PHGP Students Award Winners:

MPH Student Salma Elwazeer Wins Stephen-Jay Leadership Public Health Award!

MPH Student Salma Elwazeer Wins Stephen-Jay Leadership Public Health Award!

The Stephen Jay Leadership Public Health Award is presented annually to a graduate-level student who is earning a MPH degree from an institution of higher education in the state of Indiana. Awardees exhibit exemplary public health leadership and practice resulting in the improvement of public health issues in Indiana.

Our student, Salma Elwazeer, was selected as one of the four receipients of the 2017 Award. She has been recognized for her efforts to improve oral health among disadvantaged children in Indiana through Purdue Athletes Life Success (PALS) Program, which is a youth development intervention program targeting low-income youths.

The photo above depicts the four 2017 awardees (2nd right is Salma Elwazeer) at the 33 rd Indiana Public Health Celebration and Hulman Health Achievement Awards that was held in Indiana History Center on Thursday 19 th October 2017.

The photo above depicts Executive Director Jerry King (left), Danelle Rolle (center), and Director Stephanie Zaza (right) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

MPH Student Danelle Rolle Wins First Place in IPHA Poster Session!

Every year at the annual meeting, the Indiana Public Health Association hosts a student poster session. 

At the 2016 annual meeting, PhD + MPH student Danelle Rolle presented a pilot project measuring the impact of manganese exposure on neurocognitive functioning among Chinese smelters. 

Impressed by the scientific rigor and overall presentation, the judges awarded Danelle the first-place prize. 

The photo above depicts Executive Director Jerry King (left), Danelle Rolle (center), and Director Stephanie Zaza (right) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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