Dedicated Alumni Honored by Pitt’s Graduate School of Public Health
“It is an honor to acknowledge the contributions of some of our most outstanding alumni,” said Donald S. Burke, M.D
., Pitt Public Health dean and UPMC-Jonas Salk chair of global health. “The recipients of these prestigious awards have made significant contributions to the field of public health. I commend their outstanding performance and dedication to teaching, research and community service.”
• Patricia Maryland, Dr.P.H.,
Class of 1991, will receive the Dean’s Distinguished Alumni Award for Practice in recognition of her extensive experience in strategic planning, patient care operations and service line management. She is the president of health care operations and chief operating officer at Ascension Health
in St. Louis and has published research papers on a variety of topics, including gerontology, community health and emergency medical services systems.
• Nancy Glynn, Ph.D., Class of 1994, will receive the Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award for her significant volunteer contributions. Dr. Glynn, assistant professor and director of the master's degree program in Pitt Public Health's Department of Epidemiology, founded the community service group "Epi Gives Back," which bridges epidemiology with community service, such as fundraising for type 1 diabetes research and rabies prevention efforts with the Allegheny County Health Department. She's also played key roles in activities ranging from educating the community on the importance of organ donation to organizing monthly dinners for homeless shelters.
Two alumni – Marisabel Sánchez, M.P.H.,
Class of 1993, and Tushar Singh, Ph.D.,
class of 2014 – will be inducted into Delta Omega
, an honorary society that recognizes merit and encourages further excellence in, and devotion to, public health work.