Pitt Public Health Honors Alumni at Awards Ceremony
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 17, 2023 — The University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health will recognize nine alumni for their outstanding service to the field of public health at an awards ceremony tonight.
“On our school’s 75th anniversary, it’s truly inspiring to reflect on the generations of researchers, teachers, and public health professionals who have launched their careers here,” said Maureen Lichtveld, M.D., M.P.H., dean and Jonas Salk Professor of Population Health at Pitt Public Health. “This evening I have the privilege of recognizing nine alumni who embody the spirit of this institution, driving positive change in communities both stateside and worldwide.”
Jill D. Henning, Ph.D., class of 2008, will receive the Alumni Award for Teaching and Dissemination in recognition of her significant contributions to sharing knowledge both in and out of the classroom. Henning, an infectious diseases researcher and a professor of biology at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, studies the prevalence of Lyme disease in ticks, as well as the influence of viruses on the progression of breast and prostate cancers. Henning co-created In This Together Cambria, which provides rural communities with scientifically valid information about health.