Alumnus Receives American Public Health Association Award

Congratulations to Professor Sandra Hoar PGDip Infectious Diseases 1997 who has received the Gordon-Wyon Award for Excellence in Community-Based Public Health, Epidemiology and Practice, given by the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association in November 2014.

Professor Sandra Hoar (centre)

The award is given for excellence in community-oriented public health (COPH) and practice, and demonstrated creativity in expanding the concepts pertinent to the practice of COPH with an international focus.

Professor Hoar was the first Physician Assistant to receive an award from the International Health Section.

Earlier in 2014, Professor Hoar received the professional designation ‘Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants’, established to recognise Physician Assistants who have distinguished themselves by their service to the profession, their commitment to advancing health care for all people, and their exemplary personal and professional development.

Professor Hoar is currently Assistant Clinical Professor within the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the School of Public Health and Health Services at the George Washington University in Washington, DC.

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