Dr. Alfred Sommer, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the ASPPH Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health. The award honors an individual for extraordinary contributions to the academic public health community. Dr. Sommer is dean emeritus of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His contributions to academic public health, ASPPH, and Johns Hopkins have been seminal and lasting. Dr. Sommer will be honored at the Awards Luncheon at the ASPPH Annual Meeting on March 23. To learn more or register for the 2015 ASPPH Annual Meeting, please click here.