Director and student in online program honored at APHA

December 5, 2016

Hosang and Hassen with Dr. FosterDr. Nap Hosang and MPH student Elham Hassen were both presented with awards from the Population, Reproductive, and Sexual Health Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA) at the APHA annual meeting and expo in Denver. Hassen received the 2016 Outstanding Young Professional Award and Dr. Hosang received the 2016 Carl S. Schultz Award for Lifetime Achievement. 

The Outstanding Young Professional Award honors individuals who deserve recognition early in their careers and the Carl S. Schultz Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have made career-long contributions. 

Both Hosang and Hassen represent the UC Berkeley School of Public Health’s On-Campus/Online Master of Public Health (OOPHM) Degree Program. Dr. Hosang is a lecturer and former director of the OOMPH degree program, while Hassen is a current student in the program with an expected degree date of 2018. OOPMH Program Manager Susie Lewin called the awards ceremony “an OOMPH celebration!”

Dr. Angel Foster, the Immediate Past Chair of the Population, Reproductive, and Sexual Health section of APHA, notified the recipients of their awards.  “The selection committee was extremely impressed by Dr. Hassen’s leadership and commitment,” says Foster, “and was inspired by Dr. Hosang’s body of work advancing sexual and reproductive health.” 

Founded in 1975, the Population, Reproductive and Sexual Health Section of APHA strives to build bridges between local and global reproductive health issues, between research and public policy and advocacy, and across academic disciplines and professions.