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A day of champions School honors three who made a difference for Ohio
Last fall, the School of Public Health presented its ﬁrst Champion of Public Health Awards. These awards will become an annual event for the School every fall. The School presented three awards in 2005. Approximately 150 people attended the event, which also celebrated the School’s 10th anniversary. Kathryn Peppe, RN, MS, was chosen in the Community Leader category, for her work improving the health of Ohio’s children as chief of the Division of Family and Community Health Services at the Ohio Department of Health; Maurice “Mo” Mullet, MD, was selected in the Public Health Practitioner category, for his work as a national, state and local leader during his 30 years as health commissioner of Holmes County; The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics earned the award in the Organization category, for working closely with state legislators on a law requiring school-age children to be immunized against chicken pox, the greatest vaccine-preventable killer of children in the U.S. The School is now accepting nominations for the 2006 awards. Nominees should be an individual or organization who has made a signiﬁcant contribution to the health of Ohioans. We encourage nominations from all ﬁelds of public health. Nominees will be notiﬁed in writing that their names have been submitted for consideration. The nominations committee will make a decision by Aug. 31. The winner(s) will be notiﬁed and invited to attend the awards presentation in October. The Ohio State University School of Public Health was formed in 1995 and is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. It is the ﬁrst and only school of public health in Ohio. While an independent unit within the university, the School is an integral part of OSU’s comprehensive health sciences campus.
Kathryn Peppe, RN, MS, left, receives the Champion of Public Health Award, Community Leader category, from Dr. Antoinette Eaton, former interim dean.
Dr. Maurice Mullet, left, receives the Champion of Public Health Award, Public Health Practitioner category, from Dr. J. Nicholas Baird, director of the Ohio Department of Health.
Dr. Bill Cotton accepts the Champion of Public Health Award, Organization category, from Anne Harnish, assistant director of ODH. Dr. Cotton was representing the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. 19
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