Celebrate the faculty, professional staff, students, alumni, and community members who have made significant contributions to Dornsife School of Public Health.
All are encouraged to nominate individuals and self-nominate for any of the awards. Please note that individuals may be nominated for multiple awards, but can only receive one award per year.
Awards are divided into two categories: Graduate Student Excellence Awards and Dornsife Awards.
Read about our 2022 award winners
Graduate Student Excellence Awards
The Graduate Student Excellence Awards recognize Drexel University's high performing graduate students and their commitment to the University's mission. Each year, awardees are recognized during Graduate Student Day and, in some cases, during their College/School commencement ceremony.
Deadline and Nomination Forms
Please review the award descriptions for further information of the required materials, evaluation criteria, the nomination process, and timeline.
One finalist for each category will be selected to move forward to the University level for consideration of the Graduate Student Excellence Awards, as applicable.
If you are interested in serving on the Dornsife Selection Committee for the Graduate Student Excellence Awards please contact Gina Lovasi.
The Dornsife Awards celebrate the successes of students, faculty, alumni, and staff. All are encouraged to nominate individuals and self-nominate for any of the awards. Please note that an individual may be nominated for multiple awards, but is limited to winning only one award per year.
This award recognizes students who have exhibited great promise for regional or national societal impact, and accordingly, for enhancing Drexel's reputation, now and in the future. This award is open to doctoral and master's students. A candidate who demonstrates outstanding promise has:
- demonstrated originality, creativity, and significance of work
- received external recognition
- shown evidence of or potential for regional, national or societal impact and enhancing Drexel's reputation, now and in the future
- demonstrated leadership and commitment to civic responsibility
Nomination: Please provide a letter of no more than 200 words in length, describing the graduate student's regional or national societal impact.
This award recognizes faculty for excellence in teaching. All full-time, tenure track, tenured, and teaching faculty are eligible. Innovation and a commitment to pedagogical excellence are the primary criteria by which the candidates will be judged. A candidate who excels in teaching: Guides and inspires students, and stimulates intellectual interest and enthusiasm, displays a spirit of scholarly inquiry, which leads to developing and strengthening course content in light of developments in the field, and improves methods of presenting material, including creative use of technology.
Please provide a letter of no more than 200 words in length, describing the faculty member’s excellence in teaching by providing examples that highlight innovation and a commitment to pedagogical excellence.
The award recognizes a junior faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank (in any track) with a primary appointment in the School of Public Health, in recognition of scholarly activity in the field of public health. Criteria for candidates who excel in research include one or more of the following: publications/chapters/reports, internal/external funding, major conference presentations, service as reviewer (e.g., journal, conference abstracts), and media coverage of research.
All junior faculty are eligible to be nominated for consideration for this award. Nominators may submit more than one nomination. The nomination should consist of a letter of no more than two pages in length.
The Faculty Practice Award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to faculty mentoring through developing their applied practical experiences and integrative learning experience.
Nomination: In 200 words or less, please describe the faculty member’s excellence in being a mentor by providing examples that highlight their impact on your work and a commitment to excellence.
This award recognizes community preceptors who have shown commitment to the school and the advancement of public health practice through the hosting of student practical experiences (practicum and CBMP), teaching and mentoring of students, overall partnership with to DSPH to improve the health status or our communities.
Nomination: In 200 words or less, please describe the community preceptor’s commitment to the teaching and mentoring of students and partnership with DSPH.
This award recognizes a professional staff member who has demonstrated dedication and commitment to the school through innovation or making significant contributions.
Nomination: Please provide a letter of no more than 200 words in length, describing the professional staff member’s contributions and service to DSPH.
Visit the Alumni Awards page for more information on the DSPH alumni awards.