Student Awards/Recognition

M.P.H. Academic Achievement Award

To the graduating student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has consistently demonstrated the highest level of academic achievement and who shows promise for making significant contributions to public health practice.

Outstanding M.P.H. Applied Learning Experience Award

To the graduating student in the Master of Public Health Program who best demonstrates the ability to apply public health knowledge and skills to address a significant public health issue, who identified resources and overcame obstacles in the course of the work, and who demonstrated a commitment to the project and to the health of the public during the course of the project.

Public Health Advocacy Award

This award is made possible via a generous gift from an alumni, Melanie Doupe’ Gaiser, MPH’07.  The award is given to a graduating student from the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Programs who has demonstrated a body of work contributing to advocacy for public health and social justice.  By recognizing such work, the Tufts PHPD hopes to instill in all students a lifelong interest in and commitment to advancing social justice and the health of the public.

Murray Feingold and Timothy Johnson Health Communication Academic Achievement Award

To the graduating student in health communication who has consistently demonstrated the highest level of academic and professional achievement.  This award also recognizes the outstanding contributions of Drs. Murray Feingold and Timothy Johnson to the field of health communication.

The Norman S. Stearns Applied Learning Experience Award in Health Communication

This award is given annually to the student who best demonstrated an ability to apply health communication knowledge and skills to address an important health or public health problem.  The award recognizes the commitment of Dr. Norman S. Stearns to the establishment of a health communication program at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Norman S. Stearns M.D./M.B.A. Award

This award is given annually to one student in the combined M.D./M.B.A. program who displays excellence in academics and leadership.

Ian MacNeill, Ph.D. Award

To the graduating student who demonstrated an outstanding ability to analyze and interpret and display and communicate critical information derived from research data.  This award honors the work of Dr. Ian MacNeill, who through his academic career has set the standard for research and scholarship in applying analytical tools in public health sciences.

The Saltonstall Award for Excellence in Pain Research, Education and Policy

For the outstanding graduating student in the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program to recognize achievement in, and dedication to advancing, this patient-centered field. This award honors the Saltonstall family’s long-term support for pain research and education as the basis for patient-centered policies and clinical care to improve the quality of life of pain sufferers.

M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program Student Service Award

This award has been established by the MBS Program to recognize one MBS student for dedicated service, demonstrating a high level of social responsibility and civic engagement.

M.S. in Biomedical Sciences Program Student Leadership Award

This award has been established by the MBS Program to recognize one MBS student for outstanding leadership, demonstrating a commitment to excellence and leading by example.

M.S. – Biomedical Sciences Academic Achievement Award

To the graduating student who, in the opinion of the faculty, has consistently demonstrated the highest level of academic achievement.

Delta Omega Award

The purpose of the Delta Omega Society is to encourage excellence in public health scholarship and research and to recognize academic and professional achievement in the field of public health. The MPH Program is the Alpha Omega Chapter of the Delta Omega and their inductees this year are being honored for their demonstration of real or potential qualities of leadership in public health in addition to academic excellence.