Two UNM Faculty Receive National Honor

A paper written by Nina Wallerstein, Dr.P.H., Director of the Masters in Public Health (MPH) Program and Institute of Public Health and a Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and Bonnie Duran, Dr.P.H., Associate Professor in the MPH and Department of Family and Community Medicine, was recently selected to receive the Sarah Mazelis Best Paper of the Year. The award is presented by the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE)’s Journal of Health Promotion Practice. The paper, “Using Community-Based Participatory Research to Address Disparities" was published in the July 2006 edition of the journal. 

According to Health Promotion Practice Editor Randy Schwartz, Sarah Mazelis was a health educator and SOPHE member who was renown for her dedication to improving health education practice. The award created in her honor is given to a paper which “serves to provide an award for a paper published in Health Promotion Practice which serves to advance the practice of health education and health promotion programs, policy or professional preparation.”

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