School of Public Health Awards


  • Alumnus/Alumna of the Year Award
    • This award recognizes a graduate of eight years or greater who embodies the School of Public Health's mission of promoting public health and preventing disease.
  • Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence
    • The Alumni Award for Scientific Excellence is awarded to the graduate who pursues a research career and whose work reflects the very best of what the School offers to its students.
  • Distinguished Alumnus/Alumna Award
    • This award recognizes a graduate of five years or greater who has promoted the School of Public Health's mission of promoting health and preventing disease. The recipient of this award will be an alumnus who would serve as a source of inspiration to students, alumni, and other public health professionals and who would be a source of pride for the School of Public Health and UAB.
  • Early Career Achievement Alumni Award 
    • The UAB School of Public Health Early Career Achievement Award recognizes excellence in public health for alumni who have graduated in the last 7 years.

Faculty and Staff

  • SOPH Innovation in Teaching Award
    • Awarded to any SOPH faculty member to recognize outstanding achievement in teaching innovation by engaging students in interactive activities, utilizing new or emerging technology or existing technology in a novel manner, employing creative assessment methods, and/or introducing and incorporating forward thinking curriculum ideas into the classroom. Faculty may receive this award one time in a 5 year period, with additional awards being received only if the faculty member introduces a new course or substantially redesigns an existing course associated with a prior award.
  • SOPH Early Career Teaching Award
    • Awarded to an early career, assistant professor making an impact on education in the SOPH by demonstrating a commitment to quality instruction, shows evidence of a creative combination of teaching strategies, and generates enthusiasm in students. Awarded to a first-time junior faculty member within the first 6 years of the SOPH faculty appointment, and may be received only once.
  • The Distinguished Faculty Investigator Award
    • This award annually recognizes a member of the faculty whose research has made significant direct or indirect contributions to the health of the nation through empirical research, research methodology, or theory building or adaptation.
  • Outstanding Public Health Service Award (Faculty)
    • This award is presented annually to a faculty member whose service to public health has brought honor to the school's vision.
  • Outstanding Public Health Service Award (Staff)
    • This award annually honors a staff member who has honored the school's vision through their accomplishments in public health service.