially of women.

STAFF AWARDS

Sarah K. Wood Award for Outstanding Staff Performance

This award Performance recognizes a staff member who demonstrates the qualities of dedication, competence, positive attitude, initiative, and ability to mentor, encourage, and inspire others, in addition to a demonstrated commitment to the School and its mission.

Staff Recognition Award

Awarded to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health staff who have made a significant impact on the lives of students at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

HCSA Community Engagement Award

This award represents a unique opportunity for students and community members to recognize faculty, researchers, and staff who have served as a source of inspiration by demonstrating a commitment to improving health and well-being in the communities where they work.