Dr. Genny Carrillo, associate professor at the Texas A&M School of Public Health, has been selected to receive the 2016 Children’s Environmental Health Excellence Award from the Office Of Children’s Health Protection at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
[Photo: Dr. Genny Carrillo]
From culturally appropriate educational interventions to unique collaborations with primary schools, higher education institutions and hospitals, Dr. Carrillo has improved the quality of life of children suffering with asthma in South Texas. The EPA review committee commended her efforts to train health care providers and respiratory therapy students on asthma triggers.
“This award represents the hard work and efforts of many individuals and organizations who have worked together to make a difference in our community,” Dr. Carrillo said. “In addition to the McAllen Campus of the Texas A&M School of Public Health, organizations such as the South Texas College Respiratory Program and the Rio Grande Regional Hospital have worked with me for many years, and I am very appreciative of their continued support and trust. “
Dr. Carrillo will receive the award on October 13 in Washington, DC at the Children’s Environmental Health Day program hosted by the EPA Children’s Environmental Health Network.