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UCLA Fielding School at the 2019 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Expo

Friday, November 8, 2019

THE 2019 AMERICAN PUBLIC HEALTH ASSOCIATION (APHA) annual meeting in Philadelphia was attended by Fielding School faculty, students, staff, and alumni, many of whom had their work featured. The meeting’s theme was “Creating the Healthiest Nation: For science. For action. For health."

Department of Community Health Sciences professors Chandra Ford and Gilbert C. Gee were unanimously chosen as co-recipients of the 2019 Paul Cornely Award for their work, individually and together, on the impact of racism on health. Ford and Gee accepted their awards at the annual Health Activist Dinner in Philadelphia.

The APHA Food & Nutrition Section chose professor of community health sciences May Wang as the winner of the 2019 Excellence in Dietary Guidance Award. Dawn Upchurch, professor and vice chair of the community health sciences department, was elected to serve as section councilor for the Integrative, Complimentary and Traditional Health Practices Section of APHA.