The Welch Center’s Dr. Lisa Cooper, Director of the Johns Hopkins Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities, announced yesterday that two members of the Center’s team are the recipients of the 2012 Tom Bruce Award from the American Public Health Association. The award was presented to Bloomberg School of Public Health associate professors Lee Bone, MPH, RN, and Janice Bowie, PhD, MPH, at the APHA meeting held in in Washington, DC, October 29th-November 2nd.
The Tom Bruce Award was established in 2006 by the Community-Based Public Health (CBPH) Caucus of the American Public Health Association (APHA). The award celebrates the work and the legacy of Dr. Bruce to CBPH. Thomas Allen Bruce, MD, is a physician, educator, and philanthropist who lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. The award is presented annually to an individual who exemplifies leadership in community-based public health.
As congratulations pour in from all sides, the Welch Center adds its kudos to both recipients and to the Center to Eliminate Cardiovascular Health Disparities!