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UIC SPH Alumni Awards

UIC SPH Alumni Awards

The UIC SPH Alumni Awards is an outstanding opportunity to showcase our exceptional alumni, but we need your help in identifying graduates who deserve these honors. Nominators are asked to fill out the online form below to nominate an alumnus/alumna. They may also nominate more than one person for each award. For more information on each award, view the Alumni Award descriptions.

The deadline to nominate alumni is December 31st of each year to be considered for the upcoming Annual Alumni Celebration.  Any nominations submitted after December 31st will be saved and reviewed for the following year's Annual Alumni Celebration. 

This year, nominations for the following awards will be selected in January and honored at the Annual Alumni Celebration on March 28, 2019:

Champion of Public Health Award

Since its founding in 1970, the UIC School of Public Health has been consistently supported by generous benefactors. The Champion of Public Health Award, established in the year of the school’s 40th anniversary, is presented to a supporter of UIC SPH who, through direct financial support, has demonstrated outstanding charitable responsibility, and whose generosity encourages others to participate in public health philanthropy.

Health Equity Award

This award is given to a member of the UIC SPH alumni community that has served the public health community and has been a beacon of light in advocating for the rights of those that are less fortunate. The selection committee looks for individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to public health through community based participatory research and advocacy.

Health Policy and Administration Alumni Achievement Award

This award is presented to a member of the Health Policy and Administration (HPA) alumni community who has achieved national, regional, or statewide prominence either in their professional fields or through their involvement in civic, cultural or charitable activities.

Dr. Naomi Morris Alumni Achievement Award for Maternal and Child Health

This award is given to a member of the maternal and child health (MCH) alumni community who is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women, children, and families, and have achieved national, regional, or statewide prominence through their involvement in civic, cultural, or charitable activities in the MCH field.

Rising Star Award

This award honors a member of the alumni community who exemplifies excellence and dedication to the field of public health. Recipients must have graduated within the last ten years and have already demonstrated tremendous talents and contributions to their profession, community, and UIC SPH.

Visit the SPH Alumni Award Descriptions page for a complete list of awards. If you have any questions, please contact the UIC SPH Office of Advancement at 312-996-1576 or

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