HSPH faculty members honored

September 27, 2011 — Prof. Nancy Kane, associate dean for educational programs, was selected as this year’s winner of the ASPH/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence. This award “supports faculty who are outstanding in teaching and mentoring students toward distinction in public health research, teaching, and practice,” according to American Schools of Public Health. Kane will be honored during the ASPH Annual Meeting at a reception and award ceremony on October 29.

Assoc. Prof. Matthew Miller was selected by the American Public Health Association’s Injury Control and Emergency Health Services Section for this year’s Excellence in Science Award. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding dedication and leadership in the science of injury control and emergency health services, with contributions and achievements that have a significant and long-term impact on the field. Each year, APHA Sections honor select members for their exceptional work in their particular areas of public health. The awards will be presented throughout APHA’s 139th Annual Meeting, to be held October 29 – November 2 in Washington.

Prof. Richard Gelber received the ECCO Clinical Research Award at the European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress, held in Stockholm, Sweden, on September 23-27. The award honors an “outstanding international contribution to the integration of scientific research and clinical practice in the field of cancer.” Gelber was recognized along with colleague Aron Goldhirsch, of the European Institute for Oncology, for their research group’s work on breast cancer.

Assoc. Prof. Winston Hide received the Award for Outstanding Achievement from the International Society for Computational Biology, and delivered the ISCB Keynote lecture at the Society’s conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The award recognized Hide’s “profound impact on bioinformatics in Africa.”