Muhammad Yunus, PhD delivered the keynote address at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health diploma ceremony on May 14, 2012. Yunus is an economist and a 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Winner.
RSPH annually honors faculty members for exceptional teaching, research and mentoring.
Student Government Professor of the Year
Patrick Kilgo, MS (Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics)
This award is given by the Rollins School of Public Health students to honor outstanding faculty members who demonstrate leadership, a genuine concern for students, and a sense of academic excellence.
Thomas F. Sellers Jr. Award
Paige Tolbert, PhD (Department of Environmental Health)
This award, named after the former Chairman of Community Health at Emory, is presented to the faculty member of the Rollins School of Public Health who exemplifies the ideals of public health and who serves as a role model and mentor to his or her colleagues. The award is given to an individual who, like the man for whom it was named, represents the best qualities of collegiality.
Emory Williams Teaching Award
Roger Rochat, MD (Hubert Department of Global Health; and the Department of Epidemiology)
This award is the highest award for excellence in teaching and honors faculty for fostering participation, creativity, and inquiry in the classroom, providing a model for teaching, and serving as a mentor for students.
The awards were established by Emory Williams, 1932 Emory alumnus and emeritus trustee. Recipients are nominated by recent alumni and winners are validated by a committee comprised of Alumni Office staff, previous winners, and the Office of the Provost.
Departmental Teaching Awards
The departmental teaching awards were established this year. Recipients are selected based on criteria determined by each department, and may include contributes to the development of curricula; is a good classroom teacher or a strong mentor.