Nominations Open for 2nd Annual Service Award for Community Partners

Friday, March 14, 2008

The UW School of Public Health and Community Medicine (SPHCM) and the Student Public Health Association (SPHA) are seeking nominations for the 2nd Annual "Service Award for Community Partners". Nominations are welcome from SPHCM faculty, staff, students, and alumni, and are due on April 4, 2008.

This annual award honors one or more community partners for their demonstrated exemplary support of the school's mission and its educational, research, or service goals. The award's purpose is to recognize non-SPHCM collaborators who have shown dedication to working cooperatively with the school's students, faculty, staff, and/or administrators to provide service to the SPHCM and/or increase the school's impact in the local, national, or international community. Examples of noteworthy partnerships include, but are not limited to, those that promote community-based public health instruction or training experiences outside of the SPHCM, strengthen interdisciplinary or academic-community partnership projects in the areas of public health research or practice, or build community alliances that will help bridge public health science and practice.

We are asking SPHCM students, faculty, staff, and alumni to nominate collaborators whom they feel exhibit the qualities we wish to recognize. Preference will be given to nominations of individuals, including those who personify their institutions' commitment to collaborating with the SPHCM and supporting the school's mission. Individuals whose primary employment is with an organization or agency outside of the UW are eligible for nomination, even if the individual holds an affiliate or clinical title with SPHCM departments. Individuals with primary or adjunct faculty appointments (current or emeritus) at the SPHCM or whose primary, direct, employer is the SPHCM are ineligible.

Nominations are DUE April 4, 2008. The award will be presented at the 10th Annual MPH Practicum Reception on May 8.

If you have a current UW NetID, please submit your nominations online at: If you do not have a current UW NetID, please e-mail to request a custom ID that will allow you to submit nominations online.