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ASPPH 2018 Annual Meeting Highlights

The 2018 ASPPH Annual Meeting took place last week, March 7-9, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. Thank you to all attendees, moderators, presenters, and our planning committee for helping make the event a great success.

The meeting kicked-off on Wednesday afternoon, March 7 with forum and business meetings, plus skill-building workshops.

Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic


[Photo: Mr. Sam Quinones]

On Thursday March 8, Mr. Sam Quinones was the opening plenary speaker, discussing the root causes of the opioid epidemic in the United States. His talk focused on the federal response to the opioid epidemic as well as the local level approach to both prevention and treatment. The plenary included opening remarks from Dr. Laura Magaña, President and CEO, ASPPH, and Dean Donna Petersen, University of South Florida College of Public Health and ASPPH Board Chair. The session was moderated by Dean Randy Wykoff, East Tennessee State University College of Public Health.

2018 Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health


[Photo: Dr. Laura Magaña (left) and Dr. Richard Riegelman]

The 2018 Welch-Rose Award for Distinguished Service to Academic Public Health was presented to Dr. Richard Riegelman, professor of epidemiology and biostatistics, and Founding Dean at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. Read more.

2018 Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service


[Photo: Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health faculty and staff with Dr. Laura Magaña]

The inaugural Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service was presented to Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health. Read more.

Resolve to Save 100 Million Lives and Prevent Epidemics: Approach and Relevance for Schools and Programs of Public Health


[Photo: Dr. Tom Frieden]

Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO, Resolve to Save Lives, a Vital Strategies Initiative gave the Thursday Afternoon Plenary. The plenary was moderated by Dr. Robert Weiler, George Mason University MPH Program.

ASPPH Awards Ceremony


[Photo: (left to right) Dr. Dabney Evans, Dr. Cathy Troisi, Ms. Erin Schneider, Dr. Olivia Wackowski. Dr. Matthew Fox not pictured.]

These distinguished award recipients were recognized for their service and achievements in teaching, research, practice, and student services. Read more.

ASPPH Teaching Excellence Award

ASPPH Academic Public Health Practice Excellence Award

ASPPH Early Career Public Health Research Award

ASPPH Early Career Public Health Teaching Award

ASPPH Student Services Excellence Award

Insights into Washington, Politics and the 2018 Elections


[Photo: Ms. Amy Walter]

Ms. Amy Walter, National Editor, The Cook Political Report, gave the morning plenary on Friday March 9. Public health schools and programs are vitally interested in the Federal political and policy landscape. Federal funding supports the mission work of ASPPH members and federal policies and programs play an essential role in advancing public health. Ms. Walter discussed her insights into the current political environment and commented on the environment’s impact on both funding and policy issues. The session was moderated by Dean Sandro Galea, Boston University School of Public Health.

The Future of Academic Public Health: The Need for Agility


[Photo: Dr. Kathy Pearson]

Friday afternoon Dr. Kathy Pearson, Founder and President, Enterprise Learning Solutions gave the closing plenary, entitled, The Future of Academic Public Health: The Need for Agility. The session was moderated by Dean Donna Petersen, University of South Florida College of Public Health.