Alumni Awards

The UIC SPH Alumni Association Awards Program is an outstanding opportunity to showcase our exceptional alumni, but we need your help in identifying graduates who deserve this honor. 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.

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

If you have any questions, please contact the UIC SPH Office of Advancement at 312-996-1576 or sphadvancement@uic.edu.

Vote for alumni awards

This year, nominations for the following awards will be selected in January and honored at the Annual Alumni Celebration in 2020.

Previous Award Winners

Champion of Public Health Awardees

  • Lanny Passaro – 2013
  • Sylvia Furner – 2014
  • Paul Levy and Virgina Tomasek – 2015
  • Susan Scrimshaw – 2016
  • Irving Harris Foundation – 2017
  • Edwin Chen – 2019

Health Equity Awardees

  • George R. Smith – 2014
  • Basmattee Boodram – 2015
  • Bambade Shakoor – 2016
  • Janet Lin – 2017
  • Juana Ballesteros – 2019

Distinguished Alumni Awardees

  • Cynthia Summers – 2013
  • Valerie Webb – 2014
  • Jennifer Hebert-Beirne – 2016
  • Suzet McKinney – 2018

Rising Star Awardees

  • Charlesnika Evans – 2013
  • Sherri LaVela – 2015
  • Reginald Cantave – 2017
  • Karen Aguirre – 2019

HPA Alumni Awardees

  • Memoona Hasnain – 2013
  • Lee Francis – 2014
  • Julio Silva – 2015
  • Joel Karman – 2016
  • Catherine Counard – 2017
  • John Herrman – 2019

CHS Alumni Awardees

  • William Baldyga – 2012
  • Allen Smart – 2013
  • Robert Brewer – 2014
  • Linda Van Horn – 2015
  • Michele Shade McKay – 2016
  • Rosalie Guttman – 2018

EOHS Alumni Awardees

  • Laurel Berman – 2013
  • Barbara Epstien – 2014
  • Cynthia Klein-Banai – 2015
  • Mark Johnson – 2016
  • Bogdan Catalin – 2018

Epi-Bio Alumni Awardees:

  • Steven Jacobsen – 2013
  • Frank Hu – 2014
  • David Ansell – 2015
  • Karen Sheehan – 2016
  • Philip Ricks – 2018

MCH Alumni Awardees

  • Shirley Fleming – 2013
  • Tracie Smith – 2014
  • Patricia Kokotailo – 2015
  • Christine Taggart Bozlak – 2016
  • Madiha Qureshi – 2017
  • Debra Kane – 2019