School of Public Health

Awards & Honors

Distinguished Thesis Award

The UW Graduate School’s annual Distinguished Thesis Award recognizes exceptional research and scholarship by graduate students at UW.

Erica Lokken

Master’s student, Erica Lokken, was selected to receive the award in the Biological and Life Sciences category. Using data from a cohort of female sex workers in Mombasa, Kenya, Lokken's thesis demonstrated a strong association between recent bacterial vaginosis (BV), a common female reproductive tract condition, and acquisition of Mycoplasma genitalium, a sexually transmitted pathogen. Lokken will receive a $500 prize.

F31 Research Fellowship Grants

F31 research fellowship grants from the National Institutes of Health: The multi-year awards are for about $41,000 per year to cover the trainee's personnel costs and tuition.

Gloria C. Chi

Methylomic and Transcriptomic Insights Linking Air Pollution and Atherosclerosis

Griffith Bell

Air pollution and high density lipoprotein structure and function

Michael Tesauro Young

Air Pollution and Microvasculature: Cellular Adhesion and Retinal Vessels in MESA

Sarah Tyler Roberts

Gender-Based Violence and HIV Risk: Mediating Pathways and Prevention Strategies

Outstanding Student Award

Outstanding Student Award winners are selected by each department, at both the master’s level and the doctoral level, for exemplary scholarship and dedication to public health.

Biraj Karmacharya - PhD Student

Paige Wartko - Masters Student

SPH Endowed Fellowship

The School of Public Health Endowed Fellowship awards $5,000 to graduate students in the School who demonstrate outstanding academic merit and leadership potential in the field of public health.

Vivian Lyons

The School of Public Health Endowed Fellowship awards graduate students in the School who demonstrate outstanding academic merit and leadership potential in the field of public health. The $5,000 award was given to Epidemiology student, Vivian Lyons, for the 2015-16 school year. Lyons is an MPH candidate on the Maternal and Child Health track.

Monisha Sharma

Young Investigator Award

Dr. Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir

Dr. Kristjana Ásbjörnsdóttir received the International AIDS society (IAS) Lange-Van Tongeren young investigator prize for her research on HIV-infected infants and their response to antiretroviral therapy. The $2,000 award was given at the recent IAS Conference on HIV Pathogensis, Treatment & Prevention in Vancouver, B.C. and was based on Ásbjörnsdóttir's thesis. Her abstract received the highest scores out of more than 2,500 entries on the Clinical Science track. The prize was jointly funded by the IAS and the French agency ANRS.