FPHA Awards and Scholarships

Please consider contributing to the Florida Public Health Foundation to help fund a scholarship (check out the Donate page). 
Contact FPHA at fpha@srahec.org for more information.


Nominations for FPHA Awards must be postmarked/emailed no later than
May 14th, 2018. Any FPHA member may submit a nomination for an Association Award. Awards may not be given in each category every year. Send award nominations to: fpha@srahec.org.

Meritorious Service Award – One award annually to an FPHA member who has a record of outstanding contributions to FPHA in the field of public health for several years. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with justification and detailed narrative of achievements. 

Previous Meritorious Service  Awards 

Homer D. Venters Award – One award annually to a public laboratory worker and FPHA member with less than 10 years experience in the field. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with biosketch, including education and work experience.

Hall of Memory – One award annually to a public health or allied health worker (deceased at least 2 years) who made a significant contribution to public health. Nomination from FPHA member by letter; short reading of eulogy with family invited to attend.

Outstanding Reporter – One award annually to a Florida newspaper reporter who went beyond the call of duty to report public health concerns that furthered health promotion or disease prevention. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with documentation including article(s), date, time, story or series and detailed justification.

Outstanding News Publication – One award annually to a Florida television station or reporter who showed leadership and excellence when covering major health events or publicizing an aspect of public health in the news. Nomination from FPHA member by letter identifying publication, publisher, editor, and detailed justification.

Legislative Award - Two awards annually to members of the Florida or U.S. Senate or House for outstanding leadership advocating, supporting, or enacting legislation, thereby promoting public health policies and programs. Nomination from FPHA member by letter detailing nominee’s history and accomplishments, specific legislation or legislative activity, benefits, etc.

Robert D. May, M.D. Award - One award annually to a public health worker and FPHA member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments advancing public health at local or state levels. Nomination from FPHA member by letter with nominee’s information including professional status, experience and the special accomplishment that justifies nomination. This award is a good opportunity to recognize “best practices” in local efforts.

J.Y. Porter, M.D. Award – One award given annually to a health educator and FPHA member to recognize outstanding contribution to health promotion profession or activities. Nomination by FPHA member by letter outlining justification for award.

Richard Hosking Award for Distinguished Service in Domestic Violence Prevention - One award annually to a public health worker and FPHA member who has demonstrated significant accomplishments in prevention of domestic violence and family preservation at local or state levels. Nomination by letter from FPHA member outlining accomplishments and justification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information on FPHA SCHOLARSHIPS CLICK HERE


Send scholarship applications postmarked/emailed no later than May 14th, 2018 to: fpha@srahec.org For more information about the Florida Public Health Association membership visit: www.fpha.org

GRADUATE STUDENTS
Graduate Students seeking a degree in Public Health are encouraged to apply for an FPHA Scholarship. Scholarships include a $150 award, presented at the 2018 FPHA Annual Conference, free registration to attend the 2018 FPHA Annual Education Conference, and a one-year student membership beginning July 2018. Active student members of FPHA are eligible to apply. Scholarship recipients must commit to serving on, and being active in, one interest group; and remain in Florida for at least one-year post graduation to contribute to Florida's Public Health System.
Applications must include:
• Narrative (1-2 pages) explaining professional goals and reasons for seeking Graduate Degree;
• Curriculum vitae;
• Two original letters of recommendation for this scholarship from 2 non-family (preferably faculty members) references;
• Copy of current transcript showing Grade Point Average.

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Undergraduate Students seeking degrees in public health or health related programs are encouraged to apply for an FPHA Scholarship. Scholarships include a $100 award, presented at the 2018 FPHA Annual Conference, free registration to attend the 2018 FPHA Annual Education Conference, and a one-year student membership beginning July 2018. The student does not need to be a FPHA member but must be nominated by an active member. Scholarship recipients will commit to actively serve on the Student Interest Group. 

Applications must include:
 • Narrative (1-2 pages) that explains professional goals and reasons for interest in health or public health;
• Curriculum vitae; • Two original letters of recommendation for this scholarship from 2 non-family (preferably faculty members) references;
• Copy of current transcript showing Grade Point Average. 

 
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ASSOCIATION AWARDS
2017 Awards
 
2017 Meritorious Service Award 
Christopher L. Nuland, J.D.

2017 Presidential Award
Natalie Preston


2017 J. Y. Porter Award
H. Virginia McCoy

2017 Richard Hosking Award for Distinguished Service in Domestic Violence Prevention
Martha Coulter


2017 Graduate Scholarships

Lea Heberlein-Larson 

SenĂ©e Mera Mobley 

Chintan Bhatt



2016 Awards
 
2016 Meritorious Service Award 
Robert J. McDermott, PhD
2016 Homer D. Venters Award
Alyssa Moffitt
2016 Robert D. May Award 
Ethel Edwards, MPH
2016 Presidential Award 
Jessica Weissman, MS
2016 Graduate Scholarships
       Aoleonne Joseph, University of Florida
Jessica Weissman, Florida International University
2016 Undergraduate Scholarship
           Anh Nguyen Tran-University of North Florida
Raymond Cam Truong, University of Miami



2015 Awards
 
2015 Meritorious Service Award 
Linda LaComb-Williams, BSN, MPH
Lori presenting award medal to Linda
 
2015 Homer D. Venters 
Edgar Kopp, MS, MT(AAB) 

 
2015 Presidential Award
Lesli P. Ahonkhai, MA
 
2015 Outstanding Legislator Award
Senator Aaron Bean
 
2015 FPHA Outstanding Reporter Award
Michele Gillen
WFOR-TV
CBS 4 Miami
 
2015 Graduate Scholarship
            Linda LaComb-Williams-NOVA         
       Southeastern University
 

Lori presenting scholarship to Linda

Heather Loran-University of North Florida

Lori presenting scholarship to Heather

Vickie Lynn-University of South Florida
              Oluwatobi Ozoya-University of South Florida
Ruchi Pancholy-University of South Florida 
 
2015 Undergraduate Scholarship
Irene Lopez Llorente-University of Tampa

2014 Awards
 
2014 Meritorious Service Award 
Judy Perkin, DrPH, RD, CHES
 
                       
 Lesli present Judy Perkin her award.
 
2014 Homer D. Venters 
 
Lylah Seaton, MPH, MT, ASCP 

        
Rick and Lesli presenting award to Lylah Seaton. 
 
2014 Robert D. May Award
 
Yolanda G. Martinez, EdPhD, PhD, FCPM
 
            
 
Lesli presents Yolanda Martinez her award.
 
2014 Hall of Memory Award
 
Cora Eaves Braynon, RN, BSN, MPH
 
         
 
 
 2014 President's Award

 Richard M. France, PhD, MPH, MT(AAB)
 
        
Lesli presenting Rick France his award. 
 
2014 Graduate Scholarship
Alyssa Laswell - NOVA Southeastern University
Luis Ramirez - Florida International University
Chukwudi Ufondu - University of South Florida
Christopher Wheldon - University of South Florida
 
 
         
 

Lesli congratulates the Graduate Scholarship Recipients – Chukwudi Ufondu, Alyssa Laswell, Luis Ramirez

 
2014 Undergraduate Scholarships
Lesli Shaw
Sofia Zappi
 
 
 
Most Informative Poster
Behaviors and Perceptions around Road Safety at the University of South Florida
Arturo Rebollon Guardado, James Kukat,
Oluwatobi Ozoya, Danny Ramon, Won Oh

   

Lesli Ahonkhai presents the Most Informative Certificate to Arturo Rebollon Guardado.  Not pictured:     James    Kukat, Oluwatobi Ozoya,  Danny Ramon, Won Oh  

  

Most Innovative Poster

Exotic Dancers:  Occupational Health Needs Assessment and Analysis
Jacqulyne Perez, Geocel-Grace Castanares,
Peggy Defay


    
     

Lesli Ahonkhai recognizes Peggy Defay and Jacqulyne Perez for the Most Innovative Poster.  Not pictured: Geocel-Grace Castanares  

 
 
2013 Awards
 
2013 Meritorious Service Award 
        
Yvonne Salfinger      
                              
2013 Presidential Award 
Mary Martinasek


2013 Homer D. Venters Award
Marshall Cone 
2013 Scholarships-Graduate
Chukwidi Buchi Ufondu, University of South Florida
Manuel A. Oscsio, University of Miami
Daragh A. Gibson, University of South Florida
Ludmilla Paul, NOVA Southeastern University

2013 Scholarships-Undergraduate

Christine Fisher, University of Tampa

Previous Meritorious Service
Awards

 

 

 


                                                   
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