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: Yan Gao (2023) Leslie Musshafen (2022)
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: Sabrina Alam (2023) Xiaoqian Jenna Zhu and Safia Mohiuddin (2022) Courtney E. Sims-Gomillia and Phi Le (2021)
The Scholastic Award
The Scholastic Award is awarded to a graduating Bower School of Population Health student with the highest cumulative average. (Note: Previously supported by Trustmark National Bank.)
Recipients: Brian David Christman, Elizabeth Dickson-Gavney, Dr. Safia Mohiuddin, Dr. Ludmila Nahar, and Hunter Cole Sylvester (2023) Xiaoshan Judy Gordy, David Lee, Jr., Leslie Musshafen, Kathryn Rodenmeyer, and Xiaoqian Jenna Zhu (2022)
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: Mengna Zhang (2023) Taylor Ward (2022)
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: Sabrina Alam, Dr. Mohammad AlJabr, Dr. Iram Aman, Brian David Christman, Elizabeth Dickson-Gavney, Kelli Irby, Dr. Amaan Kajani, Dr. Inder Kaur, Dr. Alexa Lampkin, David Michael Lee, Jr., Emma Alise McNeill, Dr. Safia Mohiuddin, Chris Moore, Dr. Ludmila Nahar, Dr. Utsav Nandi, Dr. Rahat Noor, Jenny Ogden, Dr. Jason Sachman, Lisa Stark, Hunter Cole Sylvester, Taylor Jane Ward, Amy Wigglesworth, John M. Williams (2023)
Sabrina Alam, Rebekah Andrew-Ayyasamy, Brian Christman, Mariah Cole, Lemichal Drake, Chinenye Iwuchukwu, David Lee, Jr., Tran Le, Courtney Sims-Gomillia, Xiaoshan Judy Gordy, Kisa Harris, Neil Maneck, Safia Mohiuddin, Ludmila Nahar, Kathryn Rodenmeyer, Hunter Sylvester, Breanna Wade, Taylor Ward, Quest Whalen, John M. Williams, and Mengna Zhang (2022)
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: Mariah Leigh Cole and John Williams (2022-2023) Kesha O'Reilly (2021-2022) Kisa Harris (2020-2021) Leslie Musshafen (2019-2020)