Nominations Open for 2021 Axelrod Prize in Public Health

Nominations Open for 2021 Axelrod Prize in Public Health

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The Axelrod Prize in Public Health honors and recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of public health at the intersection of academia and government service at the local, state, or federal level.  

The prize is named after Dr. David Axelrod, who worked tirelessly to improve public health and healthcare in New York State and helped establish the School of Public Health at the University at Albany 35 years ago. A recipient is chosen for the Prize based on the alignment of their contributions with Dr. Axelrod’s vision for the important intersection of academia and government, the impact of these contributions, and the role these contributions have played in reducing health disparities.

“For the second year in a row, we will be thrilled to honor one of our public health colleagues who strives to change the public health field in the same manner as Dr. Axelrod,” says David Holtgrave, Dean of the School of Public Health.

For more information on Dr. Axelrod’s legacy and to nominate a public health professional, please visit the Axelrod Prize in Public Health webpage.

Nominations for the 2021 Axelrod Prize in Public Health close on January 31, 2021.