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Faculty & Staff Honors

Rutgers Professor and Alumni Receives Frank J. Osborne Memorial Award

Environmental and Occupational Health Professor Dr. Mark G. Robson from the Rutgers School of Public Health has been selected to receive the Frank J. Osborne Memorial Award. This Award is given by the New Jersey Association of County and City Health Officials (NJACCHO) and is the Association’s highest honor that can be bestowed upon a member of New Jersey’s public health community. Award recipients have contributed greatly to key public health issues, have measurable results, collaborate efforts, and contribute to NJACCHO.

Dr. Mark Robson, Professor of Plant Biology and Pathology

[Photo: Dr. Mark G. Robson]

Dr. Mark Robson was selected for the Frank J. Osborne Award because of his contributions to public health and the science and practice behind it. In addition to his appointment at the Rutgers School of Public Health, Dr. Robson is also the Chair, Professor and Extension Specialist in Plant Biology at the Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS). Throughout his 35-year career, Dr. Robson has held numerous academic positions, served as the Director of the Division of Regulatory Services for the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, and was the editor-and-chief of two internationally peer-reviewed journals: Human Ecological Risk Assessment and the International Journal of Philippine Science and Technology. “What makes this unexpected award so special is it comes from the people I work with and have trained on a regular basis,” says Dr. Robson.

Dr. Robson received his undergraduate degree from Cook College in Agricultural Science and his Master of Science and PhD degrees from the Rutgers Graduate School in Plant Science. Dr. Robson went on to receive his Master of Public Health degree from the UMDNJ-School of Public Health, now the Rutgers School of Public Health. He is the recipient of numerous academic and professional honors spanning a career of over three decades in promoting and maintaining the excellence of New Jersey’s public health. According to Dr. Robson, “New Jersey is the perfect laboratory for public health issues.”

Dr. Robson will accept the award on November 16, 2016 at the Atlantic City Convention Center.