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Nominations may be made for three awards: the Hall of Fame Award, the Lester Breslow Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Emerging Professional Award. Recent recipients include individuals such as Dr. J. Jack Lee MS ‘84, PhD ‘89, whose efforts have led to major advances in how clinical trials are conducted. His expertise spans diverse areas, including designing and analyzing cancer clinical trials, Bayesian adaptive designs, statistical computation/graphics, drug combination studies, biomarker identification and validation, and statistical methods for precision medicine.
- Nominees will exemplify the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health’s core values, mission, and vision throughout their career.
- Submissions will be evaluated on the nominee's efforts in the following categories, in alignment with the schools’ strategic pillars: leadership in public health education and/or the workforce, champion equity, diversity, and inclusion in public health, promote innovation to advance public health, communicate or utilize public health research or practice effectively to increase impact, and nurture enduring partnerships with communities and organizations.
- Nominees who have received a Lester Breslow Lifetime Achievement Award previously are ineligible to receive another Lester Breslow Lifetime Achievement award.
- Nominees may be inducted posthumously. Awards for nominees inducted posthumously must have their award accepted by a family member, domestic partner, or close friend.
- Applications are received on a rolling basis and reviewed once a year.
- Please submit one online form per nomination. You may submit more than one nomination.
The Hall of Fame Award
The UCLA FSPH Hall of Fame Award recognizes the achievements of distinguished alums and their contributions to public health. Recent recipients include individuals such as Dr. J. Jack Lee MS ‘84, PhD ‘89, whose efforts have led to major advances in how clinical trials are conducted. His expertise spans diverse areas, including designing and analyzing cancer clinical trials, Bayesian adaptive designs, statistical computation/graphics, drug combination studies, biomarker identification and validation, and statistical methods for precision medicine.
The Lester Breslow Lifetime Achievement Award
A former UCLA Fielding dean and professor, Dr. Lester Breslow was a visionary public health figure with a well-established track record for being ahead of his time. As early as the 1940s, he linked tobacco use to disease in three studies that were later cited in the U.S. Surgeon General’s landmark 1964 report. He is widely known for his early advocacy and research into health promotion and disease prevention. Dr. Breslow’s pioneering Alameda County studies beginning in the early 1960s were among the first to show that simple health practices — such as getting regular exercise and sleep, not drinking excessively, not smoking, and maintaining a healthy weight — add both years and quality to life.
The Lester Breslow Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes UCLA Fielding alums who have shown exceptional dedication to advancing public health throughout their distinguished careers. Previous recipients include individuals such as Donna Washington MPH ’95, whose influential research and program evaluation studies have shaped the national organization and delivery of healthcare for women veterans and informed the implementation of the Veterans Affairs’ equity-guided improvement strategy.
The Emerging Professional Award
The Emerging Professional Award honors alums who have demonstrated early-career leadership and dedication to public health. Qualified nominees for this award will have received their degree from UCLA Fielding within the past ten years. Recent recipients include individuals such as Ana Mascareñas, MPH '15, who is leading environmental justice work in the public sector and has been a tireless advocate for ensuring the inclusion of marginalized communities in regulatory decision-making.
Previously named the “Young Alumnus Achievement Award”, this award was recently renamed in an effort to remove bias from the selection process. We recognize that not everyone who graduates with an advanced degree from our school is not typically considered “young”. Anybody can have an early part of their public health career, regardless of age.