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Sparks award nominations being accepted 
Nominations are now being accepted for the Chancellor Robert D. Sparks, M.D., Award in Public Health and Preventive Medicine. Dr. Robert Sparks is a former UNMC Chancellor who has established an award through the University of Nebraska Foundation to recognize University of Nebraska faculty members, public health professionals and/or volunteers involved in faculty or service projects for outstanding innovation, excellence, collaboration and impact on health promotion, disease prevention and advancement of effective public health approaches. The award recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award and will be recognized at a College of Public Health Awards Event. The award recipient will have an opportunity to make a brief presentation about his/her work on preventing disease and promoting health through public health education, research and practice. All nominations must be received or postmarked no later thanThursday, Jan. 31, 2007. E-mail, fax and postal nominations will be accepted. Nominations should include:
  • A completed nomination form and attached description of the nominee's qualifications no more than two pages in length;
  • up to two letters supporting the nomination; and
  • an up-to-date curriculum vita or resume for the nominee.
The nomination form, letters of support and the nominee's CV or resume will be the primary sources of information for selecting award recipients. Nomination materials and questions about the award should be directed to: Jessica B. Tschirren, Coordinator of Public Health Education, 210 S. 49th St., Omaha, NE 68132 or campus mail zip 2178. Tschirren can also be reached at 402-561-7586 or by e-mail at jtschirren@unmc.edu. She can receive faxes at 402-561-7525.

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