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2021 Dornsife Awards

2021 Dornsife Awards: Recognizing the wonderful contributions of Dornsife students, faculty, staff and alumni

June 4, 2021

The Dornsife Awards recognize faculty, professional staff, students, and alumni contributions to the Dornsife School of Public Health (DSPH) at Drexel University.

This year’s recipients will be mailed their awards and celebrated during multiple virtual ceremonies, including Commencement, with the hope that we will have the opportunity to formally celebrate together when it’s feasible to do so.

We are pleased to acknowledge and formally announce the following 2021 student and faculty award recipients! Join us in congratulating them for their contributions to the School and to the University.

2021 Dornsife Award Recipients

Mentor Recognition Award

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions of a faculty, professional staff member, or student to the student body in the areas of mentorship, advisement, teaching, or other service to the School.

Presented to:

  • Elikem Togo, MPH '21, Community Health and Prevention
  • Isla Chapman, BS Public Health '21
  • Alexis Roth, PhD, MPH, associate professor in Community Health and Prevention
  • Edwin McCulley, MS '20, Research Coordinator, Urban Health Collaborative

Outstanding Promise Award

This award recognizes students who have exhibited great promise for regional or national societal impact, and accordingly, for enhancing DSPH's reputation, now and in the future.

Presented to:

  • Mariah Menanno, BS/MPH '21
  • Chanyeong Park, BS Public Health '21
  • Samantha Rivera Joseph, MPH '12, (Candidate) PhD
  • Rayman Mwangosi, Global Health WASH, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate

Junior Faculty Research Award

This award recognizes a junior faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank (pre-tenure) with a primary appointment at DSPH, in recognition of scholarly activity in the field of public health.

Presented to: Neal Goldstein, PhD, MBI, assistant research professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Golden Apple Teaching Award

This award recognizes faculty for their excellence in teaching. The recipient of this award has demonstrated enthusiasm for teaching and inspiring students, stimulating intellectual interest, a spirit of scholarly inquiry, and innovative methods in presenting material.

Presented to: Lucy Robinson, PhD, assistant professor in Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Drexel University Graduate College Award Recipients

The Graduate Student Excellence Awards recognize Drexel's high performing graduate students and their commitment to the University's mission.

Please join us in congratulating Dornsife's recipients of the Graduate Student Excellence Awards.

Drexel Common Good Award

The Drexel Common Good Award is presented to a graduate student who demonstrates academic excellence and who is committed to improving the world around them by making contributions to local, national, or global communities through either scholarship or civic engagement.

Presented to: Kayla Burley, MPH '15, (Candidate) DrPH

Outstanding Mentorship Award

This award is presented to a graduate student who has shown an outstanding commitment to mentoring, developing and supporting undergraduate and/or new or junior graduate students.

Presented to: Caroline Voyles, MPH' 15, (Candidate) DrPH

Congratulations again to all of the finalists and award recipients, and a special thanks to our Awards Committee who reviewed and selected the recipients for this year.