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Onyebuchi A. Arah received the 2019 Academic Council Chairs Award for Mid-Career Leadership in the Academic Senate from the UCLA Systemwide Academic Senate.

Sudipto Banerjee received the 2019 George W. Snedecor Award from the Committee of Presidents of Statistical Societies.

Thomas R. Belin received the Long-Term Excellence Award from the Health Policy Statistics Section of the American Statistical Association and delivered the Lowell Reed Lectureship for the Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association.

Anne L. Coleman received the Bonnie Strickland Champion for Children’s Vision Award from the National Center for Children’s Vision and Eye Health and was elected president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Catherine Crespi was named a fellow of the American Statistical Association in 2019.

Roger Detels was keynote speaker at the Countering COVID-19 video conference sponsored by the China Association for International Exchange of Personnel.

David Eisenman contributed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Science Framework.

Susan Ettner was appointed UCLA interim dean of graduate education.

Chandra Ford received the 2019 Paul Cornely Award at the annual Health Activist Dinner, and the 2019 Faculty Teaching Award from FSPH’s UCLA Public Health Student Association.

Patricia Ganz delivered the Connie Moskow Memorial Lecture at the 2019 Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Symposium.

Gilbert Gee received the 2019 Paul Cornely Award at the annual Health Activist Dinner and the C. Doris and Toshio Hoshide Distinguished Teaching Prize in Asian American Studies at UCLA, and was named a Pioneer in Minority Health & Health Disparities by the National Institute of Minority Health & Health Disparities. He was appointed to a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine committee; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s 2020 Steering Committee for Sharing Knowledge to Build a Culture of Health; FEC Chair for UCLA Asian American Studies; and as interim senior editor for AAPI Nexus Journal: Policy, Practice, and Community.

Sander Greenland was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group.

Ron D. Hays was named one of the world’s most highly cited researchers yearly between 2015 and 2019 by Thomson Reuters and Clarivate Analytics and one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group.

Felicia Hodge received the Frank C. Dukepoo Award from the Native Research Network at the annual National Native Research Training Initiative.

Steve Horvath received the 2019 Schober Award from the Martin-Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany, and was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group.

Michael Jerrett was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group, was appointed to the Review Committee of the Health Effects Institute, and was reappointed to the editorial committee of the Annual Review of Public Health.

Robert Kaplan received the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award, sponsored by the CDC Foundation and the James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation.

Martin Lee was named a fellow of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences in the United Kingdom.

Gang Li received the 2019 Outstanding Service Award from the International Chinese Statistical Association.

Jian Li received the 2020 Kammer Merit in Authorship Award from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Mark Litwin was named one of the top doctors in Los Angeles between 2018 and 2020 by Los Angeles Magazine.

Elizabeth Rose Mayeda received the 2020 Brian MacMahon Early Career Epidemiologist Award from the Society for Epidemiologic Research.

Vickie Mays received the 2020 Senate Service Award from the UCLA Academic Senate.

André Nel was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group.

Anne Pebley was appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Population and the Board of Governors for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics.

Ninez Ponce received a Health Services Research Impact Award from AcademyHealth and the Don T. Nakanishi Award for Outstanding Engaged Scholarship from the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, was recognized as a 2019 Asian Health Services Honoree, and was appointed to the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Center for Health Statistics.

Thomas Rice received the 2020 John M. Eisenberg Excellence in Mentorship Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and was invited by AcademyHealth to deliver the Annual Uwe Reinhardt Lecture at AcademyHealth’s 2020 Annual Research Meeting.

Anne Rimoin was named a fellow of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and was recognized as a “trailblazer” by PBS Southern California for her research in infectious diseases.

Linda Rosenstock received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the Johns Hopkins University Alumni Association.

Marc A. Suchard was named one of the world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2019 by the Web of Science Group.

May Sudhinaraset received the Changemakers in Family Planning Award from the Society of Family Planning.

Mel Suffet was named a 2020 fellow of the International Water Association.

Paula Tavrow was selected as a winner in the WHO/IBP and Knowledge SUCCESS call for implementation experiences on high impact practices in family planning.

Stephanie Taylor received the 2019 Health Services Research & Development Health System Impact Award and was appointed chair of the VA Scientific Merit Review Panel on Sociodeterminants of Health; member of the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program’s Chronic Pain Management Research Program Programmatic Panel; member of L.A. Care’s Technical Advisory Committee; and member of the NIH HEAL Initiative Scientific Review Panel.

Steven Teutsch contributed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response ScienceFramework.

Dawn Upchurch was elected to serve as section councilor for the Integrative, Complementary and Traditional Health Practices Section of the American Public Health Association.

Steven P. Wallace received the 2019 Arthur Cherkin Award from the UCLA Multicampus Program in Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology.

May Wang received the 2019 Food & Nutrition Section Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Robert Weiss was named a fellow of the International Society for Bayesian Analysis and of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

Kenneth Wells received the 2019 Advocate Award from the Psychiatric Education and Research Foundation; the 2019 Innovator Award from UCSF; and the 2019 Department of Psychiatry’s Lifetime Teaching Award from UCLA. Wells was appointed chair of the National Academy of Sciences Committee to Evaluate Specific Programs in the Comprehensive Addiction/Recovery Act.

Elizabeth (Becky) Yano was appointed a principal investigator for the PROVEN Coordinating Hub to Promote Research Optimizing Veterancentric EHR Networks.

Frederick Zimmerman was named president of the Interdisciplinary Association for Population Health Sciences and a 2019 expert member of the WHO’s Strategic Meeting on Social Determinants of Health. He serves on the Healthcare Expenditure Collaborative, a committee of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Population Health Improvement.