School of Health Sciences Awards

HSCI - John E. Christian Distinguished Alumnus Award

Professor Christian held many offices and won many honors in professional and academic groups. He made major contributions to undergraduate education, literature, and research, for which he earned international recognition.   Of even greater and more lasting significance are his contributions to graduate education in various areas. They include radionuclide applications, health physics, environmental toxicology, environmental assessment, environmental and occupational safety and health, environmental biology and ecology, and various areas of pharmacy.  Upon his retirement June 30, 1998, graduate student alumni, faculty, colleagues, and other friends of Professor Christian contributed   to an endowment fund, The John E. Christian Recognition Fund. The net income from this fund is used to honor a distinguished alumnus each year.  

Young Alumni Award

The Outstanding Young Alumni Award recognizes a graduate of the School of Health Sciences for significant contributions to his or her profession, career achievements, or contributions to society through public  service or other community activities.  Any faculty, staff, students, or graduates of the School of Health Sciences may submit a nomination for this award.  The nominee must have graduated from Purdue University with a graduate or undergraduate degree in the School of Health Sciences and be under thirty-five (35) years of age on Sepember 1 of the year preceding the date of the award.

Nomination packet:   PDF

Robert R. Landolt Excellence in Teaching Award

Anyone who teaches a Health Sciences course is eligible for the Landolt Award.   Recipients of the Award who have won two consecutive times will not be eligible for the next selection cycle, but will be re-eligible in the year following.   The notice of request for nominations shall include the following as suggested criteria to be considered when making a nomination for the School’s Landolt Teaching Award. The actual format for the nomination will be left up to the individual nominator so as not to discourage nominations due to any perceived cumbersomeness of the procedure.   The nominator needs to ask him/herself is “did I learn from this instructor?”, “did this instructor make me excited about the material?”, “did this instructor make we want to learn,” etc?

Nomination packet:   PDF

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