The 2012 Call for Nominations and nomination materials are now available for the First Annual Riegelman Award for Undergraduate Public Health Education. This award was made possible by a generous grant from Dr. Richard Riegelman, founding dean of the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, and his wife, Linda. The Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH) is pleased to support this unique award to encourage and recognize excellence in teaching of public health to undergraduate students.
This unique national award will recognize one full-time, undergraduate public health faculty at a university with a Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accredited school of public health or a CEPH-accredited program of public health. The award supports faculty who have demonstrated exemplary efforts to start a new program, have collaborated both with community partners and other disciplines, and have garnered respect and enthusiasm from students.
Dr. Richard Riegelman, MD, MPH, PhD is the editor of the acclaimed Essential Public Health Series, including Public Health 101: Healthy People, Health Populations, Global Health 101 and Epidemiology 101.
Dr. Riegelman began his many years of service at GW as a resident in internal medicine in 1976 and joined the medical school faculty two years later. In the years since, he has dedicated his career to the practice of medicine, to enhancing medical and public health training and to promoting critical evaluation of health research literature. In 2005, Dr. Riegelman won the Duncan Clark award from the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine for his contributions to the field. In 2007, Dr. Riegelman was honored to receive the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH)/Pfizer Award for Teaching Excellence. This prestigious national award recognized Dr. Riegelman for his service and achievements in cultivating the public health leaders of the future.
Dr. Riegelman has taken a lead role in developing the Educated Citizen and Public Health initiative which has brought together arts and sciences and public health education associations to implement the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies recommendation that “…all undergraduates should have access to education in public health.” Dr. Riegelman also led the development of George Washington’s undergraduate major and minor and currently teaches “Public Health 101” and “Epidemiology 101” to undergraduates.
To learn more about the award and submit your nomination, visit the ASPH website.