Faculty, students celebrated at COPH event

May 07, 2013

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Kendra Schmid, Ph.D.
Kendra Schmid, Ph.D., assistant professor of biostatistics in the College of Public Health, received the Excellence in Teaching award at last week's College of Public Health annual awards dinner.

Dr. Schmid also serves as the director of the college's Masters Programs and the chairwoman of the college's Curriculum Committee. Dr. Schmid teaches Biostatistics I, one of the core courses in the master's of public health curriculum, and has developed and taught several other courses.

She also was named as one of UNMC's outstanding teachers for 2013.

Other honorees this year included:

2013 College of Public Health Faculty Research Award: Gleb Haynatzki, Ph.D.
2013 Carruth J. Wagner, MD, Faculty Prize in Public Health: Chandran Achutan, Ph.D.
2013 Carruth J. Wagner, MD, Scholarship in Public Health: Soumitra Bhuyan; Guangming Han, M.D., Ph.D.; Janelle Jacobson; Xiaqing Jiang, M.D.; Veenu Minhas, Ph.D.; Muna Sapkota; Raees Shaikh
2013 Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Pre-professional/Undergraduate Student Scholarship in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention: Dylan Zaner
2013 Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Public Health Student Research Award: Soumitra Bhuyan
2013 College of Public Health Alumni Association Spirit of Service Award: Alice Schumaker, Ph.D.
2013 Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Award in Public Health and Preventive Medicine: John J. Cavanaugh

In addition to specific awards, 47 graduates of the doctoral, masters and certificate in public health programs were recognized.

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