Each year a number of awards are presented to students, faculty, instructors, and staff who have distinguished themselves at the school. The criteria and selection processes vary. Deadlines for awards open to nomination by the community will be advertised on Student News and on the Commencement web page in the spring, http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/commencement/awards.
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 School who is dedicated to promoting the health of vulnerable people.
Edgar Haber Award in Biological Sciences: 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 for Excellence in Public Health: 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.
James H. Ware Award for Achievement in the Practice of Public Health: 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 School.
Robert B. Reed Prize for Excellence in Biostatistical Science: Awarded each year to the student(s) receiving the highest grade on the Department’s written qualifying exam.
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 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.
Uwe Brinkmann Memorial Travel Fellowship: Awarded each year to an outstanding doctoral student conducting field research in international health epidemiology.
Roger L. Nichols Excellence in Teaching Award, Teaching Citations and Mentoring Awards: The Roger L. Nichols Award in Excellence in Teaching 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 Citations and Mentoring Awards: The School teaching and mentoring awards are based on student feedback, through course evaluation questions that focus on quality of teaching and effectiveness in class for teaching awards, and through student nominations and committee vote for a faculty member who has enriched students’ academic, professional, or personal development for the mentoring award.
Staff Recognition Award: Awarded to School staff who have made a significant impact on the lives of students at the School.