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UAlbany: Axelrod Prize in Public Health

The Axelrod Prize in Public Health honors and recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of public health at the intersection of academia and government service at the local, state, or federal level.

This award will be presented in 2020 as the highlight of the University at Albany School of Public Health’s 35th anniversary celebration, and its presentation will include a keynote address from the recipient. More information will be provided soon about the Axelrod Prize in Public Health award ceremony and lecture.

Nomination and Selection

Candidates are nominated for the David Axelrod Prize in Public Health by individuals in public health and related fields. To nominate a candidate, please fill out the online nomination form by January 13, 2020. Anyone in public health at any organization or institution can be nominated for the award.

An award recipient will be chosen by the Dean of the UAlbany School of Public Health (Dr. David Holtgrave) and the Endowment Committee. In evaluating prospective recipients of The Axelrod Prize in Public Health, the following criteria shall be considered:

1. The alignment of the nominee’s public health contributions with Dr. Axelrod’s vision for the important intersection of academia and government health departments.

2. The impact of these contributions to the demonstrable improvement of public health.

3. The role these contributions played in reducing health disparities.

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