Two award recipients were unable to join us for the Centennial Celebration in November 2012, but Interim Dean LuAnn White and D. Jim Miller, of the SPHTM Dean’s Board of Advisors had travels in the past year that offered opportunities to met with and present the awards.
D. Jim Miller, president of the SPHTM Dean’s Board of Advisors, awards alumna Antoinette Kitoto Tshefu (TM MPH ’97, PhD ’93) the Dean’s Award in Global Health. Tshefu, who is the dean of the Kinshasa School of Public Health, could not make it to the school’s Centennial celebration in November to participate in the Leaders in Global Health awards ceremony. Miller, an executive with Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold, made time to visit with Tshefu during a business trip to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
In similar fashion, Interim Dean LuAnn White visited with Thomas Farley (EPID MPH ’91) in June to award him the Senior Leader in Global Health Award. The obligations of the New York City Health Department, where Farley is commissioner, prevented him from attending Centennial. Farley has been instrumental in a number of groundbreaking initiatives in the Empire State, including adding calorie counts to menu boards and the effort to reduce the maximum size of sugary soft drinks sold at most take-away outlets.