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Student Honors and Awards

The John D. Bower Award

The John D. Bower Award is awarded to a graduating Bower School of Population Health student in recognition of their exceptional potential in the field of population health. This award includes a cash prize.

Recipients:
Bishoy Samuel (2021)

James Henegan (2020)


The Regions Research Award

The Regions Research Award is awarded to a Bower School of Population Health student who has demonstrated exceptional potential in population health research. This award includes a cash prize.

Recipients:
Courtney E. Sims-Gomillia and Phi Le (2021)


The Trustmark National Bank Scholastic Award

The Trustmark National Bank Scholastic Award is awarded to a graduating Bower School of Population Health student with the highest cumulative average. This award includes a cash prize.

Recipients:
Tran Le, Karla Perrizo, Bishoy Samuel, Hamid Ullah, and Mengna Zhang (2021)

James Henegan, Melissa R. Stephens, and Erika Webster (2020)


The SOPH Student Service Award

The SOPH Student Service Award is awarded to a Bower School of Population Health student who has demonstrated leadership in school and institutional committees, student organizations, and service activities. This award includes a cash prize.

Recipients:
Shamsed Mahmud (2021)


The Dean's Award for Academic Excellence

The Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence recognizes Bower School of Population Health students with 4.0 cumulative averages.

Recipients:
Aya Abdelaziz, Kendell Churchwell, Yan Gao, Kisa K. Harris, Tran Le, Xiaojian Le, Leslie A. Musshafen, Kendall Niles, Jenny Ogden, Kesha O'Reilly, Karla Perrizo, Bishoy Samuel, Rachel Tyrone, Hamid Ullah, and Mengna Zhang (2021)

Melissa R. Stephens (2020)


Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society

Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society at UMMC recognizes undergraduate seniors or second-semester juniors with high standards of scholarship and character, graduate students in professional schools with distinguished records placing them among the ablest in their classes, and faculty members who have made significant contributions to their disciplines.

Initiates:
Kisa K. Harris (2020-2021)

Leslie A. Musshafen (2019-2020)